That trip sounds like a very looooong day, especiallly for a young novice guest, who will probably be bored to death and wonder what's so great about sailing. Sort of like a delivery rather than a pleasure crtuise.
My advice is to go to Scituate on the first day, stay in the town marina, eat at the Mill wharf, see a movie, etc. Next day shoot over to P-town. Return the following day to Plymouth for an over night, same routine as Scituate. Following day return to Salem.
That way you break the sailing in to more bite size nuggets surrounded by the adventure of seeing a new place...much mor elikely to be enjoyable for someone who doesn't think 10 hours beating to windward is fun.
PS - do you really get 7 knots in a 25 O'Day, its not a Mac26 in disguise, is it?
Certified...in several regards...
Last edited by sailingfool; 05-14-2008 at 10:14 AM.