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Corsair 24 - Foldable, transportable… and very fast!

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Despite its old design, the Corsair 24 remains up to date: exciting on the water and easy to use, it can be forgotten on its trailer and meets the trailing limits. In short, the pleasure boat par excellence!

The Corsair 24 Mk2's three bows crunched on the sand. I hauled myself onto the port trampoline and off we went. "When you have 15 knots of wind, you sail at 12! My record is 17 knots, with full main and gennaker. There was 21 knots of wind. The boat is so easy, we reach these speeds without noticing." Alain Lemardeley, owner of Entre deux mers for two years, made my mouth water even before we hoisted the sails. A formality aboard a little trimaran measuring barely more than 7 metres: the fully-battened mainsail was hoisted by hand, the jib unrolled and the speedo cheerfully exceeded 10 knots. As simple as that. And all this whilst remaining level and almost dry! Flashback: designed by an incredibly avant-garde architect/sailor, the Corsairs remain today a reference in small, fast trimarans. The Australian, Ian Farrier, developed the folding arm system on his multihulls in...1975, with the Trailertri and the Tramp. Well before the problems with marina berths! The prototype of the first Corsair, the F-27, was launched in 1985. The smallest, the F-24, was unveiled in 1991. Three years later, a Mk2 version appeared, whose rotating mast advantageously replaced the classic rig of its ...

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