OK, some folks set off to sail around the world without any real experience AND are LUCKY enough to survive long enough to get that necessary experience. ( Bumfuzzle and Slapdash pop into my head). BUT as a mother, I didn't go through pregnancy and childbirth to have the brat throw it all away in a quest for 5 min. of fame. Yeah, mine did stupid, risky stuff - but not if I was able to stop them. That's my idea of proper parenting.
Interesting side note: My oldest two have come over to the dark side since becoming mothers themselves. All that "I would let my kids do it" seems to be forgotten.
And yes the kids have more sailing experience than I do. So what. I KNOW I'm not ready for ocean sailing, let alone a circ. That's whats called maturity.