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post #281 of 437 Old 12-04-2011
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31 Year old noob sailor here just bought my first boat last month and slowly getting her ready for my first year of sailing next year...

Wife is going to law school so we're basically living off one income...I thought we would not be able to afford a sailboat anytime soon until I started looking and realized I really could...So after some ups and downs, the boat we ended up getting is one that chose us (long story short)...

So, super psyched for my first year on the waters...

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My friend an I have boats in the Milwaukee area. I have a Catalina 27, he has a Irwin 10/4. We are both under 30.
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Please young people continue to promote Sailing! I'm 35 and the youngest guy in my sailing club. My regatta crew are 38, 40 and 42, and they are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th youngest as well. Nothing against you old salts, but dual 250 HP engines on planing hulls are replacing sailboats.

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I'm 27. Just getting into sailing, but I can tell (Like I did with my fist guitar); life will not be complete without sailing in it. I think there is something of a discipline in sailing, and it takes a personality, rare in my generation, that can handle only drinking one or two beers.
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I'm 32 years old and have just sold my 4th sailboat and I am now looking to get into something larger.

I've owned a Catalina 22, J -24, Catalina 25, C&C 29, and xxx next???

I got into the sport when I was 7 and sailed / taught sailing on dinghies till I got into my 20s.

Love the sport and most of my sailing mates are much older than I am - its not how old you are, but how much you love the sport in my eyes.

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Hey, 27 on a boat 20 years my senior. I'm in the one and only Florida Keys and life is too good. Almost. The Cheoy Lee could be done, but, well, she's old and in dear need of an overhaul. I also have a few friends my age who own (don't laugh!) a Bayliner Bucaneer. Their seem to be more of us learning at a younger age. Its nice to see. I'm so used to most of my friends being older than my boat!
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...I also have a few friends my age who own (don't laugh!) a Bayliner Bucaneer. ...
I don't see anyone laughing. I do hear them praying, though.

Seriously, though, it's all good. A lot of people bash my boats. The Catalina 25 owners - and owners of more finely crafted custom boats - stick their noses up at my C250, the Sunfish owners stick their noses up at my Phantom, and everyone sticks their nose up at my Trophy (made by Bayliner) with 50 hp made by left-for-dead Force (reportedly stands for F'ing Old Rebuilt Chrysler Engine).
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I'm 22 and just bought my first boat it's all new to me and I am eager to Learn

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Just turned 40, the husband is 33. We've been sailing together for 4 years, and living aboard for 3.
I feel pretty young compared to most sailing folk, but I am finding more and more 20 something's picking up old tubs and fixing them up; very refreshing!
I have been sailing since I was 5
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Even If I reverse the numbers (45) I'm still 10 years over 35!!! But hey, 45's the new 35 - that works for me
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