Our girls - now 25 and 27 years old both started sailing with us on Lake Erie (know for unpredictable weather
and turning ugly very quickly due to shallow depth) at age 4 months. At that time we were doing annual 2 week vacations on a Tanzer 25 - loaded with diapers, bottles ,formula... We all have great memories of those years - the places we visited, the people who offered us their car keys...
In terms of equipment
and preparation - it's the usual hat with chin strap, SPF 50, diapers, food
, treats, toys... We also took along a rocky seat (fabric over plastic frame) that we strapped down in companion way. Life jackets at all times above deck
of course. They make really cute baby size PDFs. Once the girls started walking, we added harness and teather. Rule
was "you are not allowed to go forward of the shrouds while under way". They were pretty independent and developed wonderfully natural sealegs. Chartering in the BVI
, you will be towing a dinghy
- which can serve as lifeboat if heaven forbid you lose the boat
from under you. Good to keep waterproof VHF
and cell phone
in dry bag handy. Rescue
is always close at hand in that area (probably good idea to skip Annagada). Have a ball.