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When we left Norway in 2004, my son was 3,5. Celebrated his 4th in middle of Atlantic, and are now sailing locally (Malaysia) in Otimist!
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My wife however prefers the life ashore!
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Just in case your wife is a stickler and is still counting: "Yes"

We got our first boat, a 24 footer, when our son was 4 years old. Of course, he was the oldest of our three kids. Our twin daughters were not yet 2 years old.


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YES, YES, YES..... that should put you over the top!

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Our twin daughters were not yet 2 years old.
We waited producing our twins until arriving Langkawi, but now they are closing in on 4, and time to go sailing again.
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We waited producing our twins until arriving Langkawi, but now they are closing in on 4, and time to go sailing again.
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Just in case your wife is a stickler and is still counting: "Yes"

We got our first boat, a 24 footer, when our son was 4 years old. Of course, he was the oldest of our three kids. Our twin daughters were not yet 2 years old.
Our experiences is about the same. 5 y/o daughter with 3 y/o twins on a catalina 22!
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Hello to all of parents who want to take kids to sailing !!

I'm 51 years old female, newly certified sailor, advanced scuba diver, who LOVES kids and Ocean. I will like to help out watching kids on a sailing journey leaving from CA prefer but open for any location. I;m safe, clean, healthy minded and well season travelor, been to many countries in my life. Anyone looking for a good crew want to watch kids and loves to cook ??? Please let's talk !!
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Yes, with a few caveats: first, I probably wouldn't take a 4-y-o out without another adult on board; second, "The Slot" may be a bit too much, particularly until everyone gets used to rail-down sailing; lastly, keep the tike on the leeward side of the cockpit, little ones can lose the Mal de Mar battle without much warning.

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All 3 of my kids started sailing when only a week old.
One way we found to keep em entertained when little was to stop up the drains in the cockpit and then to pour in a couple buckets of seawater and then they splash around in it while you sail. It also keeps your feet cool.
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Yes, life jacket with harness and clip them in to pad eye or jack line. My dad bought our first boat when I was 3 and now at 40 have a few miles under my belt. Was on first Bermuda race by age 16 and still love to sail!
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