... belongs to the family of meter rule yachts such as 5.5mR, 6mR, 8mR or 12mR. These boats are named after their measurement value, which results from the length, width and displacement values of the hull as well as the sail dimensions. We get 2.4mR as the final value.
The class was created in connection with the regattas for the America's Cup in the 12mR class off Newport (Rhode Island), USA, in 1980. At that time, "small" 12s were designed for sponsorship and training purposes, which is why our class is often incorrectly) as Mini Twelve - because these were quite undemanding compared to the 2.4.
Although it is a construction class, the Norlin MK III designed by Peter Norlin has the greatest distribution worldwide. The Norlin MK III was defined in 2013 as a one-design class within the 2.4mR class.
The class enjoys a rapidly growing, worldwide distribution - focus is on Europe, the USA and Australia, but there are also considerable fleets in Asia and South America. At world championships, fields of over 100 participants are common. The 2.4 has the World Sailing International Class Status.
We are a unique class! Quite good for beginners to sail, but if you want to go fast, it will be challenging. Then you need good trimming skills, tactical skills and regatta experience.
What you don't need is physical fitness (but mental fitness!). We do not ride out and so many top sailors “with backs” or other handicaps can be found with us. Women and men, old and young, weighty and slim, sailors with and without handicaps, compete against each other in regattas - free of charge and with equal opportunities. It is controlled by foot pedal or hand control. And with its 181 kg lead keel and its floating bodies in the bow and stern, the keelboat is of course safe from overturning, but also unsinkable.
The German fleet already has over 100 sailors who are very active in national and international regattas. And we are getting more and more.
You can also participate at any time! Just write to Class secretarywho will be happy to name local contacts.
See also Wikipedia .
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