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Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?

As Slowbutsteady said, a sloop-rigged boat is best for learning. Yes, a Laser is fun, but it doesn't teach the same lessons.

My thoughs on small boats, which I love:
Sail Delmarva: The Merits of Learning to Sail on a Small Boat

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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