Re: Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?
I owned and raced a Snipe for awhile. Not familiar with a C15. I will say the snipe is the most tactical dinghy out there. It has more sail controls than anything I've ever been on, it is a busy boat to sail. I'd go for the Flying Scott if you have a family and want to cruise a little with them. The Snipe is a fun boat and you will learn a lot on it but it is work. That's one reason I sold mine. I went to something simpler and raced PHRF. It's not as much fun as one design but the boat works better for the family.
Starwind 223 & Compac 16