Cruisers Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-02-2009, 18:17   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4
New to the sailing world

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.
AdventureBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2009, 20:42   #2
Long Range Cruiser
MarkJ's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,823
Images: 25

Can't answer your question, but NZ is a great place to learn

Notes on a Circumnavigation.

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2009, 09:46   #3
Registered User
Vega1860's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: At Sea
Boat: Albin Vega 27 Lealea
Posts: 65
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.
Cruising Log
Latest Videos
Vega1860 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 12:53   #4
Registered User
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nicholasville, Kentucky
Boat: 15 foot Canoe
Posts: 14,192
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.
Kind regards,
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 16:34   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Whangaparaoa,NZ
Boat: 63 ft John Spencer Schooner
Posts: 956
No minimum, Swirly world has been cat 1 at 17 ft.
dana-tenacity is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
16 year old planning on sailing around the world alone watersofdiego General Sailing Forum 30 16-02-2019 01:03
New to your world soapysails Meets & Greets 19 11-12-2008 18:18
sailing around the world at my own time. lajoie87 Boat Ownership & Making a Living 9 15-05-2008 19:58
new gal to sailing world wynne Meets & Greets 19 04-01-2008 19:12
World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas Series GordMay The Library 2 15-01-2007 21:14

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:49.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.