Our children have the time of their lives on board.

Published on 01 october 2015 at 0h00

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You already know everything about safety and distance learning (for those lucky enough to leave for several months). You are well aware that a child who doesn’t know how to swim can’t reasonably move around the boat without a lifejacket, and must be attached once conditions deteriorate and during maneuvers when no one can really keep an eye on them. Many home-schooling systems work really well... But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. What interests us today is motivating our older children and teenagers to share our trip, for one or two weeks’ charter, before going further. We're not deluding ourselves: leaving to go sailing as a family is our obsession, not theirs. Their ‘thing’ is more holiday clubs, full of friends and swimming pools. So how can we make sure they also have the time of their lives? Our secrets in 10 points:

Charter with children

To amuse the children, don’t hesitate to rent various ‘toys’: a kayak is always appreciated, by children and adults alike.

The right boat for the right charter

If you are reading this magazine, you are convinced (or almost) that a multihull is the ideal vessel for the cruise. There’s no contest. A large bridgedeck on the same level as the cockpit, the same cockpit perfectly protected from the spray and the sun, sugar scoops at the stern for swimming, a dinghy on davits ready to take you to discover all the nooks and crannies of the coastline, shallow draft so you are guaranteed to be able to ...

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