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post #478 of Old 02-19-2013
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Sailing is too expensive for a person of your average capabilities and boat storage space.

I don't need both hands to count the number of places within several hours drive that you could actually launch bigger than a tiny day sailor and that's assuming there was enough room to comfortably tack once its launched.

People who like sailing like sailboats, not people who like boating. For your average person riding in a sailboat means sitting in cramped cockpit composed of uncomfortable hard surfaces that is always tilted at an annoying angle with aluminum beams and ropes flailing around trying to kill you. Not exactly a relaxing day out.
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