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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 Allen Contender Open at Weston
Wall-to-wall sunshine and a strong home fleet
Posted on 17 Jun
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
The right factors come together for second round of travellers trophy
Posted on 1 Jun
Allen Contender Travellers Round 1 at Datchet
A small but perfectly formed fleet enjoy 3 races
Posted on 17 May
Allen sponsor 2021 Contender Travellers Trophy
Fast becoming the primary hardware supplier of the class
Posted on 19 Apr
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago
Posted on 7 Jan
Contender Inlands at Oxford
The Oxford Team went to great lengths to enable the event
Posted on 29 Oct 2020
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
Contender Invitational at Weston
Race 3 was not the way to treat a legend on his final hurrah
Posted on 11 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 dinghy report
New record set by Wolfgang Hunger winning 23rd title
Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 3 dinghy report
Polish youngsters dominate in the 420
Posted on 8 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 2
Many things are different but you can rely on the wind
Posted on 7 Sep 2020
Kiel Week 2020: Thrilling duels, large fields
Wolfgang Hunger aiming for his 23rd Kieler Woche win
Posted on 15 Aug 2020
Yes I, am the Great Contender
David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field
Posted on 28 May 2020
Where there's a will there's a way
The past fortnight has proved that sailors are a resourceful bunch
Posted on 5 Apr 2020
A first-time varnishing experience
Contender gets a deck makeover, and the garage is inadvertantly decorated too
Posted on 2 Apr 2020
Contenders at Datchet Water
The early signs of spring in the air
Posted on 16 Mar 2020
Contender Australian Nationals at RQYS
A small but quality fleet came together for the 10 race championship
Posted on 13 Jan 2020
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Largest fleet at the Symmetric Open Regatta
Posted on 23 Oct 2019
Contender open meeting at Netley
With half the fleet camping in the field there was a recipe for disaster
Posted on 11 Oct 2019
One Design or Two?
David Henshall looks at control (and abuse) of hull shapes over the years
Posted on 9 Oct 2019
Contender Nationals at Broadstairs overall
Stuart Jones wraps up an impressive series
Posted on 15 Sep 2019
Contender Nationals at Broadstairs day 3
The wind pipes up again!
Posted on 9 Sep 2019
Contender Nationals at Broadstairs day 2
A full-on attritional battle in big wind
Posted on 8 Sep 2019
Contender Nationals at Broadstairs day 1
43 weapons of sailing perfection lined up and ready
Posted on 7 Sep 2019
Contender Nationals Runners & Riders
In one of three years that might be the 50th year of the class
Posted on 26 Aug 2019
Contenders at Weston
Fleet stretch their legs in the breeze after a light wind World Championship
Posted on 19 Aug 2019
Bojangles at the Menai Strait Regattas
Looking for logic
Posted on 19 Aug 2019
Contender Worlds at Quiberon, France
135 Contender sailors from across many seas take part
Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Contenders at Filey
Older boats still showing tremendous speed
Posted on 5 Jul 2019
Kiel Week day 4
Hunger quenches his thirst for a 22nd title
Posted on 25 Jun 2019
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Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Weston
© David Henshall
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
© Richard Le Mare
The first UK open meeting for the new Contender class, held at Lymington in 1969
© Gale
During the first year of the Contender, Jack Knights sold a 'Marine Pak' kit in the UK
© Gale
Oxford Contender Open results
© Sailwave
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Graeme Wilcox wins the Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Oxford Contender Open
© Tess McKenney
Keith Paul retires from competitive sailing (on the left, his wife and daughter, and on the right, Dougal Henshall and Chris Boshier from the BCA)
© Lin Henshall
Keith Paul sailing his Contender on Lake Garda
© Liz Potter
Defending champion Sören Dulong Andreasen (Denmark) could not be stopped in the Contender
© www.segel-bilder.de
Sören Dulon Andreasen (Denmark) leads the Contender
© Sascha Klahn / Kieler Woche
Dave Adams (59) caught on port tack by Pierce Seward (2073) during the Dyson Dash
© Adrian Trice
A pilot boat gives the already substantial swell a further stir during the Dyson Dash
© Adrian Trice
Narrow rectangular transom outlets for the cockpit drains are a near certain indicator of an early Mark 1 Rondar, as is the non-slip finish applied to the decks
© David Henshall
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