How is your lee sailing going. Learn to expose the sails correctly to maximize VMG....its tough. Sitting on that lee rail feels unatural but if you can do it and do it well you'll win; or if your not racing just be satisfied that you can do it.
I found it easier to learn to sail heeling to weather on an FJ because it felt REALLY unnatural trying to do it for the first time on a laser. Then, I got back on my laser and slowly worked into the by the lee thing until now i'm comfortable. Just do it in enough wind to hold the boom out, and either pay attention or stay low :-D