I have been sailing the Farr 3.7 for 2 years and I believe it to be the best choice of boat for me. I started in a open skiff which I then grew to long for, and too big for a Starling. On the first sail dad said not to worry about the wire, but within 20 minutes we were wiring with a grin from ear to ear. Its a great boat I wouldn't say it is unforgiving but if you are not on your game it will chuck you in the tide. I have learnt so much and plenty more to learn, all whilst having the most incredible fun. To be planing out on the wire on a reach almost feeling like you are flying.
I spent 10 years in the 3.7 Class [...] I won the National Championships four times and thoroughly enjoyed those years. I then moved on to bigger, faster and more complex yachts but the 3.7 gave me wonderful grounding in all aspects of yacht racing. I am a Life Member and still follow the Class activities and contests with interest.