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I'm 31 and just bought my first boat, a Wing Keel Catalina 22 last year. I sail on Canandaigua Lake in the fingerlakes region of New York and love it. I've only been sailing for 3 seasons, started crewing on a friends boat and then joined the local yacht club. I have made plenty of mistakes, but my summer would be lost without it. Thanks for all the great reads and learning that this website has taught me!
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Im 32 and have a 1986 Crealock 37. My boat is in puerto vallarta while I tend to my land and responsibilities in northern california. It is hard having a boat that is 2500 miles away. I am hoping to flee the rain and drive another trukload of gear down there in a few weeks. It is an interesting time. While I a dreaming of sailing around the world, my girlfriend of 6 years is getting impatient about having children. Perhaps ive hit on the reason that there are not so many young couples out there.

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No reason you can't go sailing with children. Dave and Jaja Martin and many others have done it quite successfully.
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Im 32 and have a 1986 Crealock 37. My boat is in puerto vallarta while I tend to my land and responsibilities in northern california. It is hard having a boat that is 2500 miles away. I am hoping to flee the rain and drive another trukload of gear down there in a few weeks. It is an interesting time. While I a dreaming of sailing around the world, my girlfriend of 6 years is getting impatient about having children. Perhaps ive hit on the reason that there are not so many young couples out there.

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Hi im 19 years old and i own a 28ft Pearson Triton and ive been refitting it the past year and getting ready to sail the Caribbean

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No reason you can't go sailing with children. Dave and Jaja Martin and many others have done it quite successfully.
I plan on doing just that very soon. Hopefully by next season.
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I'm 22 and I've got myself a 1988 Catalina 30, been sailing since I was six years old.
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My husband and I are both 28. We have a mooring in Muskegon where we have seen a few 20 somethings like ourselves, plus a few families with kids. The yacht club next to us (Muskegon Yacht Club) seems to have a decent amount of people in their 30's, but they're all racers.
I've also noticed from going to our boat a few Fridays this past summer that the Yacht Club offers sailing lessons to kids from about 4-15. There have been races with close to 20 lasers out there (1-2 kids per boat), so it looks like there is another generation of sailors coming along, at least in West Michigan.


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Im 32 and have a 1986 Crealock 37.............. While I a dreaming of sailing around the world, my girlfriend of 6 years is getting impatient about having children. Perhaps ive hit on the reason that there are not so many young couples out there.

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Granche1, run for a secret vasectomy. Babies are loud, stink, can't trim a sail for sh!t, and hate the taste of rum.
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Thumbs up I think I'm still young...

I'm 33 and have a Starratt and Jenks 45' sloop I keep in Sarasota FL. My wife is 32 and the girls are 9 and 11. We will set sail permanantly in 10 years.
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I'm 23, and like so many here own my own boat (1964 32' Islander), restored it and sail her proudly. It seems like it would be a wildly awesome idea to have a couple of "young" people sail-ins somewhere, While schedules are hard to coordinate, even a rendezvous of 3 or 4 boats can lead to a cool trend in other places, and who knows, maybe we'll even spark a new tradition.

Just an idea....

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