My sailing experience is limited to a few occasions of accompanying others, but my boating
experience is more extensive, including several deep sea fishing
expeditions. I'm going to be taking a sailing course, but I'm thinking about what might be a good learning
boat for me.
I live in Oregon
, near the coast and the Columbia
river, and I'm wondering what would be a good small vessel which I can trailer to either place? I've looked at Mirror Dinghies and slightly larger vessels of that ilk, and also taken a look at boats in the low 20s. It's important to me that I have something I can sail off the Oregon
coast safely - and yes, I know it's the "Graveyard of the Pacific", but I want to develop ocean sailing skills, not just big river sailing.
The boat needs to be able to handle two adults + two children
, AND be under $20K.
Thanks for any suggestions.