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View Poll Results: more U.S. S/V in foreign ports?
much more 1 8.33%
somewhat more 4 33.33%
no change 3 25.00%
less 4 33.33%
much less 0 0%
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:09   #31
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Re: Are more sailors leaving U.S. for extended cruising?

I left the US for an extended cruise, but I'm 27 and Canadian. I can tell you there aren't many people under 30 cruising, especially south of the hurricane belt. And very few of them planning to in the future.

There are lots of retirees further south, who have found the world of cheap healthcare, lower costs of living, and friendlier climates.

In georgetown this year the number of boats were down from what we heard. We met a lot of cruisers on the ICW who were preparing to go to the Bahamas in a year or three. If the US lifts travel restrictions on Cuba, you will see a mass exodus of US sailors leaving that's for sure.
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I plan on Going Galt in a four years, as soon as kids leave the house. The wife is a nurse and I program so pretty much can work anywhere in the world.
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I plan on Going Galt in a four years, as soon as kids leave the house. The wife is a nurse and I program so pretty much can work anywhere in the world.

I always wanted to go d'Anconia myself.
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Nice reference.

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