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Old 28-01-2012, 19:58   #1
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Took My 1 1/2 Year Old Daughter Out Today on the Dinghy

Her first sailing trip was at maybe a month, offshore at three months, and now I've got her in the dinghy. At what age should I spraypaint sponsor logos on, give her some sandwiches, and have her break the circumnavigation record?

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Old 28-01-2012, 20:13   #2
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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

Awesome!!!
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Old 28-01-2012, 20:21   #3
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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

You both look like you're having a great time. Well done.
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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

Circumnavigation at one and a half??? Let's just say that boat has sailed for your old girl.

If they aren't packed and off and out by 3 weeks old, it just isn't going to cut it in today's world.

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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

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Circumnavigation at one and a half??? Let's just say that boat has sailed for your old girl.

If they aren't packed and off and out by 3 weeks old, it just isn't going to cut it in today's world.

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I was worried that if I started her too soon she might run into a container ship.
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Old 28-01-2012, 20:31   #6
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That's awesome! I wish I had started that young. Great father-daughter time too! SC
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Old 28-01-2012, 21:43   #7
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I was worried that if I started her too soon she might run into a container ship.
I say the container ships should just have to look out for themselves. I mean, what's the worth of a couple of container ships compared to the value of a world record?

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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

Look out Laura, your an old lady next to this one.
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Old 28-01-2012, 23:56   #9
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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

Where's the 'like' button for these threads?
Good job, Dad! She looks happy as a clam!
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Re: took my 1 1/2 year old daughter out today on the dinghy

I dunno about the RTW solo trip - I think it would be prudent to wait until she is at least 4 .

But never too early to add a "donate now" button on her Website
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Re: Took My 1 1/2 Year Old Daughter Out Today on the Dinghy

Guys, guys - you don't have to send her around the world to get a record... Couldn't you just get those stickers and send her solo around the bay? Asn soon as she can hold a course and turn the tiller the right way... off you go!
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