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Old 25-02-2009, 17:17   #1
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Hello I have been reading the forum for a few months and now that I am taking sailing lessons it seems like a good time to start participating in the forum. I live in NZ and studing towards a business degree. I am currently looking at buying my first yacht, around 19' to gain some experience in and then move onto something a little bigger a few years down the track and maybe do some water sailing">blue water sailing after I have a considerable amount of expereince and many years under my belt.

I have one question hopefully someone can help me out with, what is the minimum size a boat can be to be classed as category 1 in NZ. By no means am I wanting to get a boat that can tackle oceans just yet but I like to day dream about future adventures and possible boats.

Thanks and I am lookinng forward to participate in this forum and continue learning.

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Old 25-02-2009, 19:42   #2
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Can't answer your question, but NZ is a great place to learn


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Old 26-02-2009, 08:46   #3
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Nothing wrong with starting small but I have to ask: Why NOT start with a boat that can tackle oceans?

A 26 or 27 ft pocket cruiser makes an excellent first boat and the right one can take you anywhere.
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Old 28-02-2009, 11:53   #4
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Aloha and Welcome aboard,
Good to have you here and asking questions. Too bad I can't answer that one. I'm not familiar with boating classifications in NZ.
Don't waste time. Get out on the water with what you can afford. Your first boat will probably not be your last so learn with a what won't break your bank and dream about the bigger ones.
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No minimum, Swirly world has been cat 1 at 17 ft.
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