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Post Options Post Options   Quote vics2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 17 at 9:33pm
Won't be going out all together. Thinking of something big enough to take a child or two and be able to be sailed singlehanded (and be reasonably light to get in and out of the water)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 17 at 4:43pm
Does your club allow multihulls?
Dart 15 could suit. I used to have one and it provided pretty much all you're looking for.
Stable platform to not scare the nervous. Sailable 2-up, great for kids to do jib stuff and even get onto the trapeze for extra fun. Cruise around or go racing solo.

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I'd recommend an Enterprise. Good for racing, cruising, and easy to launch and recover. And you can get plastic versions.

And, if pressed you can sail it single-handedly. Never tried that myself, but someone at our club did this a while ago with good results.


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One of our members sails an Enterprise on his own all the time, can't remember last time he capsized, he weighs about 14 stone, I had one until recently, never sailed it on my own though.
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