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Note: I'm a 33yo old male, never married, no wife, kids, or debt. That makes it easier but we all have to live with our choices.
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I think that digital media about sailing will help. Maybe a year and a half ago I saw the documentary Maiden Trip on Netflix. I thought "Holy ****, I want to do that." A while later I was on meetup.com and my local yacht club (which I didn't know existed) offered a beginner's course for $75. I jumped on it. I found sv Delos and La Vagabond, etc along the way. A year later I'm just about to embark on my first crew position. Sailing for a month and getting some blue water experience.

Note: I'm a 33yo old male, never married, no wife, kids, or debt. That makes it easier but we all have to live with our choices.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the coverage of the VOR and Americas cup online and on TV. Those two alone have gotten me excited about sailboat racing. I'm mid-30's and have found it very difficult to find anyone around my age that sails. I'd say most younger families are excited about the destination more-so than the enjoyment of boating. A party, marina, drinking, restaurant, etc. When I tell friends I can take them sailing, their first question is where are we going?

We're going sailing! :/
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Best I can tell, most collegiate sailing teams are under 22 years old.


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Which begs the question - does collegiate sailing team:collegiate population = sailing population:general population? If yes or greater, then all is fine. Otherwise not so.
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Which begs the question - does collegiate sailing team:collegiate population = sailing population:general population? If yes or greater, then all is fine. Otherwise not so.
It would be interesting to know the answer. However, I was refuting the notion that no young kids are taking up the sport.


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I have been an ASA instructor for 11 years. I have observed the number of people taking sailing lessons is steadily decreasing over time.
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I have been an ASA instructor for 11 years. I have observed the number of people taking sailing lessons is steadily decreasing over time.
There has been a steady decrease in people reading the manual that comes with anything. Doesn't mean they aren't buying them.
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I am talking about on-the-water instruction.


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There has been a steady decrease in people reading the manual that comes with anything. Doesn't mean they aren't buying them.
My point is that getting instruction is at best loosely correlated to people doing.
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Re: Is sailboat ownership dying ( or at least sick)

One item that I don't think sailing has addressed in the US is the growth of minorities , especially Latinos, who may love the water but not sailing. I am married to a Colombiana and have lots of Latino friends in Florida, many like power boats/jet skis but only know one into sailing - a Brazilian.
And Latinos still do lots together with family, but a fun day out on the water would be a cookout, lots of music and a couple of bottles of aguardiente - same thing we would do in the street in Medellin but just on a boat. Sailing would take away too much time from the fun.
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