*** FEATURE CLASS *** International 2.4m
The International 2.4mR is a one-person keelboat. The class is a development class governed by the 2.4mR rule. The 2.4mR is a paralympic class for Rio 2016.
The 2.4mR is ideal for handicap integrated 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.
The 2016 World Championships will be held on the Derwent River in Hobart in early January 2016.
Australia's 2.4m sailor for the Rio Games is Tasmanian Matt Bugg, who recently received the Yachting Tasmania Male Sailor of the Year and Disabled Sailor of the Year awards.
We wish Matt all the best in the competition!
Last Modified on 10/08/2016 13:30