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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
My impression of the under 30 crowd is that they are very very social.
Sailing would have to appeal to their social side - new friends and comrades; not the solitude of a night watch.
No doubt on what your saying, they are very social but being social has little to do with being adventurous, the twenty and early thirties people I interact with daily are not what I would call adventure seekers, there are exceptions to this of course, but by and large most fall into the car and mall life style.
Being social for this age group seems is more about being dependent on others opinions and acceptance than being independent / adventurous. It takes an adventurous soul to want to sail.