Probably a wise choice on the "winter sailing" there in the UK.
As a "newbie" you are most likely going to spend a bit of time
"in the water" vs "on the water" and in cold winter conditions,
that can really hurt the fun factor.
Give us a shout here on the forums when winter turns to spring
and you are back out on the water with your new Carve 145 and
a new sail or 2.