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Snipes are fun little boats. I always felt that it is a bit easier to get over-powered in a Snipe than in some other "trainer" dinghies (like an FJ or a Lido), but they're plenty stable enough if you just exercise a little bit more caution.
Besides, part of the fun of dinghy sailing is learning how to rescue yourself from a capsize. You can take a kid sailing all day, and the thing s/he will talk about when you get home is the one time the boat flipped over (and Junior learned a few new words as "the moment of truth" approached), then everyone went for a 5 or 10 minute swim.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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