****Despite my own love of sailing, I've never had much luck getting my kids (11 and 8) interested in sailing school. Sure, they'll come sail with me (if I beg, threaten, or plead, depending on the circumstances--it's enough to make me fantasize about Burwicking them). But it has been clear that an affinity for sailing, and a desire to learn how to sail, hadn't quite displaced their modern inclinations toward Percy Jackson books, Minecraft, Dragonvale, and Instagram. I didn't sweat it too much because they get plenty of exposure to the sport, and I figured it would either take or it wouldn't. But, clearly, whatever I was trying--mainly taking them on weekend cruises, with some daysailing thrown in-- wasn't quite doing the trick.