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
  • Kiel Week 2018 - Sailing Highlights - Day 7 - Parasailing

    Episode 1

    Major push for the world of Parasailing to get back into the Olympic Games and they are showing casing the 2.4M fleet as part of the Parasailing European Championships at Kiel Week with impressive racing.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2018 - Sailing Highlights - Day 9 - Medal Races

    Episode 2

    Super Sunday at Kiel Week 2018 - The Medal Races for 2.4M, 49er, 49erFX, 470M, 470W, Laser and Nacra17. Fast and furious with places changing all the time.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2018 - Sailing Highlights - Wrap Up

    Episode 3

    Sit back and enjoy the highlights from Kiel Week 2018 - action packed from Germany.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision