Among many small sailboats—including three catamarans which I still own—I owned a Laser for just one season. It took a lot of fiddling to get the mailsail ready for sailing, as you can't just "raise" (or lower) the sail. I never tipped it over but also never felt secure while sailing it. When my B-I-L visited (and he is an experienced sailor), he took it out in a moderate-to-heavy wind and capsized it in four minutes! (Captured secretly with HIS video camera -- hee hee ). For a secure ride, ease of maintenance, handling on land or water, convenience of storage and transport, the Sunfish is super hard to beat.