Posted by: Nicholas | October 2, 2011

Having kids is not going to stop me sailing

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I came back from a four month trip sailing my Dufour 36, Tripitaka, around the Mediterranean with my then-girlfriend (now wife) Catherine.

Yesterday, I chartered an Oceanis 37 to sail from Southampton to Cowes and back.

The second time was a lot more challenging, mainly because we now have two under-threes. Sailing in one of the most crowded patches of water in the world, in tidal waters (strange tidal waters with twice as many high tides as usual, no less) and worrying whether a toddler might leap overboard was tiring.

It was also fun, exhilarating and joyful.

This blog will chronicle my attempts to make sailing a fun, enjoyable experience for children and parents alike.

Who knows, I may even be able to squeeze in another four month trip within the next ten years.