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post #521 of Old 03-05-2013
tstenq
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I did a lot of dinghy sailing with my pop as a child, when I turned 18, I got a Rhodes 19 (free-lots of glass work) and we sailed that until Pop dropped serious money ($2500) on a Contest 30. I love the escape from society, even if it is only for a couple hours at a time, but I think that most people my age have become addicted to social interaction based on instantaneous communication. they simply can't unplug long enough to find the joy of salt spray in their face and wind in their hair. Hopefully, I'll be getting a big time boat int he next year and can convince Pop to come across the pond with me. but a kid's gotta have dreams right?
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