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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
Hmmm..., kind of an old topic I see, but interesting all the same.
I'm 33. I've been passionate about boats and sailing since a very young age. Would love nothing more than to cruise the world. Sorta wish I took a couple years in my 20s to do it, though I had zero money back then. And anyway, I then met the woman of the dreams, got married, had a child....
Absent some independent source of income, it's just not possible for us to go cruising the world. We sail on the weekends, will charter down south, and hopefully will retire relatively young to a boat after the kid(s) is/are off on their own.
I don't get how young people go "cruise the world" absent some outside financial assistance. I was lucky to have college tuition picked up for me, but I was otherwise broke through my 20s and lived paycheck to paycheck, barely.