Jan 10, 2006, 10:19 PM
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Lot's of good advice, but if you want to look beyond the same-old, same-old, look into the NS-14, a very popular Australian boat. There are about 3,000 in Australia, and about 15 in the US. So, you can get in on the ground floor in the US :-). The boat is light, more fun to sail than the heavier boats mentioned which is very important to the kids, very well balanced, and versatile. In Santa Barbara, the boats always attract a crowd among the kids.
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The boats in Australia are sailed single handed with main alone, double handed with main/jib, there is a version, the MG, with spinnaker (sym or asym) and single trap. They are raced by 2 kids, two adults, parent/kid, couples. Tweaky with lots of adjustments, or keep it simple. The Aussie boats are very nicely finished.