Yes, this would be my first sailboat. I have had a powerboat for the past year and just can''t give up the idea of sailing. I have sailed a few times with friends about 10 years ago. I don''t plan on purchasing for another 1-2 years but I like to do alot of research before I jump into something. My wife and I both plan on becoming ASA certified for bareboat/coastal cruising. I would like to charter a few differnt boats as well before buying.