Ergebnis Sauna-Cup Leipzig
Source:  German Contender Class
Monday, 27 October 2014 10:02

(27.10.2014) Tolles Ergebnis für Thomas Herbst (GER-2378) beim Sauna-Cup auf dem heimischen Cospudener See. Der Leipziger dominiert die Regatta völlig überraschend, gewinnt vier von fünf Wettfahrten und setzt sich damit im Feld von 28 Booten durch, darunter die Top 3 der IDM 2014! Gratulation!!! Der Braunschweiger Volker Niediek (GER-2549), Deutscher Meister 2011 und 2014, wird Zweiter vor Andreas Voigt (GER-11) aus Potsdam. Hier die Ergebnisliste: contender-end (images/stories/contender-end.pdf)


Martinspokal 8 & 9 november
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Sunday, 26 October 2014 19:48

Beste Contender zeilers,

Op 8 & 9 november is het weer tijd voor de Martinspokal.

Inschrijven kan op: http://www.raceoffice.org/SKIYACHTING

 

Er kan op Vrijdag avond geskied worden maar je kunt ook alleen de wedstrijd meevaren.




Runners and Riders for Contender Inlands and Travellers Finale
Source:  British Contender Association
Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:44

The Contender fleet meets for the last BCA event of 2014 at Rutland on 1st & 2nd November for the Inland Championship. The 2014 Travellers Series will also be decided and this year it’s tight.
Tommy Hooton has made great strides this season following on from his race win at the Worlds in Australia. Currently leading the series and with a strong chance of taking the travellers series. 25-1
Rodger White, Tony Cook and Bill Hooton are next in the Travellers table. All some way behind but if it’s a light and shifty weekend then who knows. 50-1
More threatening to Tommy’s shot at the title is Highcliffe’s Gary Langdown who needs little introduction having won most UK titles in his time, and looks poised this year. Could easily take the Inlands and the Travellers. 5-1
Several sailors are out of the running for the Travellers Series, but with a good chance at the Inlands title.
National Champ, Simon Mussell. No slouch in any conditions but if its windy then odds on to win. 7-1
Obviously low on air miles this season, Stu Jones hasn’t even qualified for the Travellers. But no one should rule him out of the Inlands. In fact he’s favourite assuming he makes the trip. 3-2
Previous winner of the Travellers Series, Martin Frary from Weston. Described as “twitchy” in an earlier report. Never gives up and a decent tip for the Inlands on his day. 10-1
The North is always well represented at the Inlands, including Neil Fergusson from Yorkshire Dales and Tim & Ben Holden from Halifax. Tim & Ben Holden, both fantastic competitors in most conditions, especially if it’s windy. One or both will be somewhere near the front. 10-1
Another guy going faster and faster in the breeze is Ed Presley. Traditionally a windy event at Rutland, maybe this could be Ed’s year. 20-1
See you there to upset the odds!




Bericht Spiegelplas (NED)
Source:  German Contender Class
Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:02

(18.10.2014) Ich bin mal wieder fremdgegangen , schreibt Walter per E-Mail und meint seine nächste Regatta-Teilnahme bei den Kollegen mit NED im Segel. Diesmal diesmal ging's zum Spiegelplas, von wo er mit einem dritten Platz, einigen schönen Eindrücken (https://www.flickr.com/photos/german_contender_association/sets/72157648776271056/) und Regattabericht zurückgekommen ist. Ach ja... wer seine Niederländisch-Kenntnisse auffrischen will, kann auch gern auf den Bericht von Pim Langendijk (http://contenderzeilen.nl/index.php/component/content/article/7-nieuws/339-spiegelplas-overtuigend-gewonnen-door-bart-ned3) (NED-2426) ausweichen ;-) Hier der Bericht von Walter Baudisch (GER-504):


Spiegelplas overtuigend gewonnen door Bart (NED3)
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:47

Door Pim Langendijk;
 
Zaterdag 11 oktober werd op de spiegelplas gezeild om het hardst. Dat dit dit maal erg moeilijk was kwam door de vele winddraaiïngen, buien en ander ongerief voor zeilers en wed-co.
Op zaterdag een mooie 10 boten aan de start van de eerste van 3 geplande wedstrijden. Die van Rep Boonstra verdiende een schoonheidsprijs: wat een mooi gerestaureerde Contender bracht hij mee uit Edam. De gebruikelijke voorin zeilende boten gingen hard weg. Bart en Dirk waren het eerste bij de bovenboei, die toen nog redelijk in de wind lag. Cees en Paul zaten er dicht achter, maar er moesten in baan 2 nog 3 rondjes worden gevaren (driehoek, lus, en driehoek naar de finishlijn). Er werd nog een paar keer stuivertje gewisseld in de rakjes daarna. Sommigen rookies zoals Pieter kwamen nog aardig dicht bij het voorste viertal. Uiteindelijk won Bart, voor Dirk (2) en Cees met een mooie derde plaats. Daarna ontspon zich een mooi weertafereel aan het firmament en een comité dat tot het uiterste probeerde te gaan om de baan goed te leggen.



