Re: Favorite small boats?
I have owned a Sunfish, Laser, Megabyte, two Finns, two Windmills, an IC (international 10 sq. metre canoe), and a Penguin. The most fun I had consistantly was with the first Windmill, back in the day when my body size didn't keep me from being competitive. Number two would be my first Finn, a 1980's model Vanguard with a carbon wing. I had a lot of fun sailing that boat, but in the end, frustration at having uncompetitive equipment and my lack of success in even local events put me in the mood to sell.
The IC was easily the coolest small boat I ever had, and I still love watching the guys at my club sail them. They are a joy to sail, but I am just not capable of racing one. I guess now I have resigned myself to being a keelboat guy.
One class I would have like to have sailed is the Fireball. I had a poster on my wall when I was a teenager of Steve Benjamin winning a World's back in the 1970's and that just looked so cool.
'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'