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Tim R.
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Depends on what you think your first boat should be. I honestly think starting off with dinghys will make you a better sailor faster. You can start with a bigger boat but you will not understand sailing as quickly. There are very few exceptions to this. But dinghy sailing will not teach you proper anchoring techniques, navigation, MOB, boat maintenance and other aspects associated with larger boats.

I would suggest the following:

- Buy a small sailing dinghy
- Try to get as much experience on OPBs
- Do some chartering
- purchase your own larger boat and keep the dinghy as a tender

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