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Contender

Contender

The International Contender was designed by Bob Miller in 1967 as a potential Olympic successor to the Finn dinghy. It is a single-handed trapeze dinghy that in many ways was ahead of it's time. Strict development of the class over the years has enabled the boat to be raced even in rough open sea conditions.

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Show news Contenders Travellers at Burton
decided on a violent Nor 'wester for both days
Posted on 26 Mar
Contesting the Contenders
The Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club recently held the 2024 Contender Australian Championship
Posted on 28 Jan
Kiel Week in the Olympic year
A dress rehearsal and yardstick for the next generation
Posted on 23 Jan
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Great to see a number of new faces
Posted on 17 Oct 2023
Contender Nationals (take two) at Castle Cove
The sailing part held over the weekend after the social part was held at Exe
Posted on 27 Sep 2023
Contender training at Oxford
With video debriefs after each practice session
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
Lee-on-the-Solent Contender Open
Leaving home on a beautiful, sunny 20-degree morning, sun lotion applied
Posted on 17 Aug 2023
Weston Contender Open
Sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, we had none of that..
Posted on 28 Jul 2023
Contenders Worlds at Kerteminde, Denmark
An absolutely epic event for the 120 competing helms
Posted on 21 Jul 2023
Contender class training day at Oxford
For all new and intermediate Contender sailors on Saturday 26th August
Posted on 17 Jul 2023
Sparkling finale a fitting end to Kiel Week 2023
Strong summer sunshine more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Baltic
Posted on 25 Jun 2023
Challenging light winds make consistency difficult
Competitors on the penultimate day of Kiel Week 2023 had to master difficult winds
Posted on 24 Jun 2023
Competitive racing after light winds at Kiel Week
The day proved to be split nicely for 168 29er Eurocup racers
Posted on 23 Jun 2023
Shoreham Contender Open
Winning by chapters of the Frank Bethwaite book
Posted on 20 Jun 2023
Contenders at Hythe and Saltwood
There were plenty of trials and tribulations...
Posted on 17 Jun 2023
Contender Allen Travellers Series at Poole
Plenty of tea bagging and crash tacks to be seen across the fleet of 19 boats
Posted on 24 May 2023
Allen Contender Northern Championship
Outstanding hospitality and slick race management at Yorkshire Dales
Posted on 4 May 2023
Allen Contender open at Oxford
The top four placings are exactly the same as the last visit to Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 13 Apr 2023
Allen Contender UK Travellers at Burton
Training and racing at the season opener
Posted on 23 Mar 2023
The season begins - Contenders in 2023
New venues, new faces and superb world championships to look forward to
Posted on 3 Mar 2023
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg
A clear plan needed for the final day
Posted on 20 Feb 2023
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg day 1
A spectacular start for the opening races
Posted on 18 Feb 2023
Multi-class open at Oxford preview
April event for Contender, D-One and K6 has new sponsor
Posted on 3 Feb 2023
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth overall
A challenging conclusion to the event on the Swan River
Posted on 23 Jan 2023
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 4
Another light air day makes for major shifts in the results
Posted on 21 Jan 2023
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 3
Fickle winds bring different sailors to the fore
Posted on 20 Jan 2023
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 2
More spills and thrills for the competitors
Posted on 18 Jan 2023
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 1
Plenty of swims and damage in the Swan River
Posted on 16 Jan 2023
Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds
Building up to the long-awaited World Championship at the Royal Freshwater Bay YC
Posted on 14 Jan 2023
Allen Contender Inlands at Rutland
The final event of the year is one of routine
Posted on 27 Oct 2022
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Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
Contenders Travellers at Burton
© Carl Avery and Daffy
The 2024 Burton Blizzard
© Bill Hooton
Richard Batten goes around a mark of the course
© Ron Parker
Wet for Lachlan Imeneo
© Bentley Conn
One Result for Michael MacDonald - and it is not a career in the music business.
© Bentley Conn
Always fun when you get to use the Back Corner - Albert Mahoney
© Mark Young
Hard At Work for Thomas Young who placed seventh overall
© Mark Young
Stepping Off - as demonstrated by Thomas Young - who is - just 24 years of age
© Bentley Conn
Who's the U-Boat Commander? Matt Mulder
© Mark Young
Start
© Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Lying Down On The Job - Michael MacDonald
© Mark Young
Giddy Up - Joey Randall
© Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Contesing The Contenders
© Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Racing Action with Joey Randall
© Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Three wide at the mark - James Ellis (2323), Paul Wilson (2665), and Lachlan Imeneo (2571)
© Ron Parker
Racing This Time
© Mark Young
Hit The Deck - James Ellis
© Mark Young
Isn't the Contender a solo craft? So what's with the Mini Me half way up the stick?
© Mark Young
Grafham Grand Prix - Stuart Jones in his Contender
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Stuart Jones finishes 5th in the Datchet Flyer 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Ed Presley finishes 3rd in the Datchet Flyer 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Ed Presley in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Contender Inland Championship at Rutland
© Don Munro
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