I have just sold my old sailboats and am getting ready to buy new. I was considering a Wave and a Laser. I like the monohull excitement, ride, portability, pointing ability and size of a Laser, but the speed, hull durability (drag her up on the beach) and ability to take passengers of the Wave. Have I found the best of both worlds in a Bravo (minus the pointing ability)? Based on what I've read in these posts, it seems the Bravo can handle two full-size adults better than a Laser could (though one is optimal on both boats). Sound right? My second question is how the Bravo handles upwind sailing in a moderate chop. I'm not talking hurricane strength but a good 15-20 knot summer afternoon blow on the Peconic Bays. I know my Sunfish can handle it -- leaping over the waves (with lots of spray, of course, and not pointing terribly well either), ducking her bow a bit but not submerging. Does the lower pontoon of the Bravo "catch" in choppy waves going upwind, or bounce over/through as I'm hoping?
Your help is appreciated.