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post #142 of Old 07-12-2012
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I agree with Chris. At the risk of sounding like a middle-aged curmudgeon, I think video games do have something to do with it. They have a dangerously low "threshold to entry" and the counterproductive nature of being reset without consequence. Sailing takes effort, at least some effort, a skill set and the consequences of "getting it wrong" can be quite real. Too much trouble for the video game generation.
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