Experience limited to Hobie and sunfish type craft on vacations years ago. Ready to buy a sailboat. i do not want a cat and am between a Laser, Sunfish or Sunfish "pro". I will never race but rather having just retired will sail 2-3 days a week on a large lake. I am a big guy at 245 but muscular. As i understand it the Laser is "less comfortable" and recommended for more athletic individuals. also more prone to capsizing? Difference between the Sunfish and Sunfish race is the sail, cunningham and other little items to tune the sail(of which i currently know nothing about). If you put me in a boat i can tack and jibe but am not proficient although i can get out and back. So for a new sailor looking to just have fun do i go for the fastest with all the adjustments (Laser), the middle of the road Sunfish Pro or the basic Sunfish? Will i really have more fun if I have the cunningham and those other items on the race version Sunfish? I really don't need an extra .5 kts for what i propose to do. i have read the Laser will point higher upwind but if I'm not competitive do i care. On the other hand i have read that with the Sunfish I can go out on a very windy day whereas in the Laser i will have my hands full! Any point in getting the race version sunfish sail on the non-race sunfish? I do like the little window. I suppose I need to know should i get the Miata,Corvette or Ferrari? Thanks. BTW: Am i too heavy for these choices cause i really don't want to venture into the cat world/ Appreciate the help.