I will start by saying I am no sailing expert by a long shot... I took a series of lessons that included a Catalina
22, O'day 22, MacGregor
26, and Hunter
26, and purchased the South Coast mostly because the previous owner took such great care of her and was asking a reasonable price
. It was a light air day, but it was awesome none the less. The reading I have done about the South Coast suggests they are considered a little tender
, but I don't think I know enough to know better.
My wife and daughters had never been sailing before, and loved it, but we chose a light enough day there was no scary moments. Love to get enough experience to get a bigger boat and sail your way someday!