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    World Champion of the Contenderclass

    Mark Bulka

    Won the Title in Australia 2018

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    Est. 1969

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Upcoming Events in June and July

The highlights of the European Season are coming up soon. Make sure not to miss them!!

  • Kiel Week in GER, one of the biggest sailing events worldwide!!!
  • Multi Class Event in Makkum, NED, great place to sail, normally quite windy
  • Spring Cup in Medemblik, NED, one of the best venues in Northern Europe, great preparation for the Europeans at Garda
  • Travemuende Week at the Baltic, GER, similar to Kiel week but more laid back and just a great party atmosphere
  • Pre Europeans in ITA, warm up for THE event
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Garda, ITA, race a major event at the legendary venue in Northern Italy

French Open 2018 in Quiberon

Paul Verhallen from NED won the French Open from Antonio Lambertini and Luca Bonezzi from Italy.


2019 Worlds, France

The 2019 International Contender Worldchampionship will be held in Quiberon, France.

French Nationals  16-19 July 2019
Worlds                   20-26 July 2019

Please find more information under http://contenderfrance.org/index.php/mondial

Worldwide Ballot 2018


2018 Ballot Instructions

The following are proposed changes for the International Contender Class Rules. This ballot comprises of proposed rule changes that were approved (received the required 2/3 majority) at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Medemblik and the AGM at Sonderborg in 2017 and the AGM in McCrae in 2018. The delay for the 2015 proposal is due to failure to agree a wording with ISAF for the electronic equipment rule. This will need to be put into SI’s in the future if required at a regatta.

The proposals are now presented to the whole eligible (paid up) membership of the International Contender Association as at the time of the AGM.in McCrea. National Secretaries or other responsible officers shall distribute this ballot to eligible members. Members who wish to vote must do so on this ballot paper and then return this ballot to an officer representing his/her country. Either in hard copy or electronically. That officer will:

  • Verify that the voter is eligible to vote:
  • Count the votes for and against the proposal.
  • Further, will report the sail number and name of each voter

The results of the balloting for each country shall be returned to the Secretary of the International Contender Association. Final NA results shall be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our rules state that the ballot can take a maximum of 3 months (07 June 2018) for the returns to come back to the secretary and only those returns shall be counted.

Europeans 2018 on Lake Garda

Lake Garda

The European Championship 2018 will be hosted by Circolo Vela Arco on legendary Lake Garda (28.07.-03.08.2018). There will be a warm-up regatta the week before in Torbole (25.-26.07.2018)

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Australian Worlds 2018

Mark Bulka World Champion 2018

The Worlds 2018 were hosted by McCrae Yacht Club on Port Philip Bay, close to Melbourne, Australia. On his home waters Mark Bulka won his third World Title followed by defending champion Jason Beebe from Brisbane and 7 time World Champion Andrea Bonezzi from Italy.

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World Championship 2017

The 2017 World Championship, organized by the Danish Contender Association, has been sailed from the  17th to the 21st of July. Checkout the following links for loads of information and media coverage of the event:

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Europeans at Highcliffe 2016

Highcliffe EuropeansThe Contender Europeans were hosted by the wonderfull Highcliffe Sailing Club in the south of England. Read all about it on the YachtsAndYachting website.