Proud to announce that my son's first sailing experience was a success... We only went out for about an hour but he was fine the whole time.
We headed down to Harve De Grace, MD this past weekend for an open house at Baysail, which is a small charter company in the Northern Chesapeake Bay. We're scheduled to charter a Catalina 350 out of Baysail later this summer in July so we wanted to pick him up an infant PFD. While we were there, we hopped on Catalina 36 and were able to do a bit of sailing.
My son definitely hated his PFD when we first put it on him, but he eventually seemed to settle into it. He'll be a bit bigger in July, which I think will help make it a bit more comfortable for him. Also, we plan on spending some time with him in a swimming pool this summer to get him used to it. I'm glad we went in person and didn't just order one online becuase we tried about three different ones on him before deciding on the one we bought.
I'll post a picture when I get home later...
Edit: Here's the pictures: