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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 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
Staying in Contention
David Henshall presents us with the story of the Contender
Posted on 14 Oct 2016
Contender Inlands at Carsington
A fleet of smiles and aching limbs
Posted on 2 Oct 2016
Contender Europeans at Highcliffe overall
All up for grabs on the final day
Posted on 10 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans at Highcliffe day 4
Be careful what you wish for
Posted on 8 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans at Highcliffe day 3
We waited, we tried, we were beaten by the wind
Posted on 7 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans at Highcliffe day 2
Consistency pays dividends for Langdown
Posted on 6 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans at Highcliffe day 1
Bonanza day for Bonezzi
Posted on 5 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans practice race
Mussell marks his territory
Posted on 4 Sep 2016
Contender Europeans runners and riders
Surely 2016 is the year for the Brits?
Posted on 31 Aug 2016
June & July winners announced
In Report of the Month sponsored by Henri Lloyd
Posted on 31 Aug 2016
Contender European Championship preview
Mussell's missing trophy
Posted on 30 Aug 2016
Contenders at Weston
Winners, losers and discards
Posted on 25 Aug 2016
Contenders at Downs
Round 6 of the National Travellers Trophy
Posted on 4 Aug 2016
Yacht Clubs of Weymouth Dinghy Regatta
123 dinghies filling Portland Harbour
Posted on 15 Jul 2016
Contender National Championships at Castle Cove
A capsize recovery faster than Usain Bolt can run 100m
Posted on 14 Jul 2016
Kieler Woche day 4
Transition time
Posted on 21 Jun 2016