The International Contender was designed by Bob Miller (Ben Lexcen) and was selected in 1967, during trials, as a potential Olympic successor to the Finn dinghy. The Contender was awarded International status in 1968 and now has fleets in more than twelve countries throughout the world.
The Contender Class is truly International, holding ISAF International status. As well as a strong Australian fleet UK, there are fleets in the United Kingdom, North America, and right across Europe. The World Championships routinely attracts turnouts of over 100 boats.
2019 Australian National Championships
The Australian International Contender titles will be sailed on the idyllic waters off Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club in Adelaide. Opening night is Sunday the 6th Jan 2019. 5 days of awesome racing starting on the 7th with presentation night Friday the 11th.
You will find Contenders being sailed at the following clubs
Teralba Sailing Clubs on Lake Macquarie
Balmoral on Sydney Harbour
Canberra Yacht Club
Blairgowrie Yacht Club - McCrae Yacht Club - Royal Geelong Yacht Club
Port Melbourne Yacht Club - Sandringham Yacht Club - Mordialloc Sailing Club - Somers Yacht Club
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron - Humpybong Yacht Club
Royal Freshwater Yacht Club
Hilarys Yacht Club
Adelaide Sailing Club
Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club