From the pic's Dog posted, it looks like a fun boat and I would think it would make a great learning platform.
Small boats are excellent to learn from because if you make a wrong move, your going for a swim. You will learn real quick this way. I would look into how easy it is to right this boat from a capsize. Looks like it should be a piece of cake. Stand, pull on the dagger board just like any other boat in this catagory.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White