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Best sailboat to learn to sail on?

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As a beginner what should I look for in a good boat to learn to sail on?

sunfish?
asked Oct 18, 2012 by anonymous

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Fresh water or salt water?  A lake, river, or open water?  Single handed sailing or with a crew?  I learned to sail on a small mid-west lake, in an 8ft Optimist pram. One sail, light weight. Lots of fun.  The old Sunfish was also fun, but I don't think it's a great boat to learn on. If you want to buy something that you won't outgrow in a season, try this:

http://www.420sailing.org/content.asp?id=2906

It can be sailed quite comfortably, solo.
answered Jul 30, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)
edited Aug 15, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner
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