I always get a kick out of introducing young people to sailing. Last week, my good friend Michael came up to Tahoe for a sail and he brought the 9-year-old son of his assistant along. We clambered aboard Splendido and, after a period of bobbing around in no wind (that’s where storytelling and snacks come in, to keep the little guy occupied), we sailed down to Sugar Pine State Park under balmy breezes of 10-15 knots and stopped for a swim.
The water was a brisk 56 degrees, so it was more of a dip than a swim, but we all took the plunge and lived to tell the tale.
I think the little guy had fun, and I know Michael and I did.
Fair winds and smooth sailing — DB