If you have any questions about sailing then post them here and I am sure you will get some fantastic feedback. There are some pretty experienced sailors who are users of this site and I am sure they will be more than happy to share some of their wisdom.
When I was quite a bit younger, I used to sail Toppers so I have a little sailing experience and these days I hit the water with my windsurfing kit (when it's a bit warmer than this).
Since I've been out of the scene for a while I'm actually quite interested to find out what type of sailing craft I should look at to get my son interested in the water. I'd be interested on something that is entry level to allow him to play around with a buddy.
Any suggestions? And on that note - if you know of any 2nd hand sales websites that would be very useful!
Toppers are still a pretty good bet if you want a single handed boat. Now they've moved to centre mainsheet its easier to move up to a laser and they attract massive fleets, and are indestructable.
Plus, I might have one for sale...
I agree with Benny, Toppers are great boats to learn in and they also have a fairly competitive racing fleet, if your son decides he wants to get into the racing circuit.
Another good boat for learning in is the Mirror, which also has a good racing status, but the Mirror can be sailed double handed or single handed so you could sail it with your son, if he is still quite small, or either of you could sail it on your own if you wanted to.
With both types of boat the price can vary massively so let us know if you have any queries.
Where abouts are you sailing?
Thanks for the feedback. I think a Mirror could be the best option on the basis that it works as a good 2 man vessel, but thanks for the offer Benny anyway. I also quite like the look of the Mirror and the potential it has for me not to get too wet! I tend to sail around the south coast, mainly Poole Harbour so it's nice and easy to launch.
Thanks for your help - I'll have a good hunt around, that might be just the info I need.