Kate Middleton Wants Prince George To Start Sailing: Report

We're well aware of Kate Middleton's love affair with sailing, but it looks like the Duchess of Cambridge has a few plans for her son down the road.

According to People Magazine, after the Duchess met with Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie on Tuesday, the sailor offered to take Kate and Prince George out on the water.

Ainslie, who suggested taking the prince in a small children's sailboat (we can just imagine the photo ops!), said he would be happy to teach George how to sail in a few years.

"The Duchess was very keen, but not for a couple of years yet – when he's about 7 or 8," he said to People.

Prince George will come by his sailing abilities honestly, as Kate crewed on a Round the World Challenge boat during her gap year at 19, and aunt Pippa also showed nautical prowess when she took the wheel on a boat ride with none other than Ainslie last year.

And while we've already seen the chubby-cheeked baby crawl and happily bounce around during the family's New Zealand and Australia tour, proud mama Kate also revealed that Prince George is learning how to walk at 10 months — which means he'll probably master it before his first birthday.

For Kate Middleton, who even once beat Prince William at a sailing race and spent time sailing as a youth, Ainslie says he would like to see her sailing even sooner.

"She’s very keen and of course we’d love to get her out on the water -=— she doesn't get to do it much now,” Ainslie added.

The Duchess and Ainslie both made an appearance at the Royal Maritime Museum to launch Britain's bid in the America's Cup on Tuesday. Prince George was not in attendance.

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