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post #8 of Old 09-10-2011
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Kid: Laser Pico, mini fish, snark, optimist
Small adult (under 175): Sunfish, laser, holder 12, holder 14
Larger adult (over 175 and sometimes crew): Lido, capri 14.2, capri 165, precision 15

If you are a good swimmer these above are all pretty great boats to start with.

If you abhor getting wet, try a keel Lido, or a keel capri 14.2 or capri 165 (they are hard to find because sailing schools usually are the only ones who buy them).

I always thought a standard laser was a good single sailing, all around "learning boat." Easy to JUST sail... but also easy to learn sail controls (vang, cunningham, outhaul, mainsheet)...
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