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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 Winter news from the Lennon team
Racewear, Sails and Thinnair update
Posted on 8 Dec
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Final event of the UK Travellers Series
Posted on 6 Nov
Contenders last stand
Inlands at Rutland on 28-29 October
Posted on 19 Oct
Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
A hardcore bunch of sailors gather
Posted on 11 Oct
Contender Worlds coming to Australia
At McCrae Yacht Club in January
Posted on 7 Oct
Contenders at Eastbourne
National Travellers' Series round 8
Posted on 26 Sep
Contender British Championship days 1 & 2
35 finely tuned athletes in Abersoch
Posted on 3 Sep
Contenders at Downs
Free bacon cobs and cups of tea on arrival
Posted on 20 Aug
Contender British Championship Runners and Riders
Fleet set for picturesque South Caernarvonshire YC
Posted on 17 Aug
Contenders at WOSH 2017
Seven races and 5 race winners at Weston
Posted on 17 Aug
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark overall
Jason Beebe crowned champion - it's been emotional
Posted on 22 Jul
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 4
Beebe dominant in the tricky conditions
Posted on 21 Jul
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 3
Plenty of racing and then a 'Jagerbomb Train'...
Posted on 20 Jul
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
Racing postponed and PRO pulled over by the local police...
Posted on 19 Jul
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 1
Reigning European & World Champions split race wins
Posted on 18 Jul
Contenders at Poole
25 helms get some practice ahead of the Worlds
Posted on 28 Jun
Kieler Woche day 4
Seven nations celebrating victories
Posted on 20 Jun
Kieler Woche day 3
Weather expert on top form
Posted on 19 Jun
Kieler Woche day 2
Balancing act through the weather systems
Posted on 18 Jun
Kieler Woche day 1
Dream start for the international classes
Posted on 17 Jun
Contenders at Hayling Island
Slick race management, high class facilities and a long bar
Posted on 13 Jun
Contenders at Broadstairs
A recent haven for Contender sailing
Posted on 25 Apr
Paignton POSH to be held on 6-7 May
Sixth running of Paignton's flagship event for singlehanders
Posted on 14 Apr
Contenders at Oxford
Shaking off the Winter rust
Posted on 5 Apr
Contender at Burton
Travellers from far and wide
Posted on 20 Mar
We speak to Mark Lee of Craftinsure
The story of 'boat insurance at the touch of a button'
Posted on 16 Mar
Contenders Ready!
2017 season starts with the Dinghy Show
Posted on 27 Feb
August & September winners announced
In Henri Lloyd Report of the Month
Posted on 31 Oct 2016
Contenders at Rutland
A lot to pack in at the final event of the season
Posted on 29 Oct 2016
Contender Travellers Trophy: the story so far
All set for the finale at Rutland
Posted on 14 Oct 2016
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Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Defending champion Mark Bulka finished second in the 2017 Contender Worlds
© VRsport.tv
Jason Beebe on the way to winning the 2017 Contender Worlds
© VRsport.tv
Tight racing at the 2017 Contender Worlds
© VRsport.tv
The fleet start during the Eastbourne Contender Open
© Ben Daigneault
Adrian Smith during the Eastbourne Contender Open
© Ben Daigneault
Carl Tagoe during the Eastbourne Contender Open
© Ben Daigneault
Contender Nationals at Abersoch
© Peter Hickson
Contender Nationals at Abersoch
© Peter Hickson
adidas Poole Week 2017 day 6
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Contenders at the Weston WOSH Regatta 2017
© Alan Davis
Jason Beebe wins the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
© VR Sport Media
Leeward mark on day 5 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Downwind on day 5 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Von der Bank jubilant on day 5 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Final race start on day 5 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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The Race Committee on day 5 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Australians upwind on day 4 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
© VR Sport Media
Close fleet action on day 4 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Happy Contender sailor on day 4 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Beebe rounds the leeward mark on day 4 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Is that a smile Beebe? on day 4 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Eyeing up the oppostion on day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Jagerbomb Train on day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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