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Cyclops Marine 2023 November - LEADERBOARD
Challenger

Challenger

A trimaran designed to cope with most people's disabilities. Safe and seaworthy, it won't capsize.

© Richard Johnson © Richard Johnson
Show news Purple patch at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
Clear the 'in' colour for sailors in 2024
Posted on 26 Feb
Challengers in the Selden Sailjuice Winter Series
Seven took part in at least one event of the 2023-2024 series
Posted on 26 Feb
You try doing it one-handed!
Lynn Steward has carried on dinghy racing, despite physical challenges
Posted on 18 Feb
Adapting your boat and your racing techniques
Interview with Alex Hovden about his Challenger sailing
Posted on 27 Jan
How sailors with a disability get into a dinghy
Looking at slings and hoists with Frensham Pond Sailability
Posted on 20 Oct 2023
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
There was a certain amount of shenanigans
Posted on 2 Oct 2023
UK Challenger Championships at Rutland
Chi Chian Wu takes the trophy with five bullets
Posted on 20 Sep 2023
Challenger Travellers at Loch Earn
Nine sailors entered, three of them making the journey up from England
Posted on 31 Aug 2023
WISH SC Challenger Open
Squalls and downpours on Scotsman's Flash
Posted on 15 Aug 2023
Scottish Challenger Championship at Loch Venachar
The fifth event in Sailability Scotland's Challenger Traveller Series
Posted on 9 Aug 2023
Welsh Open Challenger Championship
All in all an excellent (if rather damp) weekend's sailing
Posted on 25 Jul 2023
Scaling Dam Challenger Open Regatta
Nineteen years since the Challenger fleet last gathered at the venue
Posted on 26 Jun 2023
Grafham Water Sailability Challenger Regatta
Eight visiting sailors, five of whom were kindly loaned boats by Grafham Water Sailability
Posted on 12 Jun 2023
Challenger Traveller Series at Castle Semple
Fleet surprised to discover a reasonable breeze on Lochwinnoch
Posted on 7 Jun 2023
English Challenger Championships at Oxford
One of those events where hard work pays off and everything falls into place
Posted on 26 May 2023
Scottish Challenger Traveller Series at Monklands
The club's first sailing event in several years after damn repairs at the reservoir
Posted on 19 May 2023
Challengers at Annandale
Fleet enjoys a new location with a different challenge
Posted on 2 May 2023
Challenger Coaching Weekend at Rutland
17 sailors benefit from time on the water, video analysis and discussion
Posted on 18 Apr 2023
Seating options for sailors with a disability
What do accessible dingies and small keelboats look like on the inside?
Posted on 7 Apr 2023
Continuing to #BackTheBid
A bitter blow when it was announced Para Sailing would not be included in the LA28 Paralympics
Posted on 7 Feb 2023
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
Wind was typical, that is to say, highly variable in both strength and direction
Posted on 5 Oct 2022
UK Challenger Championships 2022 at Rutland
A tightly fought championship with six different race winners
Posted on 27 Sep 2022
Challengers at the RYA Multiclass Regatta
One unique competitor had both electric mainsheet winch and electric steering
Posted on 10 Aug 2022
Welsh Open Challenger Championship
Tight racing for the four boats at Llyn Brenig Sailing Club
Posted on 20 Jul 2022
Scottish Challengers at Castle Semple
Race Officer duties now extend to hosting sailors at home?!
Posted on 13 Jul 2022
2022 RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta returns
Taking place at Rutland Sailing Club on the weekend of 6-7 August
Posted on 15 Jun 2022
Challenger English Nationals at Grafham
Breaking a tiller is poor etiquette when one has been loaned a boat!
Posted on 14 Jun 2022
Challenger Travellers at Solway
Trimaran racing enjoyed by 92 year old helmsman
Posted on 1 Jun 2022
Burghfield Challenger Open
Almost exactly three years since the last visit to the club
Posted on 8 May 2022
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
A very soggy, light wind Saturday and a very blustery Sunday
Posted on 6 Oct 2021
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Exmoor Beastie 2024
© John Culshaw
Val Millward wins the Masters fleet - Prizegiving for the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series 2023/24
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Purple patch at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024 - a Challenger trimaran
© Magnus Smith
Alex Hovden during the 2024 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Val Millward during the 2024 Oxford Blue
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Duncan Greenhalgh during the 2024 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Jack Alderdice during the 2024 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Graham Hall during the 2023 Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Kirsten Pollock during the 2024 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
David Driffill during the 2024 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Lynn Steward, an inspirational Challenger sailor
© Ewan Kirkbride
Lynn Steward, an inspirational Challenger sailor
© Ewan Kirkbride
Kirsten Pollock in the Tiger Trophy 2024, as part of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Alex Hovden in his Challenger
© Andy Foulsham
Alex Hovden in his Challenger
© Ewan Kirkbride
Alex Hovden's control lines are all led down the port side, using the underside to mount cleats as well
© Marion Edwards
Alex Hovden's control lines are all led down the port side, as is the mainsheet jammer
© Marion Edwards
Most Challengers have control lines led down both sides, cleated only on the top
© Marion Edwards
Draycote Dash 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
© Marion Edwards
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
© Marion Edwards
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
© Marion Edwards
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
© Marion Edwards
Chi Chian Wu being presented with the Curtis Cup as overall winner of the UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Marion Edwards
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Jon Williams
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Andy Foulsham
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Jon Williams
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Andy Foulsham
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Andy Foulsham
UK Open Challenger Championships 2023 at Rutland
© Jon Williams
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