The rig is designed for the larger person ergo "Fat boy", (I can say it cause I are one.) I struggle to get below 200 lbs. If I had the choice to spend $800.00 and stay in the Laser I would do that no question over dropping $10,000.00 for a used Finn where I'd have to drive 100's of miles to race anyone. We have multiple rigs for the "little people" why not one for the larger sailor? Big people need love too!
But I am really interested in how this sail design works out. I remember the last time a sail trial was held last decade and went nowhere.