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I was looking at some of the sailing magazine demographics, and it seems like about 90% of sailors are 50+, wealthy, male, and have 20+ years of sailing experience.
If they have so much experience- that means that 20+ years ago there must have been tons of young sailors, but young people aren't interested in sailing anymore.
It's quite a bummer, but I suspect you'll hardly be able to give away large cruising and racing sailboats twenty years from now, when these 50-70 year old sailors pass away or are too old to sail, and hardly anyone left even knows or cares about sailing.