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Old 27-12-2011, 14:30   #16
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Charlie, sailing with toddlers is hard work, but then so is normal family life. You need yes in the back of the head anyway. An 18 month old and baby, maybe making your own life a little harder than is necessary however, if you and your wife want to do it then you will. We were members of a yacht club that had a lot of others with kids our age so we had people to play with. When we all went ashore. The trips were of various lengths, some longer than others we were sailing around Anglesey in north Wales. Our boat was 26 feet some were shorter. But everyone went out most weekends and us kids had endless weekends of beach, sand and sea. Went to school tired on a monday after a weekend away. I have seen club members now who have found it all to much with toddlers, and trying to handle a 32 foot boat. while others have had there kids down every weekend right up until the child turned 17 and the daughter hasn't set foot on a boat since. So somewhere they is happy medium I guess. Balancing home and sailing unless your planning on living on bat 100 % of the time. Sailing with a club enabled my mum to feel comfortable with sailing where I doubt she would have done if they hadn't, the club house allowed us somewhere to go if the weather was foul and somewhere to play about if the tides were wrong. Which they often were as we had a drying mooring.
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Old 29-12-2011, 16:41   #17
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Re: Sailing with Two Young Children and a Puppy

The nice thing about the Chesapeake is there are lots of small, easy sails to nice places that are only an hour or two away. Perfect for when they are tots. We live aboard and sail the Bay with our now 7 year old and 14 month old. Hope we see you out there sometime
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Welcome to the forum Sarico...

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