I just want to make a recommendation to potential builders for the Skerry. I love this boat and think it is an excellent design for day sailing or distance cruising.
This past weekend I solo sailed my Skerry from Montreal to Quebec city down the St. Lawrence river - a distance of about 210 km. I camped ashore 2 nights and sailed 3 days (100km+ the third day). In fact, I used only a quarter of my provisions and could have camped out for a much longer period.
She can row, she can sail and she will handle waves and wakes with ease. For example, large freighter and powerboat wakes were not a problem.
If you want a fine boat that is forgiving to beginners and will provide tons of enjoyable sailing the Skerry is a well designed, superb and capable boat.