International Access 2.3
|LOA||2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Beam||1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)|
|Draft||0.9 m (2 ft 11 in)|
|Hull weight||52 kg (110 lb)|
|Mast height||4.2 m (14 ft)|
|Mainsail area||3.8 m2 (41 sq ft)|
The Access 2.3 is a single-crew cat rigged sailing dinghy, which is recognised by the International Sailing Federation as an international class. It is typically regarded as being a beginners dinghy.
Performance and design
The Access 2.3 is a peculiar dinghy, in that is controlled by a joystick, rather than a tiller, and the single crew is seated facing forwards. The crew does not switch sides during a tack and the boom is rigged high so as to avoid their head during the tack.
Due to the fact that the boat can be equipped with servo assist electric controls it is possible for those with physical disabilities to sail it by themselves.
Access 2.3 wide
There is also a wide version of the Access 2.3 which can accommodate for two average sized adults, although it is still capable of being sailed by a single crew.
- "International Access 2.3". accessclass.org. http://accessclass.org/default.asp?Page=18381&MenuID=Classes/13153/0/. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "Access 2.3 Single". www.sailingforall.com. http://www.sailingforall.com/spage-boats-access_23_single.html. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "International Access 2.3 Single Seater". www.accesssailing.com. http://www.accesssailing.com/default.asp?Page=19873&MenuID=Boats/13166/0. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "International 2.3 Wide Seater". www.accessdinghy.org. http://www.accessdinghy.org/equipment/boats/23wide.htm. Retrieved 26 January 2010.