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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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2 Stuart Jones(82kg)
CST Composites CST Composites Wavelength Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates Hartley Laminates
4 Tom Hooton(90kg)
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5 Adrian Smith(73kg)
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Show news Contender Inlands at Rutland
Great to see a number of new faces
Posted on 17 Oct
Contender Nationals (take two) at Castle Cove
The sailing part held over the weekend after the social part was held at Exe
Posted on 27 Sep
Contender training at Oxford
With video debriefs after each practice session
Posted on 13 Sep
Lee-on-the-Solent Contender Open
Leaving home on a beautiful, sunny 20-degree morning, sun lotion applied
Posted on 17 Aug
Weston Contender Open
Sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, we had none of that..
Posted on 28 Jul
Contenders Worlds at Kerteminde, Denmark
An absolutely epic event for the 120 competing helms
Posted on 21 Jul
Contender class training day at Oxford
For all new and intermediate Contender sailors on Saturday 26th August
Posted on 17 Jul
Sparkling finale a fitting end to Kiel Week 2023
Strong summer sunshine more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Baltic
Posted on 25 Jun
Challenging light winds make consistency difficult
Competitors on the penultimate day of Kiel Week 2023 had to master difficult winds
Posted on 24 Jun
Competitive racing after light winds at Kiel Week
The day proved to be split nicely for 168 29er Eurocup racers
Posted on 23 Jun
Shoreham Contender Open
Winning by chapters of the Frank Bethwaite book
Posted on 20 Jun
Contenders at Hythe and Saltwood
There were plenty of trials and tribulations...
Posted on 17 Jun
Contender Allen Travellers Series at Poole
Plenty of tea bagging and crash tacks to be seen across the fleet of 19 boats
Posted on 24 May
Allen Contender Northern Championship
Outstanding hospitality and slick race management at Yorkshire Dales
Posted on 4 May
Allen Contender open at Oxford
The top four placings are exactly the same as the last visit to Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 13 Apr
Allen Contender UK Travellers at Burton
Training and racing at the season opener
Posted on 23 Mar
The season begins - Contenders in 2023
New venues, new faces and superb world championships to look forward to
Posted on 3 Mar
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg
A clear plan needed for the final day
Posted on 20 Feb
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg day 1
A spectacular start for the opening races
Posted on 18 Feb
Multi-class open at Oxford preview
April event for Contender, D-One and K6 has new sponsor
Posted on 3 Feb
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