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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
The best answer I can think of for this question. It is a big ocean out there and the "young people" can not afford to frequent the fancier/more expensive places and are not seen by the people that can. In addition people of different socioeconomic groups move in different circles. Just because you don't see as many young people cruising doesn't mean they are not, it just means they are not cruising where you are. That said the economy and resulting culture also effects the people who are able to cruise (of all ages). As a poor older sailor....I come across quite a few young cruisers...I also watch the rich "yachties" from a distance
Last edited by wolfenzee; 01-10-2013 at 04:40 PM.