Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
I live in Vancouver, I owned an apartment and a 30ft Catalina for a while, then sold the boat and rented the apartment. My wife and I didn't come from money or ever got bailed out, we just worked hard and didn't spend our money on $8 cocktails and $15 hamburgers every day. We even saved money for our trip while working, owning and insuring vehicles, paying the mortgage, going on trips. We knew where almost every dollar went, which might be the difference, I met a lot of people my age, while having to work as a bank teller, who made twice as much money as me and had nothing to show for it. I never had any of my friends make an effort to meet up with me to go sailing, and it was free for them.
Just a strange mentality. I think it might also have to do with how younger people are afraid to fail, so they put barriers up or don't try.
I dunno, but it is interesting hearing perspectives on what people think about it. Baby boomers getting into cruising should be concerned, because who is going to buy your boat after you spend 5 years of retirement on it, and need to sell for health reasons.
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