It would probably be more fun to go swimming... er, sailing with someone else!
I've struggled to find many active fleets here in the Minnesota/Midwest area. Seems like we are dominated with scows mostly.
If people sail mainly scows in your area, there must be a reason. Maybe they're better suited to the weather conditions you get?? Dunno..
To sail (swim) with someone else, you'd need to work out who you'd sail with and who's the skipper. If you're learning, it'd probably be best to sail on one of the scows for a bit and pick up a few tips.. if you want to go it on your own, you need to find a crew who likes swimming!!
those moths look like a lot of fun once you have figured it out. look at a 29er or a 49er if you want to double trap. to bad you werent in MA because you would have crew right here.
Like all skiffs, Moths are great fun, highly impractical as a boat and bloody hard work, but because they date quickly you can usually get an older one pretty cheap. The experience: Fleeting moments of sheer exhilaration whilst roaring along with your face inches from the wave-tops followed by high-speed impact with the water and an extended period of swimming.
Have you ever seen the price
of a 29er or 49er lately?? Sheesh!
Not for the beginner, let me tell you.