Greetings SailNet! My name is Titus, I am a 21 year old college student with big hopes of becoming a sailor. Next week I am going to purchase my first boat, (hobie cat 16) and I must admit, I am nervous about getting on the water for the first time. All of the knowledge I have on sailing is from books, word of mouth, or Youtube.com videos.
Is a hobie cat an ideal boat to learn the basics of sailing, or am I going about everything all wrong? Any encouragement or advice you experienced sailors can give a green-horn-wannabee-sailor would be appreciated.