I have 4 boy, 9, 7, 5, and 2. I know what you''re going through. I was able to get them interested by keeping them involved even when they''re off the water, books, pictures. find another couple with children their age and they''ll want to share sailing with them. If I take the boys out with a guest they scramble to raise sails, handle the sheets, and "show off" what they know. They do enjoy the snark more than our 26'' but we make sure they get recreational time also; beaches, swimming, picnics and walking the docks to look at other boats. Don''t give up! Children want to share your interests they just need to know what''s so fun about sailing, show them.