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It depends on the water and your weight so thinks to ask yourself (in no particular order) :-

Open water club or small lake?

Am I heavy enough for RS100?

Do I want fleet racing?

Do I want to invest the time to become competent in an RS100?

Does the Europe rig I've been offered suit my weight

The Europe is a great boat both inland and on the sea for lightweights but is a completely different experience to the RS100. Personally I'd only consider the RS for an open water club but there are a few guys and girls sailing RS100/D-One at Leigh & Lowton (70 hectares sailing area) so it can be done.
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I'm currently sailing a Europe Quite nicely on my Inland lake but am interested in upgrading to a newer, nicer boat. My current boat is a 1992 which Paid 400 for in March 2020 and refurbished during Lockdown.  I have been offered a 2004 boat that the ex-Olympian says is the fastest boat they have ever sailed for 5000. This includes a new mast and 1 used sail. (May be able to get the price down).  However I sail at a very Asymmetric Biased club where Recently there has been a build in the D-One fleet and our new RS100 fleet for the lighter sailors looking for thrills downwind with a kite.  I'm stuck between the decision to buy a Nicer Europe or a 2015 RS100 for 3750.  
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