Sail away

Dream daysailers: 13 of the best boats for a great day out on the water

As most of you know, I was in the United States Navy for 6 years.

And although I know what geedunk, scuppers, and pink-bellies are, I could not hop in a 12 ft sailboat and sail it.

I’ve never verbalised an official “bucket list”, but of late(past year ish), I’ve fancied myself sailing…really sailing.

To that end, I’m keeping my eyes out for a day sailer that might make that dream come true. Contrary to what I had assumed, the financial layout for a sailboat is very much within my realm of possibility. A decent day sailer of the 12-22ft variety can be had for between $500 and $3000 +\- depending.

I actually went and looked at my first boat the other day, and although she needed some work(which I was unwilling to take on), I was able to help with the rigging of it, which proved to be valuable experience in itself.

So, more to come on this, and I truly hope anxiety doesn’t get the better of me, and prevent my following through on this…


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