Sailors can and will evolve. It’s OK to embrace a more modern singlehander, one that delivers the same simplicity and performance — and then some. The Melges 14, the judges agreed, is a righteous challenger to the Laser’s kingdom. It was recognized as the best dinghy in 2016, and it’s a boat that will make you want to drop everything, rig up and go sailing when the breeze is on. Given Melges’ success rate with and the support of its other one-design classes, big-fleet championships are only a matter of time.