Glad I found Sailnet
Join Date: Jul 2008
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My (then) 10 year old bought a 7' Ensign sailig dinghy last January. I taught him for 4 weekends then soloed him in February. Would have been 3 weekends, but one of the days had the winds CRANKING, and it was time for a high wind lesson. THen every weekend after that (Or during the week if there were conflicts, we wnet sailing. We had to clear a path through snow and one time even had to break the ice near shore -- that we a trip to PA.
If you miss sailing, get a small, trailerable sailboat, some warm clothes (or wetsuit with a few gallons of hot water in the car for after you come back ashore) and a hot drink in a thermos.
Then.. go sailing!!
Bring a friend or two, the kids, whoever. Take pictures and post them here or send to others.