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Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? #31943
01/05/2015 08:28 AM
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We always bring our kids when we come sailing to the US/BVI. I often get a question concerning what two young girls might do on a sailing vacation. We always have good family time - no electronics and everyone is together in the same place at the same time. Something that doesn't happen very often anymore. The video attached is a collage of clips from multiple trips and follows activities of the two girls Lauren and Hannah. Lauren is from 8 to 11 and Hannah is 10 to 13 in the video. I hope you find it useful when talking to your own kids or at minimum it's just another dose of DIF.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KKLhEntagc

Enjoy...


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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: agrimsrud] #31944
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I have a 9yo son who goes with us every trip so I can relate. Loved the closing shot of the jump. We will be there in a month and you gave me ideas.

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Cleobeach] #31945
01/05/2015 11:39 AM
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Awesome, thanks for sharing. We're bringing newbie nephews in July. They have a lot of questions.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: agrimsrud] #31946
01/05/2015 12:19 PM
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Great video, thanks for sharing!! Almost makes me excited to start having little ones of my own! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: onlymedication] #31947
01/05/2015 04:48 PM
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Had the older grandkids along a couple of years ago, ages 8 and 10.
They loved everything about the trip and would go again in a heartbeat.

I let them help run the boat, steering, grinding a winch, playing with the chart-plotter, running the dingy. All under a watchful eye of course!

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Cleobeach] #31948
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A while back (March 2013?) someone had produced a booklet for kids here. It was very good, telling them what to expect, things around a boat they should know, stuff about the various islands. Hopefully someone will read this reminder and find a link. It was very good and I even passed the link on to an adult newbie we we taking. Ideal for a nine year old.

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Twanger] #31949
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If you go to the youtube link you should definitely change your settings to view at 720p. The default resolution looks like dog doo doo.


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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: agrimsrud] #31950
01/05/2015 06:05 PM
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Thank you Anders,

Great video and I love Grieg.


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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: salica] #31951
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A while back (March 2013?) someone had produced a booklet for kids here. It was very good, telling them what to expect, things around a boat they should know, stuff about the various islands. Hopefully someone will read this reminder and find a link. It was very good and I even passed the link on to an adult newbie we we taking. Ideal for a nine year old.


That was http://www.visailing.com/articles/buccaneer/the-buccaneer-bible.pdf

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Capnmike] #31952
01/05/2015 09:30 PM
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In Cahoots..;-0
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Very cool video, our Nicole enjoyed her first carter at not quite 5 years old, she is now 20 years old and bringing one of her BFF's is key, they have a blast on their own.

Renting a kayak is a great idea, the can do their thing and the dink is available for us.

Abacos 2003 here:

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/saildoggie/library/Abacos%2003?sort=3&page=1

Now an adult, they have it all figured out and still love it!

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/saildoggie/library/BVI612?sort=3&page=1

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: agrimsrud] #31953
01/14/2015 10:14 AM
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: salica] #31954
02/11/2015 08:46 AM
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I believe Salica may have been referring to a book I put together in the spring of 2014. A link to dropbox, with word and pdf versions, is in my July 22, 2014 post "The BVI And (Grand)kids."

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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: saildoggie] #31955
02/15/2015 02:49 PM
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Thanks for sharing! We're sailing with our 11 year old daughter (for the first time) and her good friend next month for 10 days. They don't have a clue what an amazing experience this is going to be!

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Thistle] #31956
02/15/2015 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the reminder, aarpskier. I remember seeing your post last May. Unfortunately, the dropbox link no longer works. Any chance you could re-post?

We will be taking my niece and nephews (aged 3, 5, 7 and 9) on their first bareboat trip next month. This would be a great resource for them!

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: Swifty] #31957
03/10/2015 06:05 AM
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Swifty

This is the link. Still works. Hope reply is not too late.

www.dropbox.com/sh/5t4ouuqxfsk6tw4/AACcWHvT51EQ9o-1MbS75mfHa

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Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: aarpskier] #31958
03/10/2015 06:28 AM
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That's a great guide for newcomers to a boat! Just sent it off to our crew. Thanks!
Julie

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: CottageGirl] #31959
03/10/2015 10:38 AM
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Wow! very nice! We are bringing all grandchildren (ages 5 - 14) down this summer and this will be a perfect introduction for them.
Many many thanks!
May

Re: Answered - What do young kids do on a sail trip? [Re: trueblue] #31960
03/10/2015 04:23 PM
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That's an awesome doc!


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