International Access 2.3

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Current Specifications
Crew Single
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.[1] It is typically regarded as being a beginners dinghy.[2]

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.[2]

The boat is noted as being a good place to start for someone new to sailing, with stress laid upon the fact that it is a safe boat which is easy to sail.[2][3]

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.[3]

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.[4]


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