I note that there are now three threads on this forum on the difficultly of righting a Solo, particularly in wind and chop, and that the class measurer asked for comments in his AGM report.
If you're sub 40 and winning opens this is not an issue, but for those of us the wrong side of 60 and club racing it is.
Our new fleet at Whitstable has had three aided rescues in the last month - and whilst there is doubtless pilot error in all three, its not a great look for the Solo brand to be seen struggling...
Personally i have righting lines (not very helpful when inverted) and have just bought a mast float for use when free sailing and to revive my confidence.
I will stick with the Solo, but my reason for moving from a Laser is undermined by the inability to self rescue - I may be doing something wrong (other than capsizing!), but i would appreciate the views of members who may have solved the problem?