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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.