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post #16 of Old 02-24-2011
48' wood S&S yawl
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All of our kids started sailing way before they were 4.

On deck up until 5 or so they have to wear a PFD and be in a harness. We also make sure that they are watched by an adult that's NOT the helmsman.

Saw a "keep it under 5 kts" comment - we definitely do NOT do that-

Lee rail awash and flying, the little ones get used to that pretty quick.

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein

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