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Sailing Families Revisited (2015-16)

 
 

In 2010, we asked 12 families who were out cruising on sailboats to answer 12 questions about their experiences everything from what they liked best and least, to how they handled all the many challenges from finding the boat, to making the break, to handling schooling, life aboard, safety.

In the last five years, many, many prospective cruising families have read and reread the experiences of these families and gained the confidence and practical knowledge to take the leap and go cruising.

Readers have asked us to update the series and so we have asked a new (another diverse) group of sailing families to answer these same 12 questions and to share their experiences. Over the next months we will be publishing their answers, together with updates from the original 12 families that contributed in 2010-11.
The MESSENGER (aka COCONUTS) Family

1. New families

     

Terrapin
Phil & Aimee NANCE
2 girls
(11, 10)

 

FAMILY CIRCUS
Chris & Heather TSORTZIS
5 children
(20, 13, 11, 7, 5)

 

NECESSE
Genevieve & Eben STOLZ
2 girls
(5, 3)

 

Datura
Julie CARTIGNY & Fred BRU
2 children (11 & 6)
See French version

       

DEL VIENTO
Michael & Windy ROBERTSON
2 girls
(12, 10)

 

ASANTE (WINDTRAVELER)
Brittany & Scott MEYERS
3 girls
(4, 2 (twins))

 

MESSENGER (COCONUTS)
Jay THOMPSON &
Natasha GONZALEZ
4 children
(10, 9, 3,1)

   

2. Updates from the original families

     

NAMANI
Nadine SLAVINSKI & Markus SCHWEITZER
1 boy (12)

 

TOTEM
Behan & Jamie GIFFORD
3 children
(16, 13, 11)

 

Ceilydh
Diane SELKIRK & Evan GATEHOUSE
1 girl
(14)

 

MERLIN
Emmanuelle & Gregory HALL
3 children
(15, 13, 10)

 

Read also, on this website:

12 questions to 12 sailing Families (2010)

Cruising children speak

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