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I'm 26 and bought my boat last year. Worked on it all winter and she hit the water for the first time last week. For a 40 year old cruiser, she handles like a dream and just looks good. As I write this I'm counting the minutes 'till getting out of work and getting down to the yacht club. It would be nice to meet some younger sailors, but I feel like its only a matter of time... As this thread has shown, we're out there
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Here is our 1969 23' O'day Tempest about to splash. We launched her this week and sailed her back to our mooring. So nice to be back on the water with the wind in the sails.
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Here are a few more of us younger sailors on Buzzards Bay last summer.
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Ok here is another picture. This is me and some friends out on the water.
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Nice boat and work. The first boat I restored was a 25 foot O'Day, I sure do like them. I don't know if Hunt and Associates was involved with the design of the older O'Days but they did a great job on the 25. I modified a trailer using an O'Day add as a guide to design the supports. I was younger but not as young as you. Click on the link in my signature line to see what this kind of activity can lead to.

I am really glad to see the youngsters out and having fun.

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I'm 30, and my better half is 26. We bought our first boat a couple of years ago. I knew that I would love it, but she didn't have much experience. It was a big chance for her when she agreed to sink most of our disposable income into a boat, but it was definitely the right decision. We've met lots of great old timers in our area. They're great people and they help us out however they can.
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I'm glad you started this thread. I am 27, and have a 36' Catalina in Hampton, VA. I haven't met anyone within a decade of my age around the docks, and none of my "normal" friends are remotely interested in sailing. If anyone here lives around Hampton and wants to go PM me.
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I'm 31, I posted right at the beginning..
There was a comment a while back about moving a huge object through the water with only your brain, some fabric and the wind.. it's amazing, and the main reason why I sail.. some people feel that way I've found, and some don't..

I've raced on a 36 Bavaria for a year now, and after an offshore race, sails trimmed comfortably in 15knts, flying into the harbor, I couldn't help but say "isn't it amazing that it's only the wind moving the boat?"

The average comment was, we've been sailing all day jackass, have you not been paying attention

Dunno, just sailing hits you sometimes more than others !!
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28, and I bought our first boat last december, a Venture 17. Hopefully, the economy will pick up and we can upsize!! It would be great to have a boat large enough to take friends out on, or sail to the Caribbean or somesuch.


(BTW, if any of you work for a large telcom company, the design firm I work for would LOVE to do some work for you!!!!!)
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Keeping the tradition going

I have to say I feel the same way. But, as one person pointed out the big sailboating boom was during the 60's-80's and those people were our parents who took us on cruising adventures. I grew up sailing on lake erie. Took my first cruise at 2 weeks old and continued sailing throughout my whole life. I did have less interest during my high school and college years, but now I fixed up my own boat and take my family sailing. I'm glad there are a few others out there like me! See you on the water!
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