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Posted by Martin Honor on June 01, 2016 at 00:42:13 user MartinH.

I was teaching some very basic navigation to a mixed group of young sailors last night and mentioned leading marks. Immediately one said "like Swallows And Amazons". A quick show of hands and I found that 3 of the group of 5 had read at least one of the books. Of course this was not a good sample - these were those youngsters who had an interest in sailing, possibly stimulated by the books. Despite the fears in some quartets that children are wedded to their digital devices I think there is still the same interest for the outdoors and adventure, we don't always recognise and encourage it.

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