You meet the nicest people sailing. Karl and Sherri Snider (right) joined Karen Straight and Ron Watkins and his niece Lisa on a warm afternoon sail amid busy, shouting Coast Guard trainees on the York River. There was no government shutdown for them. The Sniders work at a nursing home in Missouri that recently had the longest living person in America, age 112. Ron and Karen operate Colonial Gardens B&B on Jamestown Road. I was commenting on the sad state of physical fitness young people today, some of whom would have a hard time running a sailboat because theyâ€™re too busy text-messaging. Lisa, a U-Conn grad whoâ€™s now a personal trainer, responded with an apt analogy about teenage wimps. â€œTheir sedentary life is to our generation what smoking was to yours.â€ They have simply grown accustomed to unhealthy behavior and lack an incentive to change.