Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish
We have a fleet of Flying Scott's owned by the sailing center I belong to. Mostly they are used for sailing lessons and recreational sailing by the members. They are very forgiving boats and very rugged. If you want a boat that you can take friends out in, its a good choice.
If you want to sail alone all the time, the Sunfish is a good choice. Easy to set up and fun to sail in a breeze. We have a fleet of those too, along with Opti's, Lasers, 420's, Hobie Waves & Getaways, kayaks, paddle boards and wind surfers.