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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2012
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Views: 378
Posted By sailpb
anyone out there from south florida?

Hi.

I'm a 41 yo guy from delray beach. Sailed as a kid. Started getting back into dinghy sailing recently (lasers and flying Scots). Looking to get experience on other boats (dinghies or larger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 5,847
Posted By sailpb
They are certainly hitting the demographic. ...

They are certainly hitting the demographic. That's for sure. It seems like 85% of the sailors I meet are 55+. I'm in florida...is this the same for everybody?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By sailpb
Flying Scot Rudder Fitting

I have been sailing a Flying Scot for the past couple of months.

Today I went to sail and the upper transom rudder fitting was separated from the hull.

Questions are:

1) What are the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
WDSchock: The point about age is a good one....

WDSchock:

The point about age is a good one. I wonder how many of the younger folks driven by the SF Groupon actually remained as members or returned.

I know this approach can drive volume. ...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-19-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By sailpb
Crew Locally in South Florida

Hi.

Sailed as a kid. Now an adult getting back on track through dinghy sailing. Would like to gain more experience in a broader array of small and/or larger boats.

For me, experience means...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
These responses have all been great. I...

These responses have all been great. I appreciate it. Some of the 'realities' seem dismal. I'm wondering how sailing can 'compete' given the competition for time, lack of action, cost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
Hmmm. So, the 2004 high I'm seeing is actually a...

Hmmm. So, the 2004 high I'm seeing is actually a spike in interest within a longer term decline. Very informative. Makes me wonder how to either stave off decline. My club has camps for kids - but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
This may be true as well. Maybe people have just...

This may be true as well. Maybe people have just become more inclined to go directly to the sites they know rather than using Google - as the web has grown up. Never thought of that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
Interesting, true, and related to the doer/sitter...

Interesting, true, and related to the doer/sitter and media proliferation ideas. However, trends for those terms were relatively stable or declining in the same time period.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
I did look at several activities and they follow...

I did look at several activities and they follow similar trends. If the doer/sitter trend is true - I wonder why this is so? Maybe the proliferation of media?? For what it's worth, the trend for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
Interestingly, the decline started prior to the...

Interestingly, the decline started prior to the recession.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,135
Posted By sailpb
Sailing in Decline

What is up with sailing? The following chart https://sites.google.com/site/palmbeachsailing/represents the decline in frequency of the term 'sailing' entered into Google searches since 2004 -...
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