Children On a Sailing Boat Can Children Sail? Children can sail! A sailing trip can be a great opportunity for kids to learn something about the life on the sea. What Is a Safety Net? The safety net is meant to stop toys, pieces of equipment, animals and children from falling overboard. What to Watch out for When Sailing with Kids? The most important is safety! What to Take when Sailing with Kids? Bring toys and board games and video games, snacks, extra clothes, band-aid and medicines.