Re: Hello all
Hi Chris, I think the first place to start is to decide on a budget!
I'm sure if you do a search in the forums you'll find lots of info. Everyone has lots of opinions on which type of boat is better. I learned to sail on a Contessa 26 on a large inland lake. She was heavier and slower than many of the other boats, but we weren't afraid to be out in a small craft warning, and would head out when many other boats were heading in. (We only had the weekends ... so we took her out every chance we could!)