One-person keelboat - open

The 2.4 Metre, which originated in Stockholm in 1983, is an ideal craft for disabled sailors. In the 2.4mR, the helmsperson sits down into the boat facing forward with all the trim controls within arms’ reach.

Because the crew weight is always close to its centre of gravity, the 2.4mR is insensitive to differences in the size of the helmsperson. Instead, 2.4mR racing focuses on sophisticated sail trim, tactics and strategy.  


Length: 4.1m (13ft 5in)
Breadth: 0.8m (2ft 71/2in)
Weight: 66kg (573lb 3.23oz)
Type: Keelboat
Crew: 1
Designer: Scandinavian designers
Year: 1983

London 2012 Paralympic Results

Gold: Helen Lucas - Great Britain

Silver: Heiko Kroeger - Germany

Bronze: Thierry Schmitter  - Netherlands

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Results

Gold: Paul Tingley - Canada

Silver: Damien Seguin - France

Bronze: John Ruf - USA

Athens 2004 Paralympic Results

Gold: Damien Seguin - France

Silver: Thomas Brown - USA

Bronze: Thierry Schmitter - Netherlands


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