As someone who has been away from sailing for, oh about 30 + years, I'm getting back into the sport with a new Sunfish. Over the last couple of seasons, I've been sailing Sunfish and Lasers at our small community sailing club. I decided on the Sunfish to share with my wife as she has shown an interest in learning to sail, but is a little spooked. The added stability of the Sunfish is a positive. I hope to start racing later this year, but plan on approaching each event as more of an organized get together, enjoying the wind, water, and new friends. No doubt, the Laser is faster, has more options for sail trimming, but also is more expensive. I guess like most sports, More Performance = More money. I've been following the "Laser, One Design" Thread. It appears the Sunfish has changed little over the years compaired to the Laser. Is the Sunfish a dying class, or is the Sunfish Class simply more reluctant to change?