International Access 2.3

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International Access 2.3
Crew Single
Draft 0.9 m (2 ft 11 in)
Hull weight 52 kg (115 lb)
LOA 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Beam 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)
Mast Length 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.[1] It is typically regarded as being a beginner's dinghy.[2]


Performance and design[edit]

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.[2]

The boat is generally regarded as being a good beginner's boat for someone new to sailing, due to its stability and the ease with which it can be sailed.[2][3]

Because 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[edit]

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]


World Championships[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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2010, Rutland
 Angus MacGregor (AUS)
 Monique Foster (GBR)  Bruno Pereira (POR)
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2012, Sydney
 Angus MacGregor (AUS)
 Duncan MacGregor (AUS)  Gerard Meli (FRA)
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2016, Medemblik
 Al Mustakim Matrin (MAS)
 Fernando Pinto (POR)  Luisa Graca (POR)


  1. ^ "International Access 2.3". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Access 2.3 Single". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "International Access 2.3 Single Seater". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "International 2.3 Wide Seater". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

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