This is my favorite gripe to laugh at.2) Hard work: A 28 year old we had on the boat loved it, but moving the ropes and working the winches was too hard.
I'm 50, fat and gray and I relish whatever physical demands sailing places upon me. I want to exert myself. Sailing is like piano- it is a skill that you can spend a lifetime refining that you can take pride in. Listening to some millennial bitch about the effort involved always makes me laugh.
Non-sailors only see the effort, not the reward.