Friday, 7 September 2012

Congratulations from Trafalgar Wharf to Helena Lucas

All the team at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to give a huge congratulations to Helena Lucas for winning Britains first Paralympic Gold medal in sailing.

Amid the stillness of a perfectly calm Dorset afternoon, Helena Lucas claimed gold in the 2.4mR class to break a 12-year duck after the final race was cancelled due to a lack of wind.
The International 2.4mR is a one-person keelboat. Around 90% of boats are the commercially produced Norlin Mark III designed by yacht designer Peter Norlin of Sweden. The boat is primarily used for racing and the class holds highly competitive national events in many countries. World and European championships are attracting around 100 boats every year. The 2.4mR is ideal for handicap integrated sailing since the sailor does not move in the boat, and everything is adjustable from right in front of the sailor. Both hand-steering and foot-steering are possible.