Is sailing good for children?

Is sailing good for children?
August 11, 2017

Being young always makes things easier. You are always in the mood for something new and exciting. Sailing is exactly that for many young people; both new and exciting. But what happens when you are not alone? When your family of one or more children is with you and they all desperately want to join you? Does it feel daunting for safety reasons mainly?

It should not. Sailing is an amazing experience for children and they all love it. They get closer to nature and they do things that they normally would not do during their holiday. Jumping from the boat into the cool sea and sailing a yacht is among their most favourite activities. They form a special bond with the captain and follow his instructions, realizing his authority. So, a boat with a safety net and a good captain poses no safety issues for our young friends.

A sailing boat may be a confined space but children adore every inch of it. To their eyes, it is the very essence of adventure. They are so willing to help with the sailing that they feel they are part of the boat’s crew. More importantly, sailing is ideal for boosting self-confidence. What child doesn’t need that?

Taking some extra precautions is always necessary when children are on board. For this, here are some basic rules:

  • Make sure they always wear a life vest while sailing in the open sea.
  • Always walk on the boat, never run.
  • If they want to go to the front of the boat, they can do so only with the presence of an adult.
  • Keep them in the shade as much as possible or ask them to wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Give them something to do so that they will not get bored.
  • The captain is the leader, we all follow his instructions.

With the above in mind, we promise you that your child will have an unforgettable time. At least, that is what our statistics indicate.

Children sailing

“Awesome day in a beautiful yacht”
George, thank you again for a wonderful trip yesterday. It was one of the highlights of our time in Greece. You and your son run an outstanding operation. You will be on our agenda on our next trip to Naxos. Thank you.