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Old 13-04-2011, 15:05   #1
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Sailing lessons: Cat or Monohull??

Aloha all, I am completely new to sailing and my interests/dreams are to someday have a liveaboard Catamaran,(40-58 ft Lagoon,Seawind,Sunreef or Antares), and I am considering signing up for some sailing lessons.
My question is this: Is it recommended or necessary that I learn to sail a monohull first or can I just go to a Cat sailing class?
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I'd recommend anyone learn how to sail on a small, engineless monohull.
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Learn on a mono.... after that the skills you've gained will make a 'Cat' a piece of cake with twin engines to spin you on a dime etc;...
Feel everyone who wants a car licence should have to spend two years on a M/bike before getting a pass... makes one so much more aware.
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Learn on a mono.... after that the skills you've gained will make a 'Cat' a piece of cake with twin engines to spin you on a dime etc;...
Feel everyone who wants a car licence should have to spend two years on a M/bike before getting a pass... makes one so much more aware.
I would vote for that twice.
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Learn on a mono.... after that the skills you've gained will make a 'Cat' a piece of cake with twin engines to spin you on a dime etc;...
Feel everyone who wants a car licence should have to spend two years on a M/bike before getting a pass... makes one so much more aware.
This makes sense to me, thanks..
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Hey Rebel... take it easy mate....
With that cool look and big friendly grin your gonna give uniforms a good name...
Just kidding mate... nice avatar...
Was gonna tab the 'flowers smiley' but didn't wanna scare ya...
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Re: Sailing lessons: Cat or Monohull??

Hey - I learnt the most on a beach cat... They're so stable, comfortable, way more pleasant to sail than the lasers and other dinghies. I'm sort of with rebel heart and Boatman, though - I do believe you learn best on a smaller one or two man boat without an engine - and once you've figured out how the wind works, then you can go get an engine for backup. Well, not on a beachcat or laser.... But ya know what I mean!
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Hey - I learnt the most on a beach cat... They're so stable, comfortable, way more pleasant to sail than the lasers and other dinghies. I'm sort of with rebel heart and Boatman, though - I do believe you learn best on a smaller one or two man boat without an engine - and once you've figured out how the wind works, then you can go get an engine for backup. Well, not on a beachcat or laser.... But ya know what I mean!
I hear ya! Thanks for postin'...
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