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The 2.4m Paralympic Class - One Person Keelboat - Open

The 2.4 Metre, which originated in Stockholm in 1983, is an ideal craft for disabled sailors. In the 2.4m, 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 2.4m is insensitive to differences in the size of the helmsperson. Instead, 2.4m racing focuses on sophisticated sail trim, tactics and strategy.  

2.4m - Stats

Designer Various, Scandinavian
Year Designed 1983
LOA 4.16 m (13 ft 8 in)
Beam 0.80 m (2 ft 8 in)
Draft 1.00 m (3 ft 3 in)
Sail Area 7.5 m2 (81 sq ft)
Hull Weight 240 kg (540 lb)
Crew 1
Olympic Debut 2000 - Sydney, Australia
UK Class Association


London 2012 Paralympic Games Top 3

Gold Helena Lucas  Great Britian (GBR)
Silver Heiko Kroger  Germany (GER)
Bronze Thierry Schmitter  Netherlands (NED)

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Top 3

Gold Paul Tingley Canada (CAN)
Silver Damien Seguin France (FRA)
Bronze John Ruf United States (USA)


Athens 2004 Paralympic Games Top 3

Gold Damien Seguin France (FRA)
Silver Thomas Brown United States (USA)
Bronze Thierry Schmitter Nedtherlands (NED)


Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Top 3

Gold Heiko Kroeger Germany (GER)
Silver Jens Als Andersen Denmark (DEN)
Bronze Thomas Brown United States (USA)

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