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4 Days Ago 09:49 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm about to turn 26, living in San Diego. Own an I-14 and a Vanguard15, and try to crew on whatever boats I can get on -- if you need crew let me know! I've been sailing since I was about 5 and coaching part time since high school. Mostly racing focused and looking to buy a Mini650 before I'm in my 30s so I can start racing in the short-handed, offshore, distance regattas.
1 Week Ago 01:48 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 31 living aboard in Los Angeles and have been sailing regularly for a year, and off and on my for the past 10 years or so. Refitting an old Allied while saving and gaining experience for distant cruising beginning November 2016.
2 Weeks Ago 07:43 AM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I am 23 and live in Wisconsin. Split the cost of an RL24 with my dad, was only able to take it out once since we bought it in November, hoping to get plenty of time on it this upcoming summer.
2 Weeks Ago 10:41 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm almost 26, learned to sail on a Sunfish as a wee lad. Got an Ensign several years ago and "raced" it to Mackinac Island a couple times from the UP and sailed quite a bit up there in the home of Fleet 31 the largest Ensign fleet in North America. Going to be buying a Merit 25 and hope to do some little trips maybe up to the Manitous and Beaver Island this summer.
3 Weeks Ago 10:04 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I am 29 and I split an O'Day 25 with someone who is a few years younger than me and this will be our third year with the boat. I've always been attracted to sailing. I built a Stevenson Weekender, a 20ft fiberglass cloth-covered plywood gaff-rigged sloop, when I was 17. I raced 420s and FJs in college and started crewing for anyone I could. I still race on big boats on the LIS. We've taken our O'Day cruising on the Long Island Sound and down to New Jersey many times. We're thinking about trading up our O'Day to something 30-35 Feet soon.
3 Weeks Ago 03:53 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I am 30 ( just turned) and I picked up sailing less than a year ago. I must say, though, as a child, we would go to the beaches often and I'd stare out at the horizon and see a silhouette of a sailboat sailing down the coast, and I have always wanted to sail since then, but living in Arizona I never thought it was a possibility until we moved near the coast (SPI, TX). I love sailing, and my dream is to sail around the world someday, though my wife still needs a little convincing. I also hope that as we sail down the coast there is some young person at the beach that sees us and becomes inspired to sail.
3 Weeks Ago 03:24 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 32, and first stepped onto a sailboat a year ago, which I bought (yes, I know that's a horrible idea!)

Been living it on it for the last 9 months and am slowly getting less terrible at sailing
3 Weeks Ago 02:45 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Haha! Noticed a lot of the same out there on the water. But those "older folks" know how to have a good time!

Myself and four friends sailed from Morro Bay, CA to Zihuatenejo a few years back, we were about 23-25 years old then. We ran into one other crew under 30 during the whole trip. But we had a blast learning and boozing with the older crews and retirees, and usually their boats were much nicer than ours (hint: sometimes they miss their children and will invite you over for an awesome dinner because you remind them of their kids!).

We had very little experience back then, and this was one of the reasons we thought we could pull it off.... no offense here...

"If a bunch of old people can do it, why can't we!?"

Don't worry, all you old salty dogs are much better than us, gauranteed.
01-27-2015 10:16 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Im 33, my wife is 32. We have both been living aboard for around 4 years now. Going to finally get a little cruising in come this march. We have only met 6 under 35 boats in the past 4 years so even in our 30's' we are still the minority around these parts. Hopefully we will meet more when we get out there.
01-27-2015 09:32 PM
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Hey, i'm 18 years old about to graduate high school. I know what your thinking, but i bought my first boat a couple of years ago a Coronado 23. I know it's a lot smaller then most of the boats owned by people on this site but hell I was 16 when i bought it and only had $8 left in my bank account after i bought it. I guess that ether shows determination or a spontaneous kid. I'll tell you though i don't regret buying it one bit i live up on the great lakes, lake Michigan to be more spastic. I am trying to find a plan for the upcoming years and am looking at larger more suitable offshore boats i hope to be sailing the Caribbean in the next 5 years. Side note I want to get a ketch i know not necessarily the best but i love the look (i know a shallow reason) but if any one knows of some good cheaper and smaller ketches please let me know!
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