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You get a novice in a tippy boat in the first few goes and I bet you it will put them off completely, unless they are thrill seeker types who like a roller coaster or two
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

You get a novice in a tippy boat in the first few goes and I bet you it will put them off completely, unless they are thrill seeker types who like a roller coaster or two

Yes teaching my newly married wife to sail in a Laser4000 was in fact a really dumb idea. And now I sail a singlehander.
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But they are not bad boats, they are just unsuitable boats. Nobody is suggesting you send a novice out in a foiling Moth and expect them to sail it.

TBH take a young novice out in an Ent on a F2 day and they'll see sailing as boring, put your wife in the same boat in F6 and she'll decide it's too scary. Common sense is required people. But it's not the boat that puts them off.
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