Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Hi, I belong to Whitby YC, good spot to join if you are interested. The yacht club also offers learn to sail courses for adults on Tanzer 22s. If you call them they can send you info.
I think getting something little and cheap makes a lot of sense to learn on. Not sure a Laser is it since they are not the easiest beginner boats. Some questions - would you be sailing by yourself or with crew. How big and fit are you - I seem to remember that ideal weight for a Laser is 165ish and you are doing a lot of hiking. My son raced a Laser but had to switch to a Laser Radial (same boat but with a different upper mast) since he was not heavy enough. He was about 6'1" and 130 lbs soaking wet.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).