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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 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
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
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Jason Beebe wins the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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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
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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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Leeward mark rounding on day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Jason Beebe leading the fleet on day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Upwind on day 3 of the Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark
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Mark Bulka Tech Talk on Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
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Barbeque on Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
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Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
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Beers on the jetty on Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
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The PRO before being interviewed by the police on Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
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Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 1
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Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 1
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Contender Worlds 2017 at Sønderborg, Denmark day 1
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Contenders at Poole
© Mike Millard
Contenders at Poole
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Contenders at Poole
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Contenders at Poole
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Contenders at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson / www.phipete.smugmug.com
Contenders at Hayling Island
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