While it is officially summer in Australia the competitors at Sail Melbourne would be thinking they are still in Europe, 15 degrees rain is the forecast. However summer, real summer is just around the corner and this is a great time to get your kids out for a sail. What age they start sailing is up to you as a parent and them as children, some are ready earlier than others. The best advice is to make sure they have fun and enjoy it. Last weekend I took my seven year old son Lachie out on my Laser in 17 knots, simply because he wanted to go. We kept inshore and mostly reached and had a blast. Check out the clip above. This is what our sport is all about.