Entry for the 2013 International 2.4mR class Open World Championships - being hosted by Poole Yacht Club on the UK’s South Coast from 6 to 14 September 2013 - opens Friday 1 February via the event website at www.24mworlds2013.co.uk
Last year’s Worlds in Italy attracted its biggest ever fleet of 90 boats but organisers hope to attract another record-breaking field to Poole with up to 120 entry places available.
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Sweden’s Peter Andersson won the 2012 International 2.4mR Open Worlds title in Italy last September, with Britain's Megan Pascoe in third place after starting the event with an OCS. This year Pascoe will be joined by Britain’s Helena Lucas, the only female in the London 2012 2.4mR fleet, who made history when she won Paralympic gold in Portland Harbour earlier that month.
The International 2.4mR World Championships are one of the most unique sailing events on the international racing calendar, with Paralympic and both able-bodied and disabled Worlds medallists, male and female, competing in the same boats on a level playing field. Typically between 25-30 percent of an International 2.4mR Worlds fleet is classified with a wide range in type and severity of disability.
2012 International 2.4mR Open Worlds
29 January 2013 11:40 GMT