RBYC has developed a very nice little fleet of the mini keel boat, the 2.4mR, over recent years. There is a lot of energy in the class and when the National Championships were held in Tasmania in early February, eight skippers arranged to take their boats to Hobart for the event.
If you say it quickly it sounds quite simple, but it turns out to be a significant logistical exercise getting boats and sailors to Hobart. You have to get across Bass Straight and while there is a record of a guy doing that in his 2.4mR a few years ago, the usual method is the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’.
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