Video of Race one at Downs SC
Source:  British Contender Association
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 20:00

Here's an HD video of race one at Downs last weekend, enjoy.

http://youtu.be/fNuTQCCNT8o




Travellers and Handicaps updated after Downs
Source:  British Contender Association
Monday, 06 October 2014 11:35

Click here for Travellers and Handicaps updated after Downs.

Or see links and downloads under Reports and Results.




Contenders join the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series 2014/15
Source:  British Contender Association
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:41

The dates have just been announced for the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series and this year the British Contender Association has agreed with the organisers to take part. Contender results will be displayed separately with fleet prizes available. To qualify all you need to do is compete in any 4 out of these 8 fantastic events at some of the UKs largest inland waters. Get these dates in your diary now and check the official website as you need to book early to get into some of the events. See http://events.sailracer.org/eventsites/new.asp?eventid=195890

Draycote Dash                      22/23 November

Datchet Flyer                         13/14 December

Brass Monkey                       27 December

Grafham Grand Prix             28 December

Oxford Blue                            3 January

Bloody Mary                           10 January

Steve Nicholson Trophy      24 January

Tiger Trophy                           21 January/1 February

Last year the series of 8 races attracted 835 entries with 9 Contenders competing. Stuart Jones achieving a superb 17th overall in his Contender.

For the upcoming series a lot more Contender activity is expected as the fleet prepares for some great international events which are just around the corner.

The next Contender Worlds will be at Medemblik in 2015 and then the Europeans at Highcliffe in 2016. These events attract 140+ entries from all around the world. Following the success of the 2011 Worlds at Weymouth where 144 Contenders competed the UK fleet is looking forward to a busy few years.




Highlight-Video Contender-EM
Source:  German Contender Class
Monday, 29 September 2014 15:11

Contender EM2014 Event Movie (official) (http://vimeo.com/106118829) from Yachtfilm (http://vimeo.com/yachtfilm) on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com).


Contender is coming home!
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Friday, 26 September 2014 12:42

Het WK 2015 brengt de Contender weer terug naar Medemblik, waar de boot in 1968 de trials won voor de nieuwe internationale eenheidsklasse. Dit historisch gegeven, en de prima organisatie bij eerdere WK's in Nederland maken dat Medemblik garant staat voor een superWK en dito opkomst. Alleen nog even organiseren ;-)

 

We komen als organisatie aardig op stoom, maar er is ook nog veel werk te verzetten. Zaterdag 11 oktober na de maaltijd/na de wedstrijden bij WV De Spiegel willen we met de Contenderzeilers bespreken hoe we het aanpakken, ideeën uitwisselen en bespreken hoe jullie kunnen bijdragen in de voorbereiding. Graag tot zaterdag!


Met vriendelijke groeten, 
 
Bart Thorborg
 



Travellers and Handicaps updated after Weston
Source:  British Contender Association
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:03

Click here for Travellers and Handicaps updated after Weston.

Or see links and downloads under Reports and Results.




Inschrijving Spiegelplaswedstrijden is open!
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Friday, 19 September 2014 11:09

Op zaterdag 11 en zondag 12 oktober worden de Spiegelplaswedstrijden georganiseerd door WSV de Spiegel i.s.m. de klasse-organisaties (o.a. DCA). Officieus wordt dit min of meer de laatste wedstrijd van het seizoen. Je kunt daarna nog meedoen met de Martinspokal in Krefeld en de Boterletter in Rotterdam op de Kralingse plas.
 
 
 
De herfstwedstrijden op de Spiegelplas worden vrijwel altijd erg gezellig vanwege het knusse karakter van WSV de Spiegel. Adres (Haven): Dammerweg 62achter, Nederhorst den Berg, Tel. 0294 – 251947.
 



Bart's Bash - This Sunday (21/9/14)
Source:  British Contender Association
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:27

Guys, see you at Weston at the weekend and even if I don't,  don't forget to sign up and give a little (or a lot) http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/




Contender EM 2014 Event Movie
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Monday, 15 September 2014 22:40




Nationals Tee Shirts
Source:  British Contender Association
Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:46

Did you miss the nationals but would still like a T-shirt? Maybe someone at home or your local club commented on what a great shirt it was and would like one too? So if you'd like a Nationals 2014 shirt for any reason, Felpham SC have some left over and will happily give you one for the miniscule sum of £10 and that's including P&P!!

interested, drop mark a mail at Jester1742000@yahoo.co.uk and order one (or more today) remember stock is limited.




