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post #13 of Old 02-23-2011
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Bought our first boat when our middle daughter was 6 weeks old. All of our kids went sailing throughout their lives. Now our grandchilren have their turn. Our first, our one grandson, went sailing at 6 weeks; each of our other three have gone sailing as infants. Our grandson will be 4 this summer and talks about sailing a lot. To be sure, the infants are easier than the toddlers and bigger kids; they are required to wear lifejackets and we pay close attention. We also usually do shorter sails and sail quite conservatively when they are aboard. BUt they learn to sail and learn to love it and are quite safe.
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