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may years ago i learned on a Coronodo 15.

It was a good boat to learn on, but I don't think they are still being produced.
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Does budget matter?
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I agree with WDS123. The Lido 14 is a fun forgiving boat. Very enjoable to sail
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Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?

gbam you can have a spinnaker on a boat with out a back stay. you just need sloped back side stays. i have it on my 16 i use spinnaker every trip by my self and the boat doesn't have back stay.
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Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?

Try a Raider II... it can be sailed with main alone, or with main and jib, or with main, jib, and asymmetrical spinnaker.

Plus it is a single handed boat that can be sail with two people and has room for 3 in it if needed. It is very forgiving in the capsize department. I've had 3 in mine on days when it is blowing 20+ and we sailed on main alone.
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Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?

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1.) Must be mass produced
2.) Must be able to handle intense learn to sail smashed into pier conditions
3.) Needs to be easily sailed under main alone
4.) Needs to be easy to repair
This sounds just like a Sunchaser. These are made of tough ABS Armorclad plastic and can be sailed with either a Lateen main or sloop rigged with a jib. You can repair the plastic with epoxy and fiberglass just like a FG boat. They're pretty cheap too at only $4000 new. They also have enough capacity to hold up to four adults. This seems like a pretty good beginner boat. For spinnaker work I would move up to something larger once they are competent with these.

In comparison a Raider II is twice the price with half the weight capacity. At 200 lbs it is also more difficult to right after a capsize than the Sunchaser at 125 lbs.

I might also mention that because of the extra weight capacity (900 lbs total) you can bag the boat for more stability. In other words you can either sail it light with an experienced crew who can use their weight for stability or you can make up 25 lb sandbags and place two to four of these in the bottom for less experienced or lighter weight crews. Of course you lose the bags if you capsize so you need plenty of extras.
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Re: Best Dinghy for a Sailing School?

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Hey,

I'm interested in seeing what everyone thinks would be the best learn to sail dinghy for a sailing school.

Requirements:
1.) Must be mass produced
2.) Must be able to handle intense learn to sail smashed into pier conditions
3.) Needs to be easily sailed under main alone
4.) Needs to be easy to repair

I haven't been able to find it but I'm ideally looking for a small dinghy with main jib and spin that is able to sustain the beating of a sailing school (IE not a 420). Something that doesn't require having a jib on it to sail.

Thoughts?
Check out what the school at Mystic seaport Ct. uses. A dhow, made in rhode island I believe.
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Check out what the school at Mystic seaport Ct. uses. A dhow, made in rhode island I believe.
The Dyer Dhow is a good boat. Unfortunately it is worse than the Suncatcher and not as versatile.

To get a better Dyer than a Suncatcher you have to move up from the 9' Dhow to the 12 1/2' Dyer Daysailer. This boat can be cat rigged or sloop rigged with a jib and can use a spinnaker. However, at 220 lbs it is much more difficult to right after a capsize. It could be a nice boat to move up to for spinnaker work. I don't know the price but I'm guessing it is higher than $4,000.
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