Originally Posted by GraemeInCanada
That spinnaker sailing looks really interesting, here is a link to instructions by the way: How spinnakers work
I'm curious as to how young people bring their children out. I've heard that it's unsafe and a bad idea to bring a baby onboard under the age of 6 months or so. Do babies get sea sick?
Ours never got sea sick. The only time they have gotten sea sick was after many hours in a fairly good sea whiloe sitting in the V-berth down below and reading a book. I would have gotten sick too.
As far as unsafe to bring a baby onboard, why? Heck, it could be argued that it is safer with a baby than a child because a baby stays where you put them. When they are toddlers, they can wander some, but boats are typically pretty baby safe down below. Once they get older, with a strong understanding of do's and don'ts (no different than a house), they are as safe on a boat as most adults.