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Join the British Contender Association!

The Contender has survived and thrived for the last 40 years because it has benefited from an enthusiastic and dedicated class association.

The BCA and its international counterpart, the International Contender Association, are entirely voluntarily run members' organisations, and the only resources we have to look after the class and its interests comes from the annual membership subscriptions.

Without the support of all UK Contender sailors, the BCA will not be able to support, develop, or promote the class in the manner it deserves.

So if you own or sail a Contender, join us and help us represent YOU!

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It’s that time of the year again when your BCA need help to run the class stand at this year's Dinghy Show staged at Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 28th February/ 1st March.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it a success, so this is what we're after:

- Help setting up the stand on the Friday Afternoon

 

- Help manning the stand on the Saturday and Sunday (just a few hours needed - you won't have to do all day)

 

- Help breaking down the stand on the Sunday evening

 

You don't need to be a long standing Contender expert or Sailing God to man the stand. Even if you are new to the class you still have plenty to offer. Many of the people who visit the stand are considering buying a Contender and who better to explain why that's a good idea than someone who has recently taken the plunge!

 

And don't forget - if you help on the stand you get free entry to the show

 

So if you think you can help then please get in touch with:

Martin Frary

07875 086585

 

Hi Guys,

Our French Sailing compatriates are having a training session in Quiberon (around the Ascension holiday (that's 14th-17th May) and they're throwing in some racing on days 2,3 and possibly 4.

FYI this will most probably be the venue for the 2019 Worlds.

  Anyone who's interested, message me by the 11th January with any accomodation requirements so that we can give them an idea of numbers (vans are fine)

 accomodation means rooms at the Sailing Center : please have a look on the attached file.

The price for one night is around 27€ (breakfast included). Lunches and dinners are cheap too : +/- 10€.

Accomodation being cheap, people usually don't use camping facilities which are about 1 mile from the SC.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE BRITISH CONTENDER ASSOCIATION

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A full Nationals 2014 report can be found by clicking here

 

The British Contender Association is the official UK class association of the International Contender Class.

The International Contender is the World's most popular single-handed trapeze sailing dinghy.

It was originally designed back in 1967 by Australian Ben Lexcen as a potential successor to the Olympic Finn Class. The boat won the 1968 Olympic selection trials, but for a variety of reasons was never adopted as an Olympic class. This was probably something of a blessing, as the class has thrived ever since. The longevity of the class is a testament to the original design: simple, practical, with classic good looks.

The Contender Class is truly International, holding ISAF International status. As well as a strong UK fleet, there are fleets in Australasia, North America, and right across Europe. The World Championships routinely attracts turnouts of over 140 boats.

This site contains details of what's going in the Contender Class in the UK; How, Who, What, Why and where.

If you've found your way here, you probably have an idea of what you're looking for - and if you can't find on the site in the FAQs etc, please feel free to contact us, and we'll try to help, or just contact us anyway we're here to serve the Contender sailing community of the UK.

If you only find yourself here by accident, well, welcome again, and please feel free to browse the site to find out a bit more about the International Contender - you never know, you might get hooked!

 

 

 

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