Optimal Size for Coastal Cruising
I am rather new to sailing, whereas I''ve only sailed on a rented basis -- usually a Starwind 27. I am however interested in buying my own for sailing in the eastern coatal waters (i.e. New England, NY, etc.)and am having a difficult time in determining the optimal size/weight for this type of sailing.
Any feedback on the subject is welcomed. I am eagerly looking to make a decision so that I may narrow my search to a particular make.