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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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Show news Contenders at Poole
Many arrivals delayed by the M3
Posted on 5 Jul
Kieler Woche day 4
Norway storms to 29er victory as Kieler Woche #1 concludes
Posted on 19 Jun
Kieler Woche day 3
News from Flying Dutchman, 505 and Contender fleets
Posted on 18 Jun
Kieler Woche day 2
Blessed with perfect winds in Germany
Posted on 18 Jun
Kieler Woche day 1
Danish crews find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...
Posted on 17 Jun
Contenders at Highcliffe
A decent dose of forecast trepidation
Posted on 12 Jun
Lennon Performance Products May Update
A busy start to the year!
Posted on 24 May
Contenders at Felpham
An event without downwind pumping!
Posted on 16 May
Contenders at Broadstairs
Travellers' Series Round 3
Posted on 8 May
Contenders at Oxford
Shifty conditions for the 15 helms
Posted on 11 Apr
Contender Nationals 2018 entry now open
To be held at Hayling Island SC in September
Posted on 25 Mar
Contenders at Datchet Water
Some close racing with six races held
Posted on 20 Mar
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds overall
The 'Grand Finale' between Bulka and Beebe
Posted on 25 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 4
Bulka dominates the penultimate day
Posted on 24 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 3
Everyone expected the duel between Bulka and Beebe - well they have it!
Posted on 23 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2
Beebe dominating the competition and big start lines
Posted on 22 Jan
Snakes!
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed"
Posted on 22 Jan
iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1
Beebe leads until the final downwind gate
Posted on 21 Jan
Soho Lawyers Australian Contender Championship
Aussies start strong ahead of the Worlds in Melbourne
Posted on 20 Jan
Contender Worlds Australian Championship preview
87 entries from eight countries set for McCrae Yacht Club
Posted on 3 Jan
Winter news from the Lennon team
Racewear, Sails and Thinnair update
Posted on 8 Dec 2017
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Final event of the UK Travellers Series
Posted on 6 Nov 2017
Contenders last stand
Inlands at Rutland on 28-29 October
Posted on 19 Oct 2017
Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
A hardcore bunch of sailors gather
Posted on 11 Oct 2017
Contender Worlds coming to Australia
At McCrae Yacht Club in January
Posted on 7 Oct 2017
Contenders at Eastbourne
National Travellers' Series round 8
Posted on 26 Sep 2017
Contender British Championship days 1 & 2
35 finely tuned athletes in Abersoch
Posted on 3 Sep 2017
Contenders at Downs
Free bacon cobs and cups of tea on arrival
Posted on 20 Aug 2017
Contender British Championship Runners and Riders
Fleet set for picturesque South Caernarvonshire YC
Posted on 17 Aug 2017
Contenders at WOSH 2017
Seven races and 5 race winners at Weston
Posted on 17 Aug 2017
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Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
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Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
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Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Craftinsure Contender Open at Poole
© Mike Milward
Graham Scott during the Highcliffe Contender Open
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Highcliffe Contender Open
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Contenders at Oxford
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2018 Hartley Boats Contender Nationals Poster
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Contenders at Datchet
© Paul Ross
Contenders at Datchet
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Contenders at Datchet
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Contenders at Datchet
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Contenders at Datchet
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Contenders at Datchet
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The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series champion will be crowned at the Oxford Blue
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Mark Bulka is crowned champion at the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Mark Bulka is crowned champion at the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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The final start on day 5 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Downwind on day 5 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Runner-up Jason Beebe on the final day of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Bulka heads into a gybe on day 5 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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