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2019 Worlds in Quiberon, France

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The 2019 International Contender Worldchampionship will be held in Quiberon, France. Photos from the 2018 French Nationals you can find here.

Training                 end of May 2019
French Nationals  16-19 July 2019
Worlds                   20-26 July 2019

Please find more information under http://contenderfrance.org/index.php/mondial
The secrets of Quiberon Bay (Must-Read for your preparation!)
And on facebook under https://www.facebook.com/FrenchContenderSailors/

Nail-biting finish at Europeans at Lake Garda

Podium Europeans 2018

After a nail-biting finish Søren Dulong Andreasen from Denmark won his second European Championship in the Contender Class after 2014. Marco Ferrari from Italy, who was leading until the last day, finished 2nd and Antonio Lambertini, the Italian World Champion from 2012, finished 3rd.
At the beginning of the week Marco Ferrari showed a very dominant performance with scoring only 1st and 2nd places in the first 3 days. But then the flying Dane proved once again that he should never be written off by winning 3 of the last 4 races. With strong nerves and determination he is the deserved winner of the Championship. Especially after his neck injury last year that forced him to miss the worlds on his home waters this must be a great relief. 
Female European Champion is Fiona Collins from the UK. Best junior was Peter Schafft who was also the youngest competitor at age 16. 
Matthias Körnig, Junior World Champion form 2017, won the Silver Fleet.

Top Ten after 10 races:
1. Søren Dulong Andreasen, DEN
2. Marco Ferrari, ITA
3. Antonio Lambertini, ITA
4. Davide Fontana, ITA
5. Graham Scott, GBR
6. Dirk Müller, GER
7. Simon Mussel, GBR
8. Paul Verhallen, NED
9. Volker Niediek, GER
10. Luca Bonezzi, ITA

Full Results GOLD FLEET
Full Results SILVER FLEET

Video Day 1
Video Day 2
Video Day 4
Video Day 5

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Circolo Vela Arco

Results Worldwide Ballot 2018

Results from the Wordwide Ballot.
http://www.contenderclass.org/images/Worldwide_Ballot_2018.pdf

 

7.2

 

11 & 12

 
 

for

against

   

FRA

15

0

15

0

SUI

5

0

5

0

AUS

16

1

15

2

GBR

18

0

18

0

AUT

2

5

7

0

NA

8

0

7

1

GER

12

4

16

0

NED

14

0

14

0

ITA

6

2

7

1

         
         
         
 

96

12

104

4

Rules will be updated shortly through world sailing.

 

2018 BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS

The following are proposed changes for the International Contender Class Rules. This ballot comprises of proposed rule changes that were approved (received the required 2/3 majority) at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Medemblik and the AGM at Sonderborg in 2017 and the AGM in McCrae in 2018. The delay for the 2015 proposal is due to failure to agree a wording with ISAF for the electronic equipment rule. This will need to be put into SI’s in the future if required at a regatta.

The proposals are now presented to the whole eligible (paid up) membership of the International Contender Association as at the time of the AGM.in McCrea. National Secretaries or other responsible officers shall distribute this ballot to eligible members. Members who wish to vote must do so on this ballot paper and then return this ballot to an officer representing his/her country. Either in hard copy or electronically. That officer will:

  • Verify that the voter is eligible to vote:
  • Count the votes for and against the proposal.
  • Further, will report the sail number and name of each voter

The results of the balloting for each country shall be returned to the Secretary of the International Contender Association. Final NA results shall be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our rules state that the ballot can take a maximum of 3 months (07 June 2018) for the returns to come back to the secretary and only those returns shall be counted.

Max Billerