Hello! I'm new here. I gave up my Europe dinghy sailing about ten years ago. Now that I have the time again - just finished studies, I have bought an old Laser to get started. I realise that I will not be an olympic contender, but if this works ok, and I get some speed in the boat, I will probably want better gear. Therefor, I really wonder what the real differences in a brand new boat and rig, and an old boat without the new trim systems are? Please discuss! How good do you have to be to "beat yourself" in a new boat? And what changes/upgrades can be made? PS: My new beauty does not leak, and have an "ok" sail.