2.4 Metre

2.4 Metre

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The International 2.4mR is a one-person keelboat. The class is a development class governed by the 2.4mR rule. The rule is controlled by World Sailing since it is one of few classes designated as an International class. The class rule is closely related to the 12mR rule that was used in the America's Cup and the shape often resembles the larger sister.

While there is a small but active group of amateur designer/builders around the world, around 90% of boats are the commercially produced Norlin Mark III designed by yacht designer Peter Norlin of Sweden. Recently, new designs have come into production, such as the Stradivari III and the Proton.

The boat is primarily used for racing and the class holds highly competitive national events in many countries. World and European championships (only when the World Championship is not in Europe) are attracting around 100 boats every year. In some countries it features mainly as a class for sailors with a disability.

The 2.4mR is ideal for adapted sailing since the sailor does not move in the boat, and everything is adjustable from right in front of the sailor. Both hand-steering and foot-steering are possible. The boat's ability in integrated sailing has been proven on the result lists of several World Championships. In 2002 and 2005 there were handicapped World Champions. The boat is sailed without a spinnaker, but with a whisker-pole for the jib.

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2.4 Metre
  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 1

    A cold, windy and bumpy start to the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as 21 races were completed throughout the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 2

    Patience was the key on day two of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as light winds meant minimising risks and consistency where key to winning the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 3

    Light winds delayed racing on day three of the Delta Lloyd Regatta - the breeze steadily filled in throughout the day to provide fantastic conditions for the Olympic Classes.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 4

    A building onshore breeze bought the best conditions of the week so far at the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta, sailors took advantage of the conditions to extend their leads in their respective classes in the build up to the Medal Races.

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights - Medal Races

    Episode 5

    Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights of the Men and Women 49er, 470, Laser and 2.4m teams finishing their medal races and the J/70's are working hard with the good breeze at Kiel.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Friday

    Episode 6

    Friday - Day Five of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports