I first posted on the Class 2M back on 17 March. I can't leave it there because Philippe Joneau, representing Naval Force 3, has sent me this absolutely arresting and stunning photo, above. (Please don't forget to click on it to expand!) My original post follows....
Forum Marine says that its Class 2M
is a sleek contemporary keel boat ... A true upwind keel boat, Class 2M is a sailboat associating performance and design ... will satisfy both those looking for leisurely cruising and those wishing to race. Its spacious and clear cockpit as well as its good seaworthiness make this day-boat an ideal choice for trips out alone or with the family.Timeless? I wish it were so. Trophy Wife is not worried. She's right when she tells me my lake and bay sailing is over. But oh, Baby!
Its contemporary hull with sharp forward waterlines, allied to a generous and powerful sail plan will satisfy the most demanding racing sailors seeking performance.
Class 2M possesses a lifting keel, a real innovation on a keel boat of this type, which allows easy transport and launching, facilitating interclub regattas. Mast stepping is also simple thanks to a simple system.
The design of Class 2M is characterized by sober and tense lines where the notion of shape is strictly connected to its function. Minimalism also defines this project where the pure lines give a timeless aspect.