My youngest son and I took a weekendtrip to New Bern NC, to celebrate his last weekend of summer before school started back (junior in HS). New Bern is about 40 nm each way. We had NE winds when we left SW on our return giving us a nice ride and not a single tack the entire weekend.
My son recently bought a GoPro Hero ... he did a great job of editing and scoring the video, check it out:
My kids don't have a passion for sailing like I do, but they tolerate it. I cherish these times with them.