A complete newbie to sailing and have many questions. First, I would like to thank you all in advance for your patience and guidance as I begin to learn about this new passion. I have a 5 and a half year old pirate who loves the ocean as much as her mom. The skipper, the pint size pirate and myself have already had many adventures without even leaving the dock! The skipper is always working on a project or ten, I have my projects and the pirate has her own list as well. We all totally and completely LOVE this. Once the 5 to 6 year list of projects are completed, we hope to actually take her, the boat, out sailing. I am curious if there are any sailing families that are blended? What kind of adventures were taken............distance, time away from home, how to keep in touch with dad (skipper is not her biological father)/extended family etc....? Dreaming of the day when we can actually open the sails for a sailing adventure.