I fell in love with the sea at an early age when I would go out on my Uncle's boats and it has drawn me closer as the years went by.
I would take my 2 boys out on my own boat when they were young. The little one at that time wasn't so thrilled because he was 3, it was a 19' motor boat and he was held by his Mom when we were underway. After the boys got too big and the boat got too small, I took up an interest in sailing and would take them out on a daysailer.
When they were 19 & 22, they joined us on a week long charter in the BVI and will be joining us again next month. How many young adults want to go away with their parents on vacation (never-mind that the old man foots the bill)?
Don't think I'm not using their desire to spend sailing time with us to my own advantage. Just telling my wife that she'll see her kids more if we owned our own boat is like money in the bank! Which is ironic, because when we do get that boat, there won't be money in the bank anymore.....
I've got blisters on my fingers