Can Children Sail?
Sailing can be a great opportunity for children to learn something about life on sea, nature and possibly other countries. However, they get easily bored and need something for entertainment, including stopping on a beach to run around and play, snorkle or fish. Also, children are curious and will probably want to explore the boat - teach them something about sailing. Show them the charts and instruments, explain the types of sails, teach them about wind, make them participate in anchoring... Safety rules must be strictly followed, especially when younger children are involved. All children must wear a life jacket when on deck and if the weather gets rough, children must go below. For extra safety, a harness is a good idea, but parent supervision is best.