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One more question, what kind of shoes should I wear to my sailing class? I have a pair of asics running shoes(uncertain whether they are non-marking, aren't all new shoes?) and a pair of topsiders that I'm willing to get wet.
Anything with non-marring soles that you don't mind getting wet. If they do get saltwater on them, rinse them well with freshwater as soon as you get home, or they'll probably stink to the bejesus in a day or two.
Don't get me wrong (vis-a-vis my previous post), there's nothing wrong with a Sunfish or similar lanteen-rigged boat. For that matter, an El Toro, a Sabot, or an Optimist would be fine to learn on too (I would guess that more people have learned to sail on those three boats than all other dinghies put together; in North America anyways). But, if it were me, I would keep my eye out for a dirt cheap sloop-rigged boat. On the other hand, you can car-top any of the boat I just mentioned; something you can't do with most sloop-rigged dinghies.
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