In the pint-sized sailing and racing dinghy department, everything and anything has been tried over the years, sometimes with mixed results. It's hard to beat the Optimist Dinghy in terms of simplicity. But when sailboat builders started playing with rotomolded plastic years ago, the doors were cast wide open. With rotomolding polyethylene you can try all sorts of things if you're clever, and with the Bug, designer Jo Richards and the folks at LaserPerformance have proven there's still plenty of room for creativity at 8 feet. Talk about one versatile dinghy.