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CH-Nils posted a topic in Dinghy AnarchyI just read the "How to increase the number of sailors post" I think the post is good and relevant, yet fails to address the correct audience - Young adults (my generation and younger) Its pointless if 30+ year old men argue about how to get the youngsters on board, when most of them don't know how they think and see sailing. Now with my 23 years I might be a bit older than the target audience, but i think the issues I had to get into sailing are pretty representative... So here we go: Two months ago I (a student at the time) looked to buy a dinghy. I wanted it to be fast & exciting, not to hard to handle and relatively cheap (under 2000 us$). People recommended me mainly to get a moth (fast and exciting but way to expensive and harder to sail) or a super old laser/hobie (Cheap and easy to handle) And THIS is exactly where the problem lies (at least it did for me) When people see a moth flying over the lake on Youtube they think: WOW This is the coolest thing ever! Gotta try it out... until they see the pricetag of 25k $ and that there's nowhere to try this out. Then they see that for under 2000$ the only thing that they could afford is a buying a beater laser from the 1970s or joining a club with lasers from the 90s... everybody except the diehard crazy will say this is lame and look into buying a new Iphone instead. Solve this and you get growth back in the sport faster than ever Now how do we solve this? I'm open for suggestions/ideas/criticism