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Old 10-06-2006, 05:52   #1
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Looking for other kid cruising boats


This a follow up to an earlier post I made about 6 months ago "cruising with children". We are getting ready to head out in mid July and would like to hook up with anybody else who may have similiar plans or has kids and just lve to sail. We are leaving from Dover, NH and heading south(slowly) to Cape Cod and the islands. We will make our way south than over to the Bahamas and points south over the winter. We have 2 children 12 & 10 and would love to meet up with anyone along the way. We are cruising in a 43' Voyage catamaran "Dream Catcher" if you see us please stop bye and say hi. Send an email to if you would like to hook up.

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Old 10-06-2006, 20:51   #2
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Hi Dave:

I was just down in Mexico and talking w/ cruisers. One of the things they said, other than it was great that you are taking kids cruising, was that when you get on the radio nets in the mornings during the arrival/departure part you might pipe up and say, S/v Dreamcatcher we have a ten year old boy and a twelve year old daughter on board. From there play dates get set up. Good luck. We are on a slower time frame than you, and on the West Coast, but plan on getting to that side of the world in the next few years. We have a daughter nine and a son 8. Let us know how it goes. I'll be following your site. Perhaps I can get my kids to email your kids as pen pals?

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Dave, years ago Sail or one of the other mags had suggested a "kids on board" burgee. I don't remember what it looks like, but you might ask a couple of the mags if they ever got anywhere with the concept.

With ages 10-12 I don't think a teddy bear would win you any applause...but if you can think of something appropriate, getting it printed onto a t-shirt or other material that can be quickly turned into a burgee might be an idea.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:54   #4
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This is our first post on cruisers forum, and I guess it is fitting that it has to do with our kids We are a family of 4, with a girl age 12 and boy age 9 and will be heading out in January leaving from Panama for 2 years on a Gulfstar 50. I would love to get a few pen pals lined up for my kids, especially my daughter, to communicate with before we leave. I'm sure she would love to talk to other soon to be or current sailing kids as none of her landlubber friends will be able to fully understand some things. We are not totally sure of our cruising route but may go thru the canal and spend some time on the Pacific side of Central America, most of our time will be spend on the Eastern side of CA and we do plan on spending at least one hurricane season in the Rio Dulce. It would be great to hear back and encourage me to keep posting
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How about some permutation of a standard (playground or school) road sign?
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We have two boys who we would like to homeschool while sailing the Med for a couple of years. They would be looking at doing their high school years on the boat. I've heard that there are two excellent home schooling systems (especially for yachties), one out of NZ and the other British Columbia, Canada. Does anyone have any further info about this or comments/suggestions? We are looking at leaving in 12-18 months time.
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There are several previous CF discussions - search “home school”.

Homeschool Help.
Take a look at the May-June 2004 online issue of Home Education Magazine at

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Alger Learning Center, 121 Alder Dr., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284; 800-595-2630, , Alger Learning Center K-12 Homeschooling & Unschooling Assistance
Private high school in Washington state that offers a national distance learning program that supports unschooling.

American School, 2200 East 170th St, Lansing, IL 60438; 800-531-9268, 708-418-2800
Accredited non-profit educational institution offering high school courses.

Calvert School, 105 Tuscany Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210: 410-243-6030, 410-366-0674; , Calvert School in Baltimore
K-8 home school curriculum, packaged, classical, includes books, tests, materials and supplies for K-8.

Clonlara School Home Based Education Program, 1289 Jewett St, Ann Arbor, MI , 48104; , 734-769-4515;, Discover the Joy of Learning! | Clonlara School | Alternative campus school in Ann Arbor, Michigan and home based education program worldwide
Fully accredited, individualized learning programs for all age and grade levels. CompuHigh program offered via the Internet.

Curriculum Services, 26801 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs, FL 34135; 877-702-1419, 941-992-6381, 941-992-6473 fax;, Curriculum
Curriculum Services sells complete programs (K-12) through the mail to home educators throughout the United States, US Territories, and Canada.

Home School Academy, 334 2nd Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032-2501 ; 800-863-1474, 610-266-7817 fax;, Homeschool, Homeschooling, Homeschools-Accredited Curriculum
Curriculum for grades K-12.

Keystone National High School, School House Station, 420 West Fifth St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; 800-255-4937;, Keystone High School, Online High School, Online High School Diploma
High school program, single course or complete enrollment.

Laurel Springs School, PO Box 1440, Ojai, CA 93024; 800-377-5890, 805-646-2473;, Laurel Springs Home School: Kindergarten - High School Home Schooling Curriculum for Distance Learning
Customized curricula for K-12, online instruction for older kids.

Oak Meadow School, PO Box 740, Putney, VT 05346; 802-387-2021;, Oak Meadow: Homeschool Curriculum and Resources
K-12 correspondence courses, including online courses for PreK-12.

Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., 8042 South Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122-2705 ; 303-730-6292, 303-795-8668 Fax;, Sonlight: Christian Homeschool Curriculum, Homeschool Program, Resources, Education, Homeschooling Materials & Books
Christian literature-based curriculum for grades K-12
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Hi there . We have a 12 year boy and the 8 year old girl .
Next year right after the summer we are going cruising too for an extended period of time. We are going to use one of the programs in British Columbia, for the reason that we live here.
My wife talked to one lady who home schools three kids and she said the support here is excellent , and what's more it is free .
The school supply them with lap top computers, pay for piano lessens and lots of other activities .Every school district here receives from the province $6000 per student per year . If you home school , they may spend on each child maximum $3000 a year . Do you math . Also you are allowed to adjust the program to your child's needs .
We'll be looking closer into it in a coming months , so I will keep you posted .
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