You sure you want sailing to be MORE POPULAR?
You're going to get the same crowd that is driving on the streets. You know, "Gee, a green light. I can go left, I can go right, I can go straight, someone please help me, what do I do? I have to stop here in the intersection ow, I'm so confused!"
Now picture them on a boat, with no brakes, no stripes on the water, and...oh, wait, they're already buying the jetskis!
Be careful what you wish for, I'd rather see those folks take up GOLF and stay ashore. Gee, it's a golf ball, I wonder which side is the top?