Originally Posted by Faster
What we've done in the past was invite our son's school friends for trips/weekends. It was kinda cool because we were able to introduce kids to sailing that would not likely have been, and the friend was a known entity as far as getting along with our son.
You have enough boat to invite your child's friends AND their parents if you wanted to.
Now THAT is a good idea. I say go a step further and invite the whole class + teachers and call it an educational, hands-on, field trip. $$Bill$$ the school and finance your sailing plust get free crew, I see no reason why 4-5 year olds can't manage boat poles and dock lines
I bet you will be single handing her in no time quite comfortably and having a winderful time doing it.
Enjoy your new boat!