I´m new here, I´ve been away from sailing for over 13 or 14 years now. I learned to sail on a wooden Vaurien, doublehanded, and then got a Laser. Sailed that for maybe 30 or so hours, but at the time it was a chore just getting to the marina and setting the boat up and storing it, so gave up on it and sold the boat before moving onto motorcycles and racecars. Back then I must have been around 190 pounds.
Now I´m 32 years old, 6 foot tall and 220 pounds, and am feeling like giving it another go. I am not really interested in doublehanded sailing, which is what is available in local sailing schools for adults, so am considering buying a boat, preferably used if in good condition. Lasers here are the most common boats, so if buying a used one it´d be a lot simpler and also easier to store. Questions are, am I too heavy for a Laser, and which would be a better boat for me?
I´m not really thinking of racing competitively, or maybe at all, but do want something that´s simple, quick to rig, easy to get on and off the water by myself, satisfying to sail alone, and feels fast. The Laser used to feel fast and fun, the Vaurien was good fun too when singlehanded in light winds. Would like something fast, but am afraid I will feel like I´m starting from scratch once on the boat.