Join Date: May 2002
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A boat for fun and learning
During the time that you''ve been lurking in the background, you''ve been daydreaming about sailing. You either have visions of spending idle hours daysailing, or racing, or cruising from place to place. I suggest you buy a boat that fits your vision. If you want to race dinghies, buy a little racing dinghy that is popular in the area. If you want to cruise, buy a smallish cruiser. I wouldn''t worry about which type of boat will be a better platform for learning. The amount that you learn about sailing will depend not on the type of boat, but on the depth of your desire to learn. If you buy a boat that conforms to your vision, you''ll enjoy it more, spend more time sailing it, and you''ll learn more.
Congratulations on taking the first step!