Originally Posted by srjones
Hello!!! My husband, our two boys (7 & 4), our dog, and myself will be sailing hopefully summer of 2023!!! I am just starting to scratch the surface of what we should do ahead of time! Would anyone be willing to give me guidance/advice/websites/whatever of what to read or know or do? I am very excited to be joining you all on the water and giving our boys the adventure of a lifetime!!!!
Thanks in advance!!!
Welcome! I’m new also. I’ve done a little sailing but I’ve never handled a big boat by myself or cruised before. So yeah. I’m in a similar situation. My kids
are 4 and 2.5, and we’re hoping to sail in a year or so. But enough about me…
Several years ago I looked into sailing and it wasn’t feasible for me at the time. But at that time I found a great book called “All in the Same Boat” about living aboard
and cruising with kids
. I don’t know if there’s a new revised version out right now, so some of the stuff about working remotely and internet
access is probably outdated. But all the info about choosing a boat, boat operations, homeschooling, and parenting is still spot on. I just pulled out the book again to re-read it.