Will we be able to race officially at a sanctioned Hobie event in our own class if we have enough Waves show up?
Now that I've got my eleven year old hooked on the racing scene, he wants his own boat.
I think the Dragoon is overkill for kids, and I don't want to have the only one of those on the water either. Then there's the resale issue to think about.
So, I've decided that if I sell my boat and get two Waves I can shadow him for another year on the water to further his learning, and at least I know two Waves will show up at each regatta. Later down the road we'll move him into 16's, or whatever, depending on what's happening. And keep the Waves for camping.
Some of the other parents that sail with their kids like the entry level pricing on the Wave and you can let the kids bounce off the beach without worrying that they'll break the boat or scratch the gel coat.