Laser Pico or Byte
by Graham Carpenter
Until I retired in 2007 and moved to France, I sailed a solo from Papercourt Sailing club, Surrey. Since I left the UK I have not sailed except for 10 days last summer in Jamaica where I sailed a sunfish.
Here in France, I am really wanting to sail again and there is a large lake quite near me, but there is no club, and hence no safety boat.
Now aged 70 I feel that getting another solo will be too much for me sailing alone, and I would very much like to get a sunfish, but I have not found any used ones either here or in the UK. After browsing the net, I have come up with either a pico or a byte as a boat that seems suitable for my circumstances. What are your thoughts on the matter? Are both boats stable 9at least compared to a solo), and can both be transported on a roof rack,including the launching trolley?
Would appreciate your thoughts