I learned to sail with a Soling. Although 26' OAL she had a narrow beam (6') so she let you know pretty quickly when you'd done something wrong. Very adjustable rig, even with mast
bend being tunable under sail. I fear it's made me a bit of a pest when it comes to having sails
set right. Having no engine
a challenge initially but stood me in good stead when the engine
on our Westsail failed to start and I had to thread her into her slip using sail only.