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Vaikobi 2021 Boots - LEADERBOARD
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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PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 Graeme Willcox(80kg)
Seldén Seldén North Sails Bonezzi Bonezzi Bob Hoare
2 Stuart Jones(83kg)
CST Composites CST Composites Wavelength Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates
3 Simon Mussell(100kg)
Aardvark Bonezzi Wavelength Bonezzi Bonezzi Bonezzi
4 Gary Langdown(83kg)
Avant Garde Super Spars Wavelength Bonezzi Bonezzi Bonezzi
5 Ed Presley(90kg)
CST Composites Super Spars Wavelength Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates
6 Nick Noble(90kg)
Paragon Super Spars Wavelength Bonezzi Bonezzi Bonezzi
8 Chris Boshier
CST Composites CST Composites Wavelength Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates
9 Rob Smith(80kg)
Avant Garde Wavelength Wavelength Bloodaxe Bonezzi Bonezzi
Show news Contenders at Broadstairs
Broken mast and broken ear for one competitor
Posted on 26 Sep
Contender traveller series at Thorpe Bay
An early arrival for a disarmingly early start
Posted on 21 Sep
Brits at Contender European Championships
Lake Attersee was a place of marvellous hospitality, but not enough wind
Posted on 12 Sep
Finn de siècle
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class
Posted on 8 Sep
Allen Contender Open at Weston
24 helms compete in the Solent on the very hot weekend
Posted on 19 Jul
Allen Contender Open at Highcliffe
Big breeze for the 6th leg of the Travellers Series
Posted on 27 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 4
First Kiel Week winners from five nations
Posted on 21 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 3
A lot of patience from all the sailors
Posted on 20 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 2
Magic Kiwis lead the 29er Euro Cup
Posted on 19 Jun
128th Kiel Week Day 1
42 brilliant races to start with
Posted on 18 Jun
2022 Contender Nationals at Brightlingsea
Wind, tide, organisation, scenery and hand-crafted thrill machines
Posted on 8 Jun
North Sails 2022 Contender Nationals Form Guide
The fleet is heading to the stellar venue of Brightlingsea
Posted on 20 May
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
30 boats for the fourth leg of the Allen Travellers Series
Posted on 11 May
Allen Contender Open at Hayling Island
Saturday proves the fruiter of two fruity days
Posted on 28 Apr
Allen Contender Open at Oxford
Round 2 of the Travellers Series
Posted on 25 Apr
Allen Contender Open at Datchet Water
With an initial tune up and training day to remove cobwebs
Posted on 25 Mar
52nd Australian Contender Championship overall
Crazy winds put paid to racing on the final day in Gosford
Posted on 21 Jan
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 4
Great sailing on Legends Day in Gosford
Posted on 20 Jan
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 3
Both races on time with mostly clean starts
Posted on 19 Jan
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 2
Contender camaraderie in perfect Gosford conditions
Posted on 18 Jan
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 1
A pleasing 24 entries and wind better than expected at Gosford
Posted on 17 Jan
52nd Australian Contender Championship preview
A variety of conditions expected at Gosford Sailing Club
Posted on 16 Jan
Contender Inlands at Rutland
25 helms make the pilgrimage to the big lake
Posted on 21 Oct 2021
Contenders at Broadstairs
Bacon rolls on arrival for the 15 helms
Posted on 23 Sep 2021
North Sails Contender UK Nationals at Plymouth
40 sailors take part on Plymouth's famous Sound
Posted on 13 Sep 2021
Kieler Woche part II update
Windsurfing is back after 9 years, and the leaders are Kördel and Steinlein
Posted on 10 Sep 2021
Part I of Kieler Woche 2021 finishes with no wind
Four overall wins each for Germany and Scandinavia
Posted on 8 Sep 2021
North Sails Contender UK Nationals form guide
Finally getting to run the 50th championships, in Plymouth next month
Posted on 27 Aug 2021
Allen Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
16 boats contest the coveted Clapham Trophy with a perfect 20 knots
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
Allen Contender Open at Hythe and Saltwood
12 visitors joined the 4 local boats despite a dodgy forecast
Posted on 6 Aug 2021
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Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
The prototype Contender on the beach at La Baule
© David Thomas family
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2022 day 3
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2022 day 3
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2022 day 1
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Stone Week 2022
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Contenders at Weston
© Nick Curry
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres
Allen Contender Travellers at Highcliffe
© Sarah Desjonqueres