Photos from the US 2.4mr Spring Clinic, which was held at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on March 10th and 11th.
The pictures below only hint of the fun sailing a 2.4mR can bring. “I love it!”, or “What a great boat!” are some of the more popular phrases people sailing these boat for the first time will exclaim.
Pictures are worth a thousand words, but nothing compares to the experience.
These photos only hint of the fun sailing a 2.4mR can bring. “I love it!”, or “What a great boat!” are some of the more popular phrases people sailing these boat for the first time will exclaim. From finding comfort experimenting with fine trim to varying personal tactics on the race course, to kicking some butt on the water and having only yourself to pat on the back, this single handed keel boat was built for those who enjoy sailing but don’t enjoy the hassle of finding and relying on crew.
Like go-carts on the water!
The masts tip forward going downhill
The crew is perfect around the marks
Gene Hinkel hates these boats (2nd in line)
Heading towards the next shift
Close quarters on the layline
Bow down….Bow down
2005 Nationals in Noroton
4000lbs of lead in the keel
Very bendy masts make for sensitive adjustments
Starts to get wet after 12 knots
Many steer with their feet
Norlin MKIII Designer Peter Norlin (Sweden)
Easy to find crew to race with you!
Tough to see much!
Current National Champion used to sail AC boats
Sail on the high side
The 2.4mR is one of three boats in the Paralympics
John Kruger Gavia Yachts…. sells what he sails
88 boats on the starting line 2005 Worlds
Peter Wilson Class President
Whisker Pole for the Jib
The boat is a smile generator
No transferring sides of the boat when you tack
Great for Match racing!
Photos were taken by S. Sergo, T. Sergo