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  1. What is a good age to go cruising with kids?

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    I've a Day skippers and few hundred miles. Want to do a bareboat charter in Croatia but am concerned about taking kids along on my first charter. should I rather just go with friends the first time?
  2. Child Lifejacket: Help Needed

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hi everyone, I’m new on the forums and I am hoping someone might be able to help me find some more information about the Crewsaver Supersafe 150N Air lifejacket. The current lifejacket we have is very close to being outgrown and we need to find a suitable replacement very soon. From the...
  3. First sailboat with Kids - need advice

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    I'm sure this post has been done before but I looked and could not find it so here goes: Im looking for my first sailboat 24-28 foot range. Will be used with a nervous wife and 9 year old son strictly for day sails mostly on Hudson river but may move to western long island sound. My criteria is...
  4. How we created our own boatschool curriculum

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Of all the boat projects creating our daughters (ages 9 and 11) curriculum was the hardest. We opted to not buy "school in a box" from places like Calvert and go it alone. Our latest blog post explains how we tackled this ourselves. We are also open to suggestions from anyone else who's done...
  5. Discovery trip for kids and wife in Baja

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hi I have read a few blogs about people out there sailing long term with their family - very appealing. But kids (aged 9-7-5) and wife have no sailing experience. I was thinking that perhaps I could bring them to Baja/Sea of Cortez for a few days to spend some time on a charter boat or with...
  6. NJ Sailing Classes for kids?

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Looking for a sailing class for kids in NJ. I found a few sailing clubs within an hour (northern NJ lakes) but the age is 11+ for lessons. Does anyone know of any programs that will take 9 year olds or should we wait?
  7. Safety Tips for Boating With Kids

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Good article on what to keep in mind when boating with the kiddos:
  8. Looking to Charter with captain in Florida

    We will be doing a family trip to Florida soon, and are looking for advice for a 2 day/1 night sailing. My wife and I have done daysails a few times, and our 2 youngs kids love boating. We would like to try out spending a night on a sailboat and initiate our kids to sailing. So far I have...
  9. Abandon Ship! Video of kids having fun

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    YouTube Abandon Ship! We took out a bunch of kids after the racing had finished at Hampton S.C. On the Thames.