Am I Curmudgeon?
I confess to being in line with the writer of this letter to another sailing forum.
I congratulate 12 year old Gannon Troutman for his success in the J70's at Key West and 18 year old Dominic Jackson on becoming a yacht master. Nevertheless, this news must be very disheartening to sailors of more mature years who have the prospect of being overtaken by such younger sailors. To avoid the associated loss of morale in this older group, it is vital that the RYA initiate a Youth Discouragement Campaign to persuade younger people to stick with video games and other passive activities rather than challenging the status quo.
- "No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet".