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First sail with new baby (1-year-old)...
My wife and I had our first son in June of this year. He's about three months old presently. We plan on chartering a boat on the Chesapeake Bay probably in July or August of next year with another couple (whom we've sailed with before) and their two-year-old son.
My plan is to charter out of Harve de Grace and get a slip in Georgetown. I was thinking about only doing an overnight so we can see how it goes with the kids. I also want to keep the distance between where we depart and where we stay short so that we're not under a lot of stress.
The trip between Harve de Grace and Georgetown is pretty short. I figure we can drop anchor around lunch time and maybe do some swimming.
I'm looking forward to the trip but I am also a little anxious about taking the baby out for the first time. I'm by no means an expert when it comes to sailing but I have completed the ASA 101-104 courses (several times each) and chartered (bareboat) about a half of a dozen times for two to three nights each time. I'm also pretty familiar with the Northern Bay.
Anyone have any advice or words of wisdom to share to make the trip easier? Any help is greatly appreciated.