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Old 10-13-2003
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which racing dingy to start in the ocean?

Hi everyone,

I''ve been messing about on my 20'' sloop Josie for some time. She''s fun, but after a while, there''s not too much you learn from her. I''d like to get a dingy, something that responds well to proper sail trim, makes me hike out, allows for roll jibes and all that macho racing stuff

In all seriousness, I just want something to start learning to race in. I''m near Los Angeles, on the west coast, and all the only realy local racing is wed night beer can phrf racing. 5-7 mile circut. I''d also like it to be seaworthy enough for an idiot or 2 to take it across the channel (18 nm) to the islands for a weekend or such.

My primary goal is just learning to be a better sailor.

Suggestions?

Thanks.

-- James
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