Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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You might takes lessons and learn from others experiences (mistakes). But hang around a few racing venues and get some experiences that might cost you a few beers. Visit some boat shows to get some idea about what is available.
Many discussions here about the desirable / undesirable features on boats.
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)