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For a lot of us, the next generation is the key to long term happiness, not just for the future, but for today. There really is so much joy in introducing kids to boating. Research shows that what young kids really want to do in a boat is to set off by themselves. An over-wrought instructional program, no matter how well meaning, can be an agony for them. A manageable boat in a safe place under predictable conditions is what’s called for at the outset. Such a combination will allow the magic of command to commence as soon as safely possible.

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A Father, a Daughter, and a Boat: Cruising in an Iain Oughtred Sooty Tern: A father and daughter take the day for a sail aboard UNA, an Iain Oughtred-designed Sooty Tern. The Sooty Tern is the ki...
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Following a Course, A Centennial Tour of GRAYLING: GRAYLING was built 100 years ago as an elegant fishing boat.  When she was restored into a family cruising boat in the...
Introducing Kids to Boats, Part 2 – The Blink of an Eye: With one's kids, things happen quickly.  With grandkids, as the slope of years angles ever more sharply downward, thing...
Introducing Kids to Boats, Part 1 – A Sense of Command: Getting children interested in boats can be as easy as finding a safe setting and letting them explore it on their own ...
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