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

Going to be 30 in a few months, my wife will be 28. We are in the process of buying our first sailboat (an S2 7.9). Currently plan to keep it on the small lake near where we work and trailering it around to larger lakes (Lake Michigan, Lake Erie etc.) for longer cruises (long weekend to a week or more) for the next few years. We'll likely get involved in some racing too, we'll just see where the wind takes us!

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

While I am 42... I find some of these stories amusing. My sailer at the moment is a GP14. Cute little Sailing/Racing Dinghy that I bought a couple of years ago to get back to Sailing before buying something bigger (hopefully this year). I took one of my co-workers out. A 30 something guy who spent his entire life around powerboats. He has no problem climbing aboard a cigarette and racing across the ocean with just the outdrives touching the water... but the first time I heeled my GP over, he turned white as a ghost and was ready to swim for it.
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

It looks like im one of the younger ones here. Im 23 and have a 1983 25ft Watkins down in SE FL. Sailing is still new to me so for now im staying in the ICW.
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Just turned 31, wife also 31 and we bought our first boat this past fall, a Spirit 6.5. Learning to sail in the coastal waters of South Carolina.
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30 in June Wife is 28.

I don't think sailing appeals as much to our generation.
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30 in June Wife is 28.

I don't think sailing appeals as much to our generation.
Of course not.. your (and mine to a certain extent) was brought up around "go fasts". Powerboats that as I have read.. "give adrenaline rushes to the guys and white knuckles to the girls" and it is the big speed boats that people think of when I tell them I havea boat.
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 28, 'been sailing for 2 years. Just decided to try it out one day and signed up for a few courses. Never really knew any sailors until that point. Spent a fair amount of time on the water since. Heading down to the Caribbean for my first charter this spring

P.S. Probably less than 10% of the membership base at my club (Toronto) is under 30. The median age seems to be somewhere around 37-45.
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Of course not.. your (and mine to a certain extent) was brought up around "go fasts". Powerboats that as I have read.. "give adrenaline rushes to the guys and white knuckles to the girls" and it is the big speed boats that people think of when I tell them I havea boat.
Naw, the appeal is there, I blame shrinking attention spans. When I tell my friends about an upcoming cruise, I get "take mee!", when I suggest that they sign up for a course, all of a sudden it is "too complicated".
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 23. I have Rhodes 19 that I got when I was 18 right now but I'm looking to upgrade, probably to be beneteau 393, next year.
My goal is to make it around the world before I'm thirty.
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Got me in Puget Sound
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