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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 Lennon Performance Products May Update
A busy start to the year!
Posted today at 7:00 am
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
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark overall
Jason Beebe crowned champion - it's been emotional
Posted on 22 Jul 2017
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 4
Beebe dominant in the tricky conditions
Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 3
Plenty of racing and then a 'Jagerbomb Train'...
Posted on 20 Jul 2017
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 2
Racing postponed and PRO pulled over by the local police...
Posted on 19 Jul 2017
Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 1
Reigning European & World Champions split race wins
Posted on 18 Jul 2017
Contenders at Poole
25 helms get some practice ahead of the Worlds
Posted on 28 Jun 2017
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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
© 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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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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Bulka and Beebe at the start of Race 8 on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Upwind on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Jason Beebe on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Bulka and Beebe at the start of Race-8 on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Mark Bulka on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Black Flag on day 4 of the iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 3 – iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 3 – Race 5 start – iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 3 – Race 6 start – iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 3 – Upwind – iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 3 – Windward Mark Carnage – iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds
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Day 2 – Jono Neate – iSail Whitsundays Contender World Championships
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Day 2 – Windward mark – iSail Whitsundays Contender World Championships
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Day 2 – Mark Bulka going for a swim – iSail Whitsundays Contender World Championships
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Day 2 – Race 2 start – iSail Whitsundays Contender World Championships
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