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Old 11-05-2013, 21:24   #1
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Hi from Australia

Hiya all,

We're a family of 5 (plus the dog makes 6!) looking to go cruising in the next 18 months or so if we can get prepared in time. Would love to hear from others that want to sail or are sailing especially from those with kids onboard. Ours are currently 10 and 7, we also have a 17 year old who will only join us for a month here and there but not the whole trip - he'll be 19 when we leave and busy doing his own thing. We already home-school the younger 2 so no dramas there. We are not experienced sailors by any means but are really looking forward to the freedom and the myriad of amazing experiences travelling will give us. Hubbie is currently looking at a Leopard 47' but I am not sure that's going to be big enough for a long trip...we're considering taking some like minded crew mates with us that have kids similarly aged so extra space is definitely a priority! Thanks for reading this - drop us a line would love to hear your stories or plans.
Cheers, Ana.
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Old 11-05-2013, 21:28   #2
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we are family of 5 on a Leopard 47 on our way to Aus !
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Old 11-05-2013, 23:27   #3
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
That's a huge boat. Plenty of room.
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A cat is a great way to go when you have a large family. Our 39 foot catamaran took our family around the world. And we still talk to each other. In fact, our kids are our best friends.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ana.
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Thanks for the welcome everyone! -We are looking forward to the boat show at Sanctuary Cove next weekend which will give us a better idea of what will work. Cheers
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