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post #511 of Old 02-25-2013
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

My son is 23. We sailed together many times on various lakes and Pamlico Sound. He is so busy with his job, paying off college debt and making a living, we hardly ever sail together. I got him interested in stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) recently - we have two nice boards I bought used (they used to be old windsurfing boards). He loves both sailing and SUP but rarely goes out to do it as he is so busy with taking care of the basics.
So from where I stand, it is primarily lack of time and money.
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