On a much smaller scale, I recently acquired a hobie 14 for my 12 yr old son and I to enjoy.
When I started looking for my own boat about a year ago, I realized my son had never set foot on a sailboat. Broke my heart. I was an excellent sailor at 12 with thousands of nautical miles under my belt.
I immediately began looking for something small but fun. And that's impossible to sink. If I hadn't broken the base of the mast
during its initial set up we'd be under sail right now.
I hope he loves it as much as I did so he will want to join me on my boat on his summer breaks.