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Join Date: Oct 2006
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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.
Same thing down here. Trying to get across Sydney Harbour on a Saturday afternoon is one perilous occupation. Everything from the latest hi-tech screamers in both keelers and skiffs to a fleet of replica 18' skiffs and kids on lasers and opti like dinghys.
Yes, there are a lot more stinkers out there but the sailing fleets are alive and kicking.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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