I grew up sailing Dad's boats (Cape Dory 25, Ericson
27, and Morgan
384) on Long Island Sound
and the Eastern Seaboard from VA to ME. Now I am the Dad and want my two daughters to love the water
as much as I.
A few years back they became able swimmers, so I felt I could by a boat and came home with an O'Day 17, little suspecting they would not like it
. I've begun to win the 9-year old over, still working on the 12-year old. She finds the O'Day too tippy.
So, we're in the process of purchasing
a Southern Cross 31
#11 "Red Sky." THIS should be a little less tippy and it's a whole lot easier to go for a cruise
. We're members of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club on the Hudson
, but am 1 hour 15 minutes by car from Norwalk, CT on Long Island Sound
. Plenty of choices to gunk hole.