Sail Fish 0 Posted December 14, 2022 Share Posted December 14, 2022 Hi all, I am looking to buy my first sailing dinghy. I have crewed on larger yachts and this year decided to learn to sail properly in a dinghy. The club I joined has been teaching me in a RS Feva XL and I have really enjoyed sailing it. I am 50 y.o 178cm 80kg, and live in Northshore, Auckland. I am now at the stage of looking to purchase my own boat but I need some advice regarding the different options being sailed out there. My list of what I’m looking for in a sailing dinghy is… A boat that I can sail single handed, a boat I can sail double handed with my 12 y.o. son, (50kg) preferably multiple sail options (main, gib, gennaker) so I learn more about trimming different sails, is self bailing, can be raced socially with a club near me, is easy for a fairly new dinghy sailor, fun and exciting to sail, comfortable for 50yo I am just throwing ideas round at this stage and I realise that all boats are a compromise and that is a pretty full on list. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. As my only dinghy sailing experience has been in a Feva if you are able to make comparisons on how other boat would compare to a Feva that would be helpful too. Thanks in advance Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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