Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Hood River
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
We would love to see you in the S. Pacific in April 2014. But you have never left port on your own and you have a lot of truth to learn about yourself and those that will be around you. If you continue on about the more well off with a negative slant you will find yourself isolated. The world cruising community has no material status, we all, rich or poor help each other and care about each other. There is no value to money only how a sailor and his crew carry themselves and how well he or she keeps their boat. We will risk our lives to save another fellow cruiser especially when he has done everything to keep a good vessel.
I have met many wanna be's like you, they rarely don't get far. Usually they make it to San Fran or if lucky to Mexico and then no farther. They are bitter and depressed, they are stuck in some stink hole at anchor till they and the boat rots out. Get a better outlook to all of those around and enjoy your life and those around you and you will find that the cruising world is a pretty nice world to be in.
We hope you make it and we can buy you a beer. Best of luck to you and your beautiful boat.
Make the ballad a seaworthy event. Don't stop till the ballad is complete, Bob Dylan has never stopped and he is like you and I old and and at least as grey as I am. And I hear that Bob is fearful every time he writes.
Last edited by hannah2; 06-27-2013 at 04:40 PM.