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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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Heading to the picturesque seaside town of Paignton in June
Posted today at 2:16 pm
Contenders Travellers at Yorkshire Dales
Tom Hooton lays down in a string of bullets
Posted on 28 May
Contenders at Hayling Island
Finally opting not to wear full winter gear
Posted on 13 May
100 Years of Jack Chippendale
One of the greats behind the golden era of the UK's domestic dinghy scene
Posted on 13 May
Contender Travellers Trophy at Highcliffe
Fleet finally start racing after first two events blown off
Posted on 1 May
'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 10
With a full history of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale
Posted on 1 May
Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
Perfect Contender weather at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Posted on 29 Apr
Contenders Travellers at Burton
decided on a violent Nor 'wester for both days
Posted on 26 Mar
Contesting the Contenders
The Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club recently held the 2024 Contender Australian Championship
Posted on 28 Jan
Kiel Week in the Olympic year
A dress rehearsal and yardstick for the next generation
Posted on 23 Jan
Contender Inlands at Rutland
Great to see a number of new faces
Posted on 17 Oct 2023
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 2023
Contender training at Oxford
With video debriefs after each practice session
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
Lee-on-the-Solent Contender Open
Leaving home on a beautiful, sunny 20-degree morning, sun lotion applied
Posted on 17 Aug 2023
Weston Contender Open
Sex, drugs and rock and roll. Well, we had none of that..
Posted on 28 Jul 2023
Contenders Worlds at Kerteminde, Denmark
An absolutely epic event for the 120 competing helms
Posted on 21 Jul 2023
Contender class training day at Oxford
For all new and intermediate Contender sailors on Saturday 26th August
Posted on 17 Jul 2023
Sparkling finale a fitting end to Kiel Week 2023
Strong summer sunshine more reminiscent of the Mediterranean than the Baltic
Posted on 25 Jun 2023
Challenging light winds make consistency difficult
Competitors on the penultimate day of Kiel Week 2023 had to master difficult winds
Posted on 24 Jun 2023
Competitive racing after light winds at Kiel Week
The day proved to be split nicely for 168 29er Eurocup racers
Posted on 23 Jun 2023
Shoreham Contender Open
Winning by chapters of the Frank Bethwaite book
Posted on 20 Jun 2023
Contenders at Hythe and Saltwood
There were plenty of trials and tribulations...
Posted on 17 Jun 2023
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 2023
Allen Contender Northern Championship
Outstanding hospitality and slick race management at Yorkshire Dales
Posted on 4 May 2023
Allen Contender open at Oxford
The top four placings are exactly the same as the last visit to Farmoor Reservoir
Posted on 13 Apr 2023
Allen Contender UK Travellers at Burton
Training and racing at the season opener
Posted on 23 Mar 2023
The season begins - Contenders in 2023
New venues, new faces and superb world championships to look forward to
Posted on 3 Mar 2023
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg
A clear plan needed for the final day
Posted on 20 Feb 2023
Sailing World Regatta Series St. Petersburg day 1
A spectacular start for the opening races
Posted on 18 Feb 2023
Multi-class open at Oxford preview
April event for Contender, D-One and K6 has new sponsor
Posted on 3 Feb 2023
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Contender British Nationals
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
© Ian Caswell
Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
© Ian Caswell
Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
© Ian Caswell
Contender Travellers Trophy round 5 at Yorkshire Dales
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contenders at Hayling Island
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Contender Travellers Trophy at Highcliffe
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Contender Travellers Trophy at Highcliffe
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Joey Randall (2575) - Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
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Mark Bulka - Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
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Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
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Grant Robinson (right) and Lachlan Imeneo (left) - Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
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Mark Bulka - Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
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Victorian Contender State Titles 2024
© Mark Young