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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 2023 Contender Worlds at Perth overall
A challenging conclusion to the event on the Swan River
Posted on 23 Jan
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 4
Another light air day makes for major shifts in the results
Posted on 21 Jan
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 3
Fickle winds bring different sailors to the fore
Posted on 20 Jan
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 2
More spills and thrills for the competitors
Posted on 18 Jan
2023 Contender Worlds at Perth day 1
Plenty of swims and damage in the Swan River
Posted on 16 Jan
Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds
Building up to the long-awaited World Championship at the Royal Freshwater Bay YC
Posted on 14 Jan
Allen Contender Inlands at Rutland
The final event of the year is one of routine
Posted on 27 Oct 2022
Contenders at Broadstairs
Broken mast and broken ear for one competitor
Posted on 26 Sep 2022
Contender traveller series at Thorpe Bay
An early arrival for a disarmingly early start
Posted on 21 Sep 2022
Brits at Contender European Championships
Lake Attersee was a place of marvellous hospitality, but not enough wind
Posted on 12 Sep 2022
Finn de siècle
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class
Posted on 8 Sep 2022
Allen Contender Open at Weston
24 helms compete in the Solent on the very hot weekend
Posted on 19 Jul 2022
Allen Contender Open at Highcliffe
Big breeze for the 6th leg of the Travellers Series
Posted on 27 Jun 2022
128th Kiel Week Day 4
First Kiel Week winners from five nations
Posted on 21 Jun 2022
128th Kiel Week Day 3
A lot of patience from all the sailors
Posted on 20 Jun 2022
128th Kiel Week Day 2
Magic Kiwis lead the 29er Euro Cup
Posted on 19 Jun 2022
128th Kiel Week Day 1
42 brilliant races to start with
Posted on 18 Jun 2022
2022 Contender Nationals at Brightlingsea
Wind, tide, organisation, scenery and hand-crafted thrill machines
Posted on 8 Jun 2022
North Sails 2022 Contender Nationals Form Guide
The fleet is heading to the stellar venue of Brightlingsea
Posted on 20 May 2022
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
30 boats for the fourth leg of the Allen Travellers Series
Posted on 11 May 2022
Allen Contender Open at Hayling Island
Saturday proves the fruiter of two fruity days
Posted on 28 Apr 2022
Allen Contender Open at Oxford
Round 2 of the Travellers Series
Posted on 25 Apr 2022
Allen Contender Open at Datchet Water
With an initial tune up and training day to remove cobwebs
Posted on 25 Mar 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship overall
Crazy winds put paid to racing on the final day in Gosford
Posted on 21 Jan 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 4
Great sailing on Legends Day in Gosford
Posted on 20 Jan 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 3
Both races on time with mostly clean starts
Posted on 19 Jan 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 2
Contender camaraderie in perfect Gosford conditions
Posted on 18 Jan 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship day 1
A pleasing 24 entries and wind better than expected at Gosford
Posted on 17 Jan 2022
52nd Australian Contender Championship preview
A variety of conditions expected at Gosford Sailing Club
Posted on 16 Jan 2022
Contender Inlands at Rutland
25 helms make the pilgrimage to the big lake
Posted on 21 Oct 2021
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2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth
© Lindsay Preece, Ironbark photos
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Contender Worlds in Perth day 2
© Lindsay Preece
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
2023 Australian Contender Championship and Pre-Worlds at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
© Lindsey Preece / Ironbark Photos
Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Allen Contender Inlands at Rutland
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Allen Contender Inlands at Rutland
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Allen Contender Inlands at Rutland
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier
Allen Contender Travellers Series at Broadstairs
© Chris Boshier