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Sunfish vs JY15 for beginner

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Hi all-

My son (9) learned how to sail a sunfish this summer at camp and really wants to get into sailing. The nearby club has sunfish, jy15 and thistles. We get pretty good winds here (Upstate NY) but they are generally pretty light in the summer.

I'm looking for a boat that would be good for learning on that fit the whole family once in a while. I have three boys (9, 7 and 4) and would guess that they will all want to have a chance to go out from time to time.

Any opinions?

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Unless you need to car-top it, I would go with the JY15 for your circumstances.

The JY can actually accommodate a good bunch of kids. Our kids used them at sailing camp, too, where they would typically have 2-4 kids on board, and sometimes an instructor.

If you wanted to bump it up a bit, the Flying Scot is a good candidate. That's one the whole family can sail in, and bring along a nice picnic basket too.
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