The 2.4 metre originated in Stockholm in 1983. It is a thoroughbred racer that has the complexity of a sophisticated keelboat with the fingertip feeling of a dinghy. Since the helmsperson sits down in the boat facing forward with all of the trim controls within arms reach, the sailing is not physically demanding and these attributes make the 2.4mR ideal for disabled sailors. For this reason it was selected as the single-handed class at the Paralympics.

Length: 4.35m
Beam: 0.90m
Weight: 260kg
Sail area: 8m2
2.4mR :            class website Here


2.4mR sailing at Frensham

We sail windward/leeward races on Saturday afternoons. As well as a major league we have a handicap league running concurrently.

Our Summer Season commences on 1st April when our start time is 14:35. The season is split into an early and late series of about 12 races in each. The Winter Season is a single series and commences on 2nd November when our start time is 14:05. We operate a personal handicap system and a corresponding handicap league table in addition to a convention league table.


Thursday Afternoon Sessions

During the Summer Season there are Thursday afternoon practice racing sessions commencing at 14.00hrs.


2.4mR Trial Runs

We have several club boats in our fleet. Should anyone like to have a trial run to experience keelboat sailing and/or racing then this can be arranged by contacting the class captain.


For further information contact Lionel East (Class Captain) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 01252 724 805


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