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Allen sponsor 2021 Contender Travellers Trophy

by Ed Presley 19 Apr 01:41 PDT
International Contender British Championship at Hayling Island © Peter Hickson

The British Contender Class Association is pleased to announce it has eight TT events planned for 2021 and, as a first for this season, the full circuit will be sponsored by Allen.

Allen Brothers of Southminster in Essex are fast becoming the primary hardware supplier of the Contender Class and their products are supplied with the hull from Hartley Boats, Allen Brothers company has grown in the past 60 years plus, to become a major exporter, selling high-performance sailing hardware to the UK and the rest of the world. All newly minted Hartley boats come with Allen hardware as standard and over 30 boats have been built since Hartley's started building in 2018.

This relationship between Contender, Allen and Hartley Boats has lead to new developments such as the self-aligning mainsheet jammer for the new Hartley's Contender.

Standard mainsheet jammer systems usually have the block centrally located above the swivel meaning there is no turning force to swivel the block and jammer to the correct angle. By moving the block outward from the swivel and angling it away from the cleat, the A5266 mainsheet system creates turning force on the block and jammer meaning the cleat will always be forced to point away from the boom and towards the helm. This prevents the sheet from wrapping round the block and gives extra control for fast, smooth tacks and gybes."

Thanks to our generous sponsors there will be plenty of great prizes up for grabs in the eight Allen trophy rounds this year...

  • April 17th & 18th - Datchet Water SC, Tune up day and one day open on Sunday
  • May 29th & 30th - Castle Cove SC, Western Area Championships
  • June 12th & 13th - Weston SC
  • July 24th & 25th - Hythe and Saltwood SC
  • August 14th & 15th - Yorkshire Dales SC, Northern Area Championships
  • September 18th & 19th Broadstairs SC, Eastern Area Championships
  • October 2nd & 3rd - Felpham SC
  • October 16th & 17th - Rutland SC, Inland Championships
The 2021 National Championships will be held on September 3-6th at the Mount batten centre, Plymouth, A Venue last visited in 2003 for the World Championships. For more details go to www.sailcontender.org.uk

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