I'm a complete newbie to sailing and in fact to boating
I'll be moving myself, my wife and our 7 month old son from the UK to my family
home in Donegal in the NW corner of Ireland
over the next couple of months and want to get into sailing to give us all something to enjoy together as a family
. (Because the weather
in that part of the is amazing...
At our new home we'll have a large garage to store a boat so I've been looking at things in the 6-8m range that I could trailer. Been looking at stuff like; Parker 21, Pandora 700,
Van der Stadt Spurn 21 Cruising Sloop, Hunter Duette. Any feedback on these would be very much appreciated!
Already bought some books
on sailing, and will be getting training so that I have at least some appreciation of the basics of operating a boat, I want us to be safe.
I won't ask what boat should I buy but I would be interested in the views of the experienced here around how best to begin and to build my experience. A friend who sails
suggested I get a dinghy
and try that out first but I'm not entirely sure...
Anyway, all input is welcome and I'm very much looking forward to learning lots here!