There was one thing that struck me quite strongly about that evening: how old the audience was.
I'm not youngster but I was almost certainly below the mean age of those there, and it was particularly noticeable given how young Matt was - or at least relatively.
And it raised a couple of questions:
- Was the audience representative of the CA in general?
- Have cruising associations always been for those in their "prime of life"? - maybe because yacht owning involves a degree of both wealth and experience.
- If not when was it that cruising associations involved more young people?
- Does it matter?
- If so how could they widen their appeal?