As most of you know, kids and boats are a perfect fit. When the kids are young, you can have some great adventures. Samarang is a 55' schooner built in Newport Beach in 1934. I purchased her in very poor condition and spent 2 years getting her to look like and perform as you see in the video. If you like big boats, schooners are the ticket. They have little headsails and big mainsails. With kids aboard and knowing it would be windy in the slot between Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands I never even put the mainsail up. We were totally under control with the two self trimming stay'sls and still hitting 8's and 9's. I formerly owned the 68' schooner Shearwater which I circled the world in with to small children aboard.