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Re: Getting young kids involved in planning
My daughter was literally brought aboard the boat from the hospital and went sailing with us within days. She was standing watch on our circumnavigation by 6 and that's when we found out she needed glasses.
She hasn't sailed since she moved ashore to go to school at 12, though she does visit us in the Caribbean from time to time. I really don't blame her, after spending the first 12 years of her life on boats traveling, including 2 hurricanes at sea, numerous ones at anchor and not a lot of children in her childhood to play with.
But she is a happy, healthy woman in her 40's now, so I guess it has all worked out well for her.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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