Nicholas D. Hayes. Participation in sailing is declining in America, down more than 40% since 1997 and 70% since 1979. In this wide-ranging book, researcher and avid sailor Nicholas Hayes explains why and offers powerful solutions. A provocative argument and action plan-sure to appeal to sailors everywhere-for the revival of family sailing and quality uses of free time for rewarding intergenerational pastimes, lifelong hobbies, and free-time pursuits. 240pp.