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Old 21-09-2010, 06:09   #1
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Family Looking to Cross an Ocean

Family of five - children aged 11,8 and 4 looking to sail an ocean. The Dad is a qualified yachtmaster instructor and has been running his own sailing school, Mum is a qualified teacher/ eduational psychologist and willing to offer these skills on passage. Prepared to share costs of crossing - do you know of anyone/ another family who may be interested in letting us join them?
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Old 21-09-2010, 09:02   #2
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Welcome aboard. It would be difficult to accommodate five extra people on a boat. I have a 41' boat and there are seven berths when we are anchored and only three good sea berths. You'd need a 55' + to have accommodations for your family and a crew. On the other hand when we were in Mexico and kids could sleep on deck we have had as many as ten kids on the boat.
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Old 21-09-2010, 09:11   #3
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That would also seem a fair amount of courage for someone who doesn't know you to take on the responsibility for the safety of your younger ones. Not saying it couldn't happen, but it might make the usual cautions in matching up skippers and crew apply even more strongly. Personal dynamics matter, so it would seem somewhat complex for a prospective skipper to feel comfortable with all the potential interpersonal possibilities. The initial post didn't discuss how much open-ocean cruising experience the spouse or children had.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I hope you can find your berth aboard a boat soon.
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