The Laser is a superb little toy. No other toy has ever given me such pleasure.
There are many ways to play with this toy.
You can race it at very serious, official Laser regattas. Or you can race it with a few friends for fun. You can train to become better at playing the Laser game by going to very serious, official Laser clinics. Or you can play around by yourself seeing how many different ways you can mess up a roll tack. Or you can play by just noodling around for the afternoon.
Or you can do something really silly, like trying to tack your Laser by running around the front of the mast...