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Old 07-15-2011
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Laser vs Laser 2

Hey guys

So I've just recently started my third year sailing (second year racing), and I've kind of been thinking it's about time my girlfriend and I moved up to our own boat(s). The yacht club happens to be selling off some of the lasers and laser 2s from their youth sailing program fairly cheaply, so the timing would seem to be good.

My question is, should I buy a single laser 2, or a pair of standards?

I'd kind of like something I can singlehand myself if she can't make it out, and I worry about being able to keep the 2 upright by myself with a main and jib up.

On the other hand, it would be nice to at some point be able to take one of my non-sailing friends/younger siblings/ etc out for a sail, and I'm not too sure a standard would have the space for two people.

I'm still sort of leaning towards the standard, but I figured I'd throw a post up on here and see what you guys thought.

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