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post #398 of Old 01-13-2013
JamesClarke1128
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I am a young guy- I am 25, a recent college graduate, and have a decent sales job. I don't have an excess amount of money but I am not in debt over my neck, either. I live in Kentucky- there are plenty of places to sail within three hours of me, but I never knew that until I was actively looking to learn. I took ASA courses because I did not have other handy resources (aside from the library). And now, I don't have many outlets to get on the water. My peers don't participate. I don't have the financial ability to buy a boat. And, despite my knowledge of THEORY on sailing, I have less than 15 hours of experience and don't have a great way of rapidly increasing that. And to think, there are a lot of 20-somethings who would love to get involved....

"Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so."- The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

"Living and dying in 3/4 time" -J.B.
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