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06-09-2014 05:15 PM
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Nice post and great to get the Florida Keys update. Family looks great and I too miss the burgers/fries at Burdine's Chiki Tiki.

Rhythm is back on the Chesapeake now and Cath and I are making our round of doctors appointments. We're off the boat for a couple of weeks but I needed a mainsail repair anyhow.

All the best, see you next winter if you're still in the area.

06-07-2014 12:43 PM
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Sailing in AK with our 2 and 5 year old girls. The 2 year old is a handful but the 5 year old is already quite the grinder (helps to run a 25 foot boat). 3 year plan and we are outta here and trying to match you sir.

Added a BBQ to the boat yesterday so we are catching up!
03-25-2014 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by shank32095 View Post
Nice thread!!!!!!
Thank you!!!

03-24-2014 05:06 PM
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Nice thread!!!!!!
03-08-2014 10:57 PM
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"but so far no one has done it"
No one has done what? In NYC Project Citykids has been teaching sailing to kids at risk since 1987. I'm sure they're not the only ones with a program like that.
03-08-2014 08:57 PM
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I try to sell parents that the yacht clubs have sailing programs in the city but so far no one has done it. They don't understand what a great attitude builder sailing is.
You need friends to sail, so mean kids don't last at all. The closeness comes from team work and no one can demand it. Careful neglect or watching from afar makes a good parent a kid will come around.
The fatherless kids today are the ones who scoff at the law and any authority. Kids/ people need to know there are boundaries to life and nothing says it like a powerful ocean. The life of the city is more scary in my opinion. Once they know how to sail you can teach how to maintain the gear and the knowledge of what it costs will teach responsibility.
Good sailors learn to worry -bad one's scoff. The same is true of those learning about society. No person is an island. Who can say if environment makes the person but if it does - Sailing is one of the best teachers.
Short of the military, no other sport teaches what sailing can. You learn to measure up and , or who you can learn or lean on. Sailors are solid in that they will find a way, they have to.
A boat isn't a boat until you risk it to the water and the same can be said of children.
08-25-2013 01:13 AM
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Awesome Brian, you have given them an upbringing full of great memories that will last them a life time.
08-24-2013 08:02 AM
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This indeed is life (at sea)
08-22-2013 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by John33 View Post
Great stuff, Brian. Thanks for sharing. We're just starting on our goal of cruising with our kids, and it's awesome to read about others already doing it.

- John
No worries John. Let me know if you have any questions of I can help.

08-21-2013 01:21 PM
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Great stuff, Brian. Thanks for sharing. We're just starting on our goal of cruising with our kids, and it's awesome to read about others already doing it.

- John
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