Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?
Finally! A new sailor with realistic expectations!
Get a sunfish. They're cheap, easy to fix, and have taught thousands to sail. By learning in a small boat (<20') you will be light years ahead in terms of boat feel and sailing ability. I taught my wife to sail and solo on a 14' day-sailor as part of a longer term plan (mine) to get into larger boats. But she needed boat feel first. That phase took about 3 years and was a blast.
Best of luck!
Sabre 38 "Victoria"
Last edited by Sabreman; 11-10-2012 at 07:09 PM.