International Access 2.3


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]

International Access 2.3
Draft0.9 m (2 ft 11 in)
Hull weight52 kg (115 lb)
LOA2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Beam1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)
Mast length4.2 m (14 ft)
Mainsail area3.8 m2 (41 sq ft)


Performance and designEdit

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 wideEdit

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 ChampionshipsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2010, Rutland
  Angus MacGregor (AUS)
  Monique Foster (GBR)   Bruno Pereira (POR)
2012, Sydney
  Angus MacGregor (AUS)
  Duncan MacGregor (AUS)   Gerard Meli (FRA)
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". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  4. ^ "International 2.3 Wide Seater". Retrieved 26 January 2010.

External linksEdit

  • The Access 2.3 at the class homepage
  • ISAF Access 2.3 Microsite

See alsoEdit