The plan sheets available are shown to the right.
We recommend items 1, 2, 3A, 4 and 8. Item 7 is no longer relevant.
It is strongly recommended to prospective amateur builders that accurate copies of the measurement templates be secured and used to check the progress of the hull shape as the boat is being built. Building from plans alone is likely to result in a boat which does not measure. All Contenders must be measured and the measurer uses these templates to check conformance to specification.
All Contenders must have a plaque purchased from the World Sailing permanently installed in a visible location within the cockpit. These plaques must be purchased directly from the World Sailing.
Many people have successfully built their own Contender dinghies, and it is probably not as difficult as it seems at first sight. Most of these amateur builders will be happy to share their experiences with you if you are starting your own boat building project. Best addresses to start with are the national Contender associations which will be happy to bring you together with any amateur builder in your country.
You may read or download rules from our web page.