Legal Information & PRIVACY POLICY

The British Contender Association (BCA) is an unincorporated not-for-profit private members organisation established to organise and represent the interests of the International Contender Class in the UK. The International Contender is a racing dinghy recognised as having international status by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The International Contender Association (ICA) is an unicorporated not-for-profit private members organisation established to organise and represent the interests of the International Contender Class on an international basis, and is recognised by ISAF as the controlling body for the International Contender Class.

The British Contender Association is recognised by the International Contender Association as a self-governing subsidiary organisation. A proportion of membership fees paid to the BCA by members is paid to the ICA, thus members of the BCA (and other national Contender Class associations) automatically become members of the ICA, and consequently have the right to vote in ICA ballots, and compete in ICA organised events.

Details of the constitution of the ICA can be found on the ICA website.


Information collected

The British Contender Association (BCA) only collects information supplied by you on the forms contained in this site, from the entry forms of BCA and International Contender Association (ICA) events, and from the entry forms of individual clubs running events for Contender Class Dinghies who forward that information to the BCA and ICA for the consolidation of series results, and for inclusion in BCA and ICA publications.

Opting In

By registering with the BCA site you are opting in to receive communications from the BCA about the class and its activities. This may include notices from both the BCA and its international counterpart the International Contender Association, and official class newsletters. These newsletters may also include advertisers and sponsors messages.

Opting Out

To de-register (opt-out) from the BCA site, please e-mail the webmaster using the Contact form and you will be removed from the registration database.

Use of your personal information

The BCA maintains both written and computerised membership records. The BCA maintains a strict privacy policy, and does not circulate or distribute membership details to any individual or organisation other than that required for the purposes of legitimate and official BCA communications.

Linked web sites

Our web site contains links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.


A cookie is a small file placed on your computer which controls aspects of how the BCA site operates.  Our cookies do not store any personal information or information that could be used to subsequently identify you.  You will not be able to use the site if your computer cannot accept cookies.

For details of which cookies are used on this site, see our cookie policy 

Access to your personal information held by the BCA

You have a right to access the personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of any personal information the BCA holds about you, please write to The Membership Secretary, British Contender Association, 10 Willoughby Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4PF. Please enclose your postal details and a cheque for £10 payable to The British Contender Association.


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