Karsten "Butze" Bredt - GER 903


As a "trained" pilot with enthusiasm for steering, I am just right in the 2.4mR. Because here you can do everything alone.

In 2012 I sailed for the first time at Kiel Week after decades of experience alongside my “regular” class of pirate in a folk boat, in a conger, in a dyas, in a H-boat or in a variant. Even if the foot control and the many adjustment options are different and first have to get used to it: the basic sailing is no different in the 2.4.

It's not my thing to pull a cord every half hour on a large crewed yacht. In the 2.4, you have to pull mainsheet, jib sheet, barber hauler, mast controller, backstay and so on every second.

The 2.4mR is technically and tactically very close to the star boat and the star boat sails like an XXL pirate, so the circle closes again.

Basically I sail boats that go to the "windward barrel" and not anywhere at the speed of light. When the wind turns, I turn and don't want to hear, it takes too long, we keep driving.
Better the fastest "turtle" than the slowest greyhound!

If you want to read more about Butze, you can find a nice portrait from August 2012 in the shackle, the newsletter of the Hanover Yacht Club.

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