It would be interesting to see what people would come up with if there were an 'Open' Laser class where the hull shape and spar length could not be changed but any thing else could. I remember seeing a video once where a guy had some sort of hoop shaped foil instead of a centre board. Full batten, square top sail on a Laser...sounds cool. How about a trapeze? Some people want to race level and that's great. The one design class model is important to be sure. So long, of course, that the class makes sure the components are of superior quality and are affordable. Heck, even good value for the money would be nice. But some people like to tinker and go super fast. This can be cool too.