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 (115 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 keelboat, which is recognised by the International Sailing Federation as an international class. It is typically regarded as being a beginner's dinghy.
Performance and design
The Access 2.3 differs from the majority of dinghies 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 the helm's head during a tack.
Because 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.
| Angus MacGregor (AUS)
||Monique Foster (GBR)||Bruno Pereira (POR)|
- "International Access 2.3". accessclass.org. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "Access 2.3 Single". www.sailingforall.com. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "International Access 2.3 Single Seater". www.accesssailing.com. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "International 2.3 Wide Seater". www.accessdinghy.org. Retrieved 26 January 2010.