Actually Hog, in my Country its the opposite, more people sailing now then ever.
The sailing club where my son races has a waiting list of at least 30 kids.
Most clubs have the teams full, and the amount of older people getting into sailing increased by almost 120% since last year.
We have a problem now..not enough boats for the kids to start.
I know a guy that drives evry Saturday and every sunday, 100 miles each way, so his son can sail in an Opti.