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Writerhall 02-16-2011 04:54 PM

Looking for some sailing statistics
 
Does anyone know where I can find some statistics about sailing? I'm looking for things like numbers of pleasure registered sailboats in the U.S.and is this a past time that is growing, or decreasing during this recession. I'm not even sure if these are statistics that are available anywhere, but any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Linni

sailingdog 02-16-2011 06:11 PM

Try contacting BoatUS, which has a lot of boating related information.

paulk 02-16-2011 07:48 PM

US Sailing would also have this sort of info. Looking up "Saving Sailing", the book by Nick Hayes, may also provide the type of data you want. He's essentially researched this thoroughly, and determined that numbers have fallen off so much in the last 20 years that sailors are practically an endangered species. He promotes a variety of methods to rebuild numbers, including debunking the myth that going sailing has to be expensive. He came to our club and told us, IIRC, that sailing centers across the U.S. enabled people on average to go sailing for an entire season for about $350, if they wanted to. It was a LOT less than golfing, in any case. Recent fuel cost increases may actually help to boost sailing, as people who want to be out on the water see that can be done more cheaply without engines.

sailingdog 02-16-2011 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by paulk (Post 698905)
US Sailing would also have this sort of info. Looking up "Saving Sailing", the book by Nick Hayes, may also provide the type of data you want. He's essentially researched this thoroughly, and determined that numbers have fallen off so much in the last 20 years that sailors are practically an endangered species. He promotes a variety of methods to rebuild numbers, including debunking the myth that going sailing has to be expensive. He came to our club and told us, IIRC, that sailing centers across the U.S. enabled people on average to go sailing for an entire season for about $350, if they wanted to. It was a LOT less than golfing, in any case. Recent fuel cost increases may actually help to boost sailing, as people who want to be out on the water see that can be done more cheaply without engines.

Without a complete reliance on engines... ;) Most sailboats, at least the larger ones, have engines.

Writerhall 02-17-2011 09:31 AM

Thanks for the info and websites and mention of the book. This is for a project I'm working on. One of the best books we have on sailing and cruising on less is SENSIBLE CRUISING: The Thoreau Approach by Don Casey and Lew Hackler.

Furian 02-03-2014 03:47 PM

Re: Looking for some sailing statistics
 
Hello,
dont want to make new thread...

Any suggestions, where can I find a statistic about whole world sailing marker? Im interesting in sailing yachts and especially in number of people, participiated in any kind of activity of clubs and racing.

Thank you.

paulk 02-03-2014 09:38 PM

Re: Looking for some sailing statistics
 
ISAF might be a place to start. They're the one outfit that's supposed to represent the sport of sailing worldwide. Send them an email and see what you get. Their focus on racing may skew the numbers downwards from the actual total, but you can at least ask.

Furian 02-10-2014 04:09 PM

Re: Looking for some sailing statistics
 
ISAF is exactly what I need, thank you very much!

Check sailracer.net, when you have time :)

argalax 02-10-2014 05:22 PM

Re: Looking for some sailing statistics
 
Writerhall,
Please keep us posted on results of your findings.


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