Daysailers to Die For
First you have to sail a little boat. When you’re learning to sail, small boats teach you by reacting instantly to every puff, wave, sail adjustment, and turn of the tiller. They take you close to the water and evoke a range of responses; they can relax, thrill, scare, or addict you. Many sailors move to (or even begin with) more stable keelboats and never look back. But some never leave small boats, and others keep
coming back. Why? Because a small boat can deliver a big sailing experience in a modest
package. Because a small boat costs relatively little. Because it never stops teaching. Because it’s where
Fortunately for small-boat aficionados, there are
plenty of daysailers on the market, from a full panoply of types: traditional, performance, production fiberglass, and modern classics. To get a sampling of what’s out there, SAIL editors went sailing. Read on: Daysailers
See More Daysailers for an expanded list of production daysailers.