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Old 14-07-2015, 12:15   #751
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Re: The Philosophy Behind Sailing Simply and Cheaply

[QUOTE=foolishsailor;926336]You see people from all western socio economic groups sailing. Our economic strata doesnt apply to the rest of the world. Someone from the lower class In china not only can't go cruising,but it doesn't even register in their world view as an option.

I have many Asian-born friends who even with the option of going sailing now that they live in the US, just don't see it as a pastime, and can't figure out why us white folk like it. My one friend said to me humorously, "A boat isn't something we see as recreation, it's either a boat for fishing, which is hard work, or a boat we are using to escape communism, which was a miserable experience for me". By contrast Western culture's attitude to boats is based on a history of economic prosperity and military conquest, it's not surprising that yachting is now associated with the upper crust, even though it doesn't have to be expensive.

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