Re: Good starting boat with some speed, but forgiving while learning as well?
Originally Posted by overbored
saying you don't want a laser means either you have not sailed yet or you are a great sailor and need more boat. I don't know any intermediate level sailor that does not like sailing a laser.
Laser's are great boats to both learn on and race on. If you know how to sail a laser well, you can sail any boat out there. The cool thing about a Laser is that is a boat that a kid (adult) can learn on and that a person that really knows how to sail (weight distribution, tiller feather, sail tweaking, etc.) can really finesse around a course. Also, as others have mentioned, it can pretty much go in any wind condition from 1 kt to 30 kts.
You can trailer it and pretty much launch it yourself. You can sail it alone or with another person.
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