I am a rather well versed sailor but looking to learn much more as I hope to one day take my children out sailing without the aid of a man.
Last time I checked being a good sailor was all that is required. While we can all be better than we are. You could easily take your family
within limits you can understand and handle if you face them in that context. Those limitations may diminish with time and experience but the idea is possible today! We all have limits. You have one advantage. You might one day have a crew. A full house beats singleton ace every time. If you can build a crew there are far fewer limits.
You start at the beginning to end up some place else. Sailing is more the journey than the destination
. Try to find ways to make it a fun time. If you had fun the whole time, I doubt it matters where you are or how fast you go. I think your family
would agree. Imagine an afternoon with everyone happy and having felt like they had a great time. If you do it often it could become a habit. You might get good at it too. So how bad could it be?