I have a 4.5m Nacra cat that some ex windsurfing buddies also enjoy. Paid about as much for it as for a couple of windsurfing sails. Less that I paid for a board in the 90s.Eventually you just want to sit down for a bit, but still want to go fast, but have never sailed a boat, and are not rich.
And you're likely not going to find that endorphin rush if you're comfortable playing on a 4.0. I used to live for flat water speed runs at Bird Island and the Brownsville ditch. Sold the J/22 because it was so damn slow and boring that it rarely got used. Even our Hobie seemed tame by comparison. But I got old and one adjusts.Speed is what's lacking for me
Broad reaching - YouTubeAh the Laser, of course and by default. And Bruce just having passed on a couple weeks ago. Imagine a club with a fleet of Lasers one could rent. Nope - gotta buy in. There are about 34 of them there by my count half of them racing on a good night. Speed is what's lacking for me - not sure I saw one break 9.5 in Enoshima the other day, and in what was to my eye some decent wind.
But thank you; have been giving it consideration all the same.
A-Class cats are launched by one, but do not meet the criterion of cheap.This has actually lead to another criterion. Mast stepped and hand-launched by one. That's a bit of a concern maybe with the cats.