Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Coast, NSW
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I crewed with two others in a Corsair 16ft before moving onto a Laser to sail for/by myself. Whilst I still sail the Laser (a good boat to learn quick balance & tacking skills), I would recommend finding a slightly larger one if you (like me) intend to use it for learning skills intended for a larger vessel.
The Laser is a cat-rigged dinghy meaning that if you want to sail with a jib and spinnaker (again, like me), you need to find another class of dinghy to sail. That said, they are very quick and simple to rig & launch, alot of fun in decent wind (not really worth it in light wind though), and can be sailed almost anywhere.