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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 Weston
Fleet stretch their legs in the breeze after a light wind World Championship
Posted on 19 Aug
Bojangles at the Menai Strait Regattas
Looking for logic
Posted on 19 Aug
Contender Worlds at Quiberon, France
135 Contender sailors from across many seas take part
Posted on 31 Jul
Contenders at Filey
Older boats still showing tremendous speed
Posted on 5 Jul
Kiel Week day 4
Hunger quenches his thirst for a 22nd title
Posted on 25 Jun
Kiel Week day 3
Lining up for some tense showdowns
Posted on 24 Jun
Kiel Week day 2
75 races in dream-like conditions
Posted on 24 Jun
Contender Eastern Area Championships
TT series visits Thorpe Bay and sailors come from as far as Bristol
Posted on 22 Jun
Contender Southern Championship at Highcliffe
Sailor's bodies were telling them they'd had a good day
Posted on 5 Jun
Contenders at Poole
One day of industrial-scale sail measuring and boat tinkering
Posted on 21 May
Performance defining dinghies - the Top Dogs
David Henshall digs into the history of the 'performance' dinghy
Posted on 16 May
Contenders at Castle Cove
Like a cool towel on a fevered brow
Posted on 12 May
Hartley Boats Contender Nationals preview
Taking place at Broadstairs SC in September
Posted on 26 Apr
Contenders at Oxford
Travellers' series round 2
Posted on 16 Apr
Contender Inlands at Rutland
The tortoise vs. the hare with an idyllic backdrop
Posted on 25 Oct 2018
Staying atop the Singles Chart
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander
Posted on 17 Oct 2018
Contender Northerns at Yorkshire Dales
A cold Northerly wind sweeping in off the fells
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
Contender British Championship overall
A suberb final day for the fleet at Hayling Island
Posted on 12 Sep 2018
Contender British Championship day 3
Surely a bit more breeze and plenty of waves wouldn't suit the pondy?
Posted on 9 Sep 2018
Contender British Championship day 2
Stealth shifts cause trouble at Hayling Island
Posted on 8 Sep 2018
Contender British Championship day 1
Stuart Jones leads fleet of 45 boats at Hayling Island
Posted on 7 Sep 2018
Contenders at Weston
More water in the sky than in the sea on Sunday
Posted on 3 Sep 2018
Contender British Championship Runners & Riders
Fleet set for Hayling Island Sailing Club in September
Posted on 16 Aug 2018
70 years ago this week
The story of singlehanded sailing at the London 1948 Olympics
Posted on 10 Aug 2018
Contender Europeans at Lake Garda overall
Danish sailor Andreasen wins the title after a thrilling conclusion
Posted on 5 Aug 2018
Contender Europeans at Lake Garda day 4
GBR's Mussell slips to third place
Posted on 3 Aug 2018
Contender Europeans at Lake Garda day 3
Qualification series is completed
Posted on 1 Aug 2018
Contender Europeans at Lake Garda day 2
Marco Ferrari dominates again
Posted on 1 Aug 2018
Contender Europeans at Lake Garda day 1
Marco Ferrari leads, a total of 130 helms taking part
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
Contenders at Poole
Many arrivals delayed by the M3
Posted on 5 Jul 2018