Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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how do we.....
Aside from learning by doing on the family boat, the best way to introduce prospective sailors to the sport is for parents to inspire their children at a very young age. There are many ways in which to do this, all it takes is initiative . . . and of course a little money. Powerboats, on the other hand, cost significantly more money than similarly sized sailboats.
Newport (The City by the Sea) has many youth programs to get kids of all ages started in the sport. Historically, sailing has been very popular in my area due to Newport''s long history with sailing and, of course, Narragansett Bay being one of the best sailing bays in the country.
Naturally, location is important, but I believe any coastal community could learn from successful, and affordable, operations like Sail-Newport.