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Lots to choose from here, with some being more performance-oriented while others more intended as family daysailers (though all are actively raced)... I think all would offer more sailing excitement than the Victoria. All are easily trailered, launched and retrieved. These are readily available used (from $1K to $5K) and some are still available new as well. All should have class associations on the web for more info.
O'Day Daysailer I (open cuddy)
Hunter, Catalina and Precision make new boats in this same general class (15-19 feet) as well.
Don't be too quick to dismiss older boats.... it is a buyer's market. I paid $950 for a 1965 O'Day DS I with very good trailer and decent sails that was in immediate sail-away shape. I'm fussy and enjoy working on boats, so I've put another $400 and 80 weekend and evening hours into it and now have a VERY nice family daysailer.