Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
"The baby boomers had the world given to them on a plate so they took advantage. "
Last generation graduated with virtually none...this generation has a too much. "
I guess I must have been standing in the wrong line, didn't even get the plate... and apart from a few trust fund types, every boomer I know has worked their a$$es off their whole life.
Apparently there are a lot of recent college graduates that are just starting to realize that college loans need to be repaid, and with the job market so bad I'm sure this is somewhat of a contributing factor, how much I don't know.
I'm sitting here writing this while looking at my son's beautiful cruising boat out on our mooring, while he's working hard to make ends meet for his family, and doesn't even have time to use it (and we all know how the market is for trying to sell a boat now). IMO, it's entirely the economy and high unemployment rate that is reducing the number of younger people that are cruising.
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse