Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?
Check out what the school at Mystic seaport Ct. uses. A dhow, made in rhode island I believe.
The Dyer Dhow is a good boat. Unfortunately it is worse than the Suncatcher and not as versatile.
To get a better Dyer than a Suncatcher you have to move up from the 9' Dhow to the 12 1/2' Dyer Daysailer. This boat can be cat rigged or sloop rigged with a jib and can use a spinnaker. However, at 220 lbs it is much more difficult to right after a capsize. It could be a nice boat to move up to for spinnaker work. I don't know the price but I'm guessing it is higher than $4,000.
1980 Southcoast Boats Explorer #34
Copy of International 21.
No connection to South Coast Seacraft.