We have had a MiniFish since 1970. It is easy to sail. It is a durable beach boat that kids can learn on and not break. The only thing we have had to replace is the spring on the rudder pin and we put on a new sail two years ago. It is great when the wind is light. When I was a kid, we would sail it with two but now I use it alone. Make sure to learn to get it upright if it flips and you will be fine. The only two complaints with ours are it does not have a self bailer so you end up with water in the cockpit and the fake wood on the deck did not hold up well(looks like crap).