Some pictures of the Felpham British Nationals
Source:  British Contender Association
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:19

Click here for some pictures of the Felpham Nationals




Weston Open 20-21 Sept
Source:  British Contender Association
Saturday, 06 September 2014 18:01

entry £20

free camping

3 races Saturday

10am first start

Social in the evening and food and beer available

3 races Sunday including Barts Bash

 




BCA Nationals 2014
Source:  British Contender Association
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:16

After an enjoyable evening of pie and quiz evening (2 contender teams tied for 1st place so everyone was happy) on Saturday night, the final day of racing for the British Contender Association National Championship at friendly Felpham Sailing Club, with 3 races scheduled for a 10am start was underway.
 
After a perfect couple of days sailing and an equally perfect performance by Simon Mussell, 5 bullets from 5 races which left him only needing an 8th in one race and Ben, Gary or Stuart to win the next 3 in a row to beat him. As the morning dawned with winds considerably lighter making it certainly feasible that a great light wind performance might be able to steal the championship away from the Mussell.
 
After some mark jostling by the Race Office the wind settled down and the second try of race one got under way, the fleet split and the right hand where Simon had gone was looking good, until the wind filled in from the left, giving little Tommy the honour of rounding the top mark first, followed mostly by the left, middle and then right handers. Tom was half way down the reach by the time Simon rounded, with at least half the fleet between them. By the gybe mark, the fleet was compressing as the wind had backed and turned the 2nd reach into more of a run, Simon went low and managed to sneak round a lot of the fleet as Peter hung up on the bottom mark in the tide and caused a little commotion. Stuart Jones had wiggled his way past Tom. With yet more impressive sailing Simon pulled his way up to 7th by the finish, so that was job done for him as there was only going to be time to get one more race in.
 
After much milling about and discussions with the race team, 6 knots managed to pipe up before the agreed cut off time for the final race, with quite some tide running (compared to the wind we had anyway) it was almost impossible to cross the line on starboard, so half the fleet opted for an attempt at port flyers and the other half tried to force them tack by sailing along the line, considering the tide, line and wind it was a pretty clean getaway for all except Stuart who I think I saw doing some turns. By the top mark it was Gary Langdown, Iain Horlock, Chris Boshier and miraculously Stuart Jones. Down the reach Chris and Stuart overhauled Iain with Gary in the lead. The 2nd reach was deep despite the tide tightening it up and with the wind getting even lighter the fleet was bunching again. At the bottom mark Jones had taken the lead, then it was Boshier, Langdown and Frary. The race had been shortened, so the final beat up to the finish line was a nail biter for the whole fleet as the wind shut off and then veered abut 30 degrees, unfortunately Langdown had tacked out so that gave Frary the edge and the finish was Stuart, Chris, Martin and Gary, unfortunate for Gary in the end as he missed out on 3rd place by 1 point when all was said and done.
 
Overall Results:
 If you finished in the top ten at the Contender nationals then enter your Gear Guide information here
 
1st Simon Mussell
 2nd Stuart Jones
 3rd Ben Holden
 4th Gary Langdown

6th & Junior Champion, Tom Hooton
 Silver Fleet winner, Rob Smith with a nice Exe Sails voucher
 Bronze fleet winner, Alan Mollat also with an Exe Sails voucher

1st Master, Peter Dives
 1st Grand Master, Keith Paul
 Rondar Trophy for oldest boat, Paul Karas

A big thanks to all our sponsors; Magic Marine, Exe sails, ABP and Cserve for the prizes and an a huge thank you to Tom the race officer and all of the members of Felpham Sailing Club who made it such a great event for us, a highly recommended venue.
 


 

full results here http://www.felphamsailing.co.uk/contender.htm




Bericht Aarhus Sailing Week
Source:  German Contender Class
Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:23

(07.10.2014) Aus der Feder von Neueinsteigerin Fenja Maiwald (GER-387) ist der freiwillig geschriebene Bericht zur Aarhus Sailing Week eingetrudelt, die Christoph Homeier (GER-551) aus Bremen Ende August recht souverän gewonnen hatte. Am Ende lag er mit fünf Punkten vor dem EM-Dritten Jesper Nielsen (DEN-2352). Christoph Engel (GER-2417) wurde Dritter. Es waren 20 Boote am Start, acht davon aus Deutschland. Die Ergebnisliste. Das ist der Bericht von Fenja:


Verslag Italiaanse kampioenschappen 2014
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:42

Omdat we Vito trots onze nieuwe boten wilden laten zien, zijn we gedrieën afgereisd naar het Italiaanse kampioenschap in Riva del Garda. Het evenement begon woensdag maar gezien de agenda’s besloten om eerder te gaan. Maandag hebben we voor het eerst gevaren tussen de bergen en in de zon. Paul met zijn nieuwe Vito die net een half uur op de teller heeft staan, Winfred met zijn bijna nieuwe Vito en Rene met een nieuwe Harpprecht. Een ware beproeving want de wind nam toe tot de voorstag letterlijk op het voordek hing. Het zag er mooi uit zei Paul. Dat zou nog wat beloven deze week. Nou, dinsdag was het gelijk een rustdag; geen wind van betekenis.