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I just turned 32 and I just bought my first boat, a C-310. Currently cruising around Monterey and San Francisco Bay with the girlfriend with plans to possibly do the Ha-Ha- Next year.

People in our age range are certainly in the minority. In fact I haven't really met anyone else yet in their early 30's / late 20's with their own boat. I mean, I completely understand why, it can be overwhelming financially. I was absolutely prepared to buy a good 'ole boat for cheap and fix her up but we got a great deal on a former charter boat and I went for it.

I know once we get out there and cruise or socialize in the clubs a bit more we'll meet some folks our age. For now though I'm obsessed with getting the boat where I want it and the GF trained up and confident handling her.

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I'm 34 and my wife is 28. We just bought our second boat, an Ericson 32.

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

Hey everyone! I'm 25, sail lake Ontario on my Kirby25. Next year will be my 5th year. It's a shame there aren't more younger people in the sport. Although a lot of my friends do enjoy it none have the passion it takes to own and care for a boat of their own!
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Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

im 32 and my wife is 33, have had 6 boats so far...cruised a bunch, been almost around...

currently fixing up my islander 36 down here in el salvador

being a minority is part of my life! jajaja

cheers to all the young ones out there!

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My wife and I are 25 been sailing since 21. My son is 2 and hes been sailing since the cord fell off. We sailed our 14 foot pintail dinghy from the time she was first pregnant till the week he was born and a month or 2 after he was born we got a Catalina 27.
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35 myself, have just finally been able to realize a near-life-long dream of owning my own sailboat, an Excalibur 26. Still a little work to get her going strong, but glad to be on my journey. My brother, 33, also has a boat, an Oday 23. And between the two of us, we also jointly have a Hurley 22 project.
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I'm 24 now, and working on my 3rd boat a spindrift 43.
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In celebration of my 30th Birthday I sailed my '66 Bristol 27 down the ICW from Annapolis to Key West in about 2.5 months. I met the girlfriend in Miami for 3 weeks of cruising through the Keys culminating with NYE Key West style. I will be posting videos from my trip if you would like to follow along at: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_...=philipstrause

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Nice trip and cap! Go Hokies!

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

Many of the cruising boats here in Thailand have been in the area for years. We all are getting older and all things will change. At some time everyone has to decide to hand off the belaying pin or get carried off the deck. A choice. Selling the boat may not bring enough to pay for a motorhome or a nursing home and life at home (where ever that may be) may not be desirable or even affordable.A dilemma. Those who cut and run (choice) stand a chance of passing their vessel on in a diminishing market . Being carried off the deck has it's drawbacks too. Perhaps a new generation of TV reality shows enhancing the pros and pros of cruising and boating in general could interest a younger audience to follow in my wake. The right bait, set the hook. Gone fishin !
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