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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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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
2021 North Sails Contender Nationals preview
50 boats expected in Plymouth
Posted on 29 Jul 2021
Allen Contender Open at Weston
Wall-to-wall sunshine and a strong home fleet
Posted on 17 Jun 2021
Allen Contender Open at Castle Cove
The right factors come together for second round of travellers trophy
Posted on 1 Jun 2021
Allen Contender Travellers Round 1 at Datchet
A small but perfectly formed fleet enjoy 3 races
Posted on 17 May 2021
Allen sponsor 2021 Contender Travellers Trophy
Fast becoming the primary hardware supplier of the class
Posted on 19 Apr 2021
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago
Posted on 7 Jan 2021
Contender Inlands at Oxford
The Oxford Team went to great lengths to enable the event
Posted on 29 Oct 2020
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
Contender Invitational at Weston
Race 3 was not the way to treat a legend on his final hurrah
Posted on 11 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 dinghy report
New record set by Wolfgang Hunger winning 23rd title
Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 3 dinghy report
Polish youngsters dominate in the 420
Posted on 8 Sep 2020
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Allen Contender Travellers at Castle Cove
© Richard Bowers
Allen Contender Travellers at Castle Cove
© Richard Bowers
Allen Contender Travellers at Castle Cove
© Richard Bowers
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Strong winds for the Contender Open at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Oxford Contender Open
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Allen Contender Open at Datchet
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Allen Contender Open at Datchet
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1st Place Matt Mulder at the 52nd Australian Contender Championship
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3rd place Lindsay Irwin at the 52nd Australian Contender Championship
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7 Gosford sailors at the 52nd Australian Contender Championship
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2nd place Mark Bulka at the 52nd Australian Contender Championship
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52nd Australian Contender Championship, day 4
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52nd Australian Contender Championship, day 4
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