This is a perfect boat for what it was designed for. In Europe there is not a lot of room to store things for most
people. There is a lot of discussion on the web about the boat not being "performance this..." and "performance that." They totally miss the whole point of the design. Where I live the boat would be too small for the size of the lakes around me but as a class racer would be lots of fun. I don't think it's something that would catch on in the US but who knows.
The 2.4 m was the singlehanded boat in the Paralympics... sailing isn't a Paralympic sport in the 2020 games. Also, I believe it hasn't been called a "mini 12 meter" for ages. http://www.inter24metre.org
L&vw....I understand they have diaphragm pumps in them...that are constantly pumped in "splashy" conditions. Lots of stuff to tweak...and pump!
Yes the quickness of setting up the fish is one of my fav features.....same with a sail without the sleeve...so it can easily be lowered.
I think I might have the found a better sailing "cheap bastard" combo to compete with the Sunfish setup. I'm now sailing a Zuma hull with a full Laser rig. I'm still keeping the Sunfish for OD races though.