Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with either of them. I'm looking at buying a racer/cruiser for the Great Lakes and was wondering what they sailed like. Particularly interested in the Laser 28. However, how tricky is is to sail? How likely is it to get blown over in a breeze? I'm a J24 racer looking to buy a family racer/cruiser with my 65yr old father. Would the Laser 28 be a realistic boat for an older man to sail or would I be better going for the Express 30? How does the Laser handle in comparison to the 24? Additionally, as a second choice, does the Express have potential as a racer? Anyone know how it handles?