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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Me and My wife are 27, Working on building up the cruising kitty. Have a 27 hunter now and are saving to upgrade to... the best we can afford I hope!
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

We're 29 and 33, just setting sail in Mexico in a few months on our newly purchased 1962 Pearson Triton! It's great to see so many other young uns' out there - (ha!).
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm abit over the age range but have been living aboard on and off since I was 18. I'm on my 10th boat and setting sail south in September or October. I live on a 22' sailboat with my dog, she isn't a big boat but the best boat I could afford to pay cash for. Good to see so many young ones around here. I have a few very young kids living on my dock.
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I'm 24. Sailed my whole life. When I was younger I spent a lot of time going out of Jones Inlet (Point Lookout), Long Island on Hobie 16s with my dad. Recently bought my own twin keel, Hurley 20. Sailed to Montauk to live aboard for 4 months, and back home again end of October. Working my way towards a boat that I can live aboard full time, and surf world class waves to my hearts content.
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

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cal 33 leaving from gulfport on the way all the way around ( just turned 22 )
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Checking in,

I am 21 in August, though I don't own a boat yet. Sure as hell wish I did. I am from Tacoma/Gig Harbor area, then moved to League City, the town right next to OP's town, and now live in Pearl Harbor. I have never lived away from the ocean, and don't plan to, so I see a boat in my future.
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

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I am 37 and my wife is 34 and we have two small kids. We own a S2 9.2a and sail up on lake Erie. I found it interesting last year when one of the club members asked me "What boat do your parents own?" They were shocked when I said we are full member and that 30 footer over there is ours. I would say we are easily 10-15 years younger than the next youngest member with a sailboat.


It starts to get a little depressing being 20 years younger than the youngest people at my marina (I think they tend to run a little older in Florida to begin with which doesn't help). I've found that yacht clubs and associations treat me as a little micro-celebrity, and are eager to welcome me and my wife to their events (the never ending quest for young blood maybe?).

My friends view sailing as a passing curiosity, interested in sailing in the same way you might be interested to know how silly putty picks stuff up. Any given friend is typically good for maybe one day every fiscal quarter spent doing this (in slow-motion no less) before tiring of boats and the water:



In their defense, this is a sickness. How else can I justify obsessing so much over a lifestyle?
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 23, and have a Tanzer 8.5. Bought my first "real" boat (Tanzer 22) at the age of 19.

My fiancee and I are definitely the youngest ones at our yacht club, but we do find we have a lot in common with other older members when we start talking to them.

One thing that we've noticed, however, is that people are in disbelief when they talk to my fiancee and hear about all the fiberglassing, grinding and restoration work she does on our project. Admittedly more than I do, because my time in the office limits how much I get down to the boat
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Hey Karrad! I'm on an Islander 32' headed from Maryland to Gulport, shoving off in about 6 weeks, where are you cruising to?
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Loved sailing since I was in my teens, but just finally bought my sailboat at 35.
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