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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
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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.
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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?
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RYA as we're both based in the UK
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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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