ContenderClass So he won again - Soren wins Danish Nationals followed by Jesper and Christoph.
ContenderClass A beautiful windy day at Danish Nationals. Soren had 4 firsts, in challenging conditions.
ContenderClass Poor Christoph H had to withdraw from Danish Championships due to stair training accident
ContenderClass Danish championships with top 5 boats from this year's Europeans.
ContenderClass Danish Contender Championships in Hellerup this weekend with 27 boats.
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

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) ( from Yachtfilm ( on Vimeo (

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.

Zwischenstand Steinhude
Source:  German Contender Class
Saturday, 20 September 2014 21:32

(20.09.2014) Bei nur schwachem Wind hat es heute auf dem Steinhuder Meer nur für einen Lauf gereicht. Vize-Europameister Max Billerbeck (GER-488), Hamburg, hat die Wettfahrt vor Markus Maisenbacher (GER-2438) und Lars Kruse (GER-2366), beide Bremen, gewonnen. Die 29 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer sind für morgen guter Hoffnung: Es sind etwa drei Beaufort Wind angekündigt.

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.

Ergebnis Österreichische Meisterschaft
Source:  German Contender Class
Friday, 19 September 2014 09:52

(19.09.2014) Am vergangenen Wochenende ist Günther Wendl (AUT-38) am heimatlichen Attersee einmal mehr Österreichischer Meister geworden. Auf Platz 2 kam Tobias Hanke (GER-2418) vor Klaus Rebhan (AUT-33). Hier ( oid=113923489800016470901) sind die Fotos zu finden, hier ( die Ergebnisse und unter dem Foto des Siegers im spätsommerlichen Herbstwetter gibt es die Berichte von Volker Messerknecht (SUI-81) und vom Wettfahrteiter.

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)

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 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

Travellers and Handicaps updated after Halifax and the Nationals
Source:  British Contender Association
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:50

Click here for Travellers and Handicaps updated after Halifax and the Nationals.

Or see links and downloads under Reports and Results.

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

(31.08.2014) Recht souverän hat Christoph Homeier (GER-551) aus Bremen an diesem Wochenende die Aarhus Sailing Week gewonnen. Mit fünf Punkten Vorsprung setzte er sich gegen den EM-Dritten Jesper Nielsen (DEN-2352) durch. Christoph Engel (GER-2417) wurde Dritter. Es waren 20 Boote am Start, acht davon aus Deutschland. Gratulation, Christoph! Hier die Ergebnisliste:

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.

Campionato Nazionale Contender 2014
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:08

Paul Verhallen wint Open Italiaans Kampioenschap Contender in Riva del Garda.

Results European Championship Contender 2014
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:30

Results European Championship Contender 2014 

Film verslag van de Europees kampioenschap 2014 Kühlunsborn:

Verslag Beneluxwedstrijden 2014
Source:  Dutch Coontender Association
Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:35

Onder prachtige zeilweersomstandigheden (wolken, zon en harde wzwestenwind) begon zaterdag 17 augustus het kampioenschap van de BeNeLux. In Totaal 7 klassen waren met ruim 60 zeilers vertegenwoordigd. Voor de 470-klasse was het open klassekampioenschap georganiseerd.

Regatten im Herbst: What's Next?
Source:  German Contender Class
Sunday, 10 August 2014 16:33

(19.09.2014) Zwar beginnt jetzt schon der Herbst, was sich nach Saisonausklang anhört. Andererseits gibt es damit verbunden auch berechtigte Hoffnungen auf ordentliche Windverhältnisse bei den anstehenden Regatten. Da wäre zum Beispiel die Dänische Meisterschaft in Hellerup (Kopenhagen), die erstens mit einem hochklassigen Teilnehmerfeld aufwartet (Top 6 der EM) und zweitens besonders den Contender-Damen ein reizvolles Angebot macht. Im Oktober lohnt sich sicher die Anreise nach Schwerin: Beschnuppern des IDM-Reviers 2015. Aber auch die weiteren Event in Paderborn, Leipzig, Krefeld und Hamburg haben ihre Reize. Auf geht's! Dänische Meisterschaft, 27.-28.09.2014, Hellerup (bei Kopenhagen), mehr Infos hier (, für Starterinnen zahlt die Danish Contender Association die Hälfte des Startgeldes!! Petermännchen-Regatta, 04.-05.10.2014, Schwerin, mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier ( Landesmeisterschaft NRW, 18.-19.10.2014, Paderborn/Lippesee, mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier ( Sauna-Cup, 25.-26.10.2014, Leipzig/Cospudener See, mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier ( Letzte Helden, 01.-02.11.2014, Hamburg/Mühlenberger Lich (Elbe), mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier ( Martinspokal, 08.-09.11.2014, Krefeld/Elfrather See (mit Kombinationswertung Ski-Yachting , d.h. Slalomrennen in Skihalle Neuss), mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier ( Eispokal, 06.-07.12.2014, Hamburg/Alster, mehr Infos und Online-Meldung hier (