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post #391 of 441 Old 06-13-2013
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

31 last week... 'all in' on the 30s now. Saving for my first boat, looking for a 22-26 footer to weekend on in the gulf and maybe take to keys/bahamas someday (or on bigger, better, later boat!). Lots of motor boat experience, including USMC Coxswain's rating (8111), but desire to travel further from shore than my gas budget would allow on a regular basis so I'm learning to sail! Playing around on rented sailing dinghys at the moment practicing the basics! Wife loves the sun, the water and the idea; hopefully she decides to become an Admiral!
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

howdy, im 41 but i look 30 lol. I'm young a heart at i have a 23 year old wife so that grandfathers me into the younger folks. haha. I am planning a bahamas trip sometime early next year.

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

I was 35 when this thread started, does that count?

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I am 20 and currently getting a Cal 21 seaworthy on a shoestring college budget.
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I'm 32 and fit as a fiddle. I don't have much sailing experience, but I will be available to sail in the Caribbean in early 2014. Looking to make my way from Peru back to the states.
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My husband and I are embracing the ctruising lifestyle! We're both 29 and spent a week earlier this summer chartering, with another week the end of this summer getting our intermediate cruising standard from the CYA.

We're still debating between doing a charter trip each year vs. buying our own boat. Problem is we're a couple of hours drive away from the true blue - we're looking into options for slips for next season.
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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.
We've met a bunch of really nice helpful folks at the marina where we're taking our first baby steps in sailing venturing out on our Pearson 26. One particularly nice gentleman talked with us for quite a while.. he was very enthusiastic about sailing, his boat, our boat, learning, and the yacht club based at the marina. He extolled the virtues of the club, the people in it, the facilities... really wanted us to join, and we might. One of the things he mentioned is that they'd really like to see more young people like us involved in the club; they could use our youthful enthusiasm!

Here's the gotcha... we're in our mid 50's!

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Well im 28, no boat yet, but imnworking to get one. life has a way of keeping me from getting one. -_-

And to be honest it never seemed like an option until i was 26...
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30 and I hope to have my first boat by this coming spring.


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

Met these folks cruising in the Caribbean. They were in their early 30s last year, quit their jobs (both very good jobs!), bought a boat and went cruising in the Caribbean with their yellow lab on a 39' Beneteau. twoahdahalfsailors.com
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