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Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?
I would get something that's sloop-rigged, like a Lido or an FJ (or a bizzillion other dinghy models). You can still sail them without the jib at first (a.k.a., "bald-headed") and then add the complications of a jib when you have mastered the basics. Once you've learned to sail a sloop you'll have the skill-set needed to sail well over 90% of the bigger boats out there.
Whatever you get, sail the bejeezus out of it. Classes are fine, but nothing will really teach you like sailing on your own.
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