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Old 11-14-2007
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helo,

I want to know if the boys and girls here sail with the dad?

I sail alone but with my dad also.

you sail with yu dad?
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Fred,
I am now a dad myself, but when I was a young boy my Father would take me sailing all the time. Before my Father ever owned a boat, we would go to the lake together and watch the other sailors out on the water.

My Dad than took me sailing for the first time on a boat that we rented.
That was our very first sail together. I was about 10 years old at the time and I have been in love with sailing ever since.

Today I get to take my daughters sailing much the same way that you sail with your Dad.
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Hi Fred,

I used to sail (well, row actually) with my grandfather (is name was Fred also) when I was a very young (6 or 8 years old) boy. He would rent a 16 foot Dory and row for about 3 hours to some fishing grounds where we would fish for Cod and Haddock (Baccala? do you call it that in portugal?) all day long. We would leave before dawn and return near nightfall, and usually nearly fill the dory with fish (40 or 50 kilos)

It was wonderful times. Sadly, my grandfather is long gone, as are most of the fish.

Enjoy your sailing with your dad.

Fred C.
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My step dad taught me to sail, helped me build an 8' pram similar to your opti. Then I sailed that for 5 yrs or so, sold it to a neighbor for his kids to sail.

There is an article here locally of a I think now adult women, that she and her dad built an opti when she as 8. Maybe your new boat can come this way! You and dad build one!

Right now, three of my 4 kids 19 daughter and 21 sons crew for me on my current boat. I also have a 15 yr old daughter, that is not into sailing as much. That is ok too.

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I also like sailing with my dad.

One day wheen I have a son I sail with my son and if I have a doughter I also sail with my doughter, because girls are like boys.

I now have to do homework and I visited the oceanary and need to write the visit I made. We saw sahrks and turtles and other fish. My favorite fish is the moon fish.
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I used to sail with my Dad quite a bit. Later on, when we both had boats, I would recognize his boat from across the lake. I would literally sail circles around him in my Laser... His O'Day daysailor wasn't very fast.

Later on, my dad wound up sailing around the world on a DownEaster 38.

Last month, my dad came to visit, and we cruised in the cold and rain in the Pacific Northwest for a week.

You and I are both lucky that we had parents that got us into sailing.

My two children like to sail too.
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Our son sailed with us the first time when he was 18 days old, he had his own boat, like you do, from about age 5 and up, started racing with us when he was 11. Now he is 25, racing several days a week on a variety of boats, owns his own 30ish footer, and will be a Dad himself in a few days time.

He is determined to get his daughter out sailing earlier than we did with him!!

Its very cool that you think that sailing with your Dad is cool!!
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and will be a Dad himself in a few days time.

He is determined to get his daughter out sailing earlier than we did with him!!

Its very cool that you think that sailing with your Dad is cool!!

Faster, congratulations! Is it your first Grand-Kid? If so, welcome to the club!! Hold on to your wallet !

I think it's great when kids get to sail at all, and if it can be with a parent or grandparent, awesome!

My daughter was around the commercial fishing fleet from about 2 yrs old (16 now, where did THAT time go???????) It was a riot to watch her put the saltiest old reprobates in their place.......

I plan on taking her on a sailing school cruise in the next year.

My grandkids, from my stepdaughter, will sail with us when the time is right; and if the KIDS don't get it together, the G-Kids will be sailing off to Tahiti with us...
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Faster, congratulations! Is it your first Grand-Kid? If so, welcome to the club!! Hold on to your wallet !

Thanks, Aj... yes it's our first - and we've already started spending .

My son and his wife are going racing Saturday,(due date is Monday) so if the baby is born on board I guess I'd have to say they beat our 18 day record!

And now, so as not to hijack Fred's thread, back to regular programming.
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One day wheen I have a son I sail with my son and if I have a doughter I also sail with my doughter, because girls are like boys.
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