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post #11 of Old 06-06-2011
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Having learned on a 15 foot sloop, handling a Beneteau 393 seemed like a piece of cake! I'm sure many fine sailors started on larger boats, to be sure, but it seems like you develop a feel for the wind and boat interaction more directly on a smaller boat that responds quicker and more dramatically to the wind. Just my opinion from someone still very close to the beginning, with lots yet to learn.
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