Economy sucks the young are being hit the hardest and in any form sailing is a luxury even in a smaller cheaper boat.
On the flip side young people want to go faster in everything they do and sailing will never fit that bill.
Sailing going noware reduced maybe but the allure of sailing will always be around and as full prices go up since we all know they will just a fact of things i think the fuel advantage will increase numbers.
I kind of wonder if there won't be innovations that come from it things that make sailing even easier and more accessible and more motor sail boats.
My 2 cents