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My son came on board at three months old.... stayed on board till he was six and we moved ashore. Still have the boat. Difficult to get him out on the water...unless he has got mates with him. Says sailing Opti's round the cans is boring.Should have the baot ready to go sailing again real soon..even if just for weekends away. Can't wait!
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My only concern for an extended cruise with my children is reinserting them into land school when finished.

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My only concern for an extended cruise with my children is reinserting them into land school when finished.
'maybe some cause for concern here. When our daughter left for college after living aboard from infancy she had some difficulty. While all the other young ladies were trying to adapt to the small dorm rooms, she had to hang sheets around her bed because she couldn't sleep in the huge caverness space. After a short time she was as land adapted as anyone. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I started sailing when my 2 boys were todlers and I would take them out in the harbor on club boats. Now they are 6 and 8 and not very excited about my sailboat. They seem to think it's boring for some reason... and don't understand why my boat won't go fast like their friend's motorboat... I would welcome any insight on how to get them excited about sailing.
this came up somewhere else and there were some good ideas, like this one:

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