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stayks 02-08-2011 01:58 PM

classic or modern yacht?
 
Hello there, my wife and I are planning to enrol to a sailing school this summer, we have both no experience at all and just wondering whether to learn on classic wooden gaff rigged yacht or on a modern? Moneywise we've been advised to go straight for a day skipper course tidal, is that ok? Thanks:)

sailingdog 02-08-2011 02:49 PM

Unless you're looking to buy/own a gaff-rigged yacht...go with a modern sloop design, since the majority of boats you'll be sailing on have this sail plan. Most of the boats you can charter also have a sloop rig.

jackdale 02-08-2011 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by stayks (Post 695713)
Hello there, my wife and I are planning to enrol to a sailing school this summer, we have both no experience at all and just wondering whether to learn on classic wooden gaff rigged yacht or on a modern? Moneywise we've been advised to go straight for a day skipper course tidal, is that ok? Thanks:)

Agree with SD (as usual) about modern rigs.

What organization are you looking at to get certification?

stayks 02-08-2011 04:00 PM

RYA as we're both based in the UK

jackdale 02-08-2011 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by stayks (Post 695797)
RYA as we're both based in the UK

A very good standard.

stayks 02-08-2011 05:59 PM

Great, thanks:) Any recommendations for any particular sailing school to choose? There are so many of them here in the UK and they all claim to be the best in the business...


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