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.
The 2021 National Championships will be held at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre, Plymouth from Friday 3rd to Monday 6th September this year.
To enter this year's National Championships please click the entry link below before Saturday 31st July 2021:
This year the standard entry fee is £125 per person.
Entry for new comers (1st Nationals) and Under 25s is £65 per person.
Please note that any entries received after the 1st August will incur an additional £20 late fee.
For further details about accommodation and parking when attending the Nationals please speak directly to team at the Mount Batten Centre via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 404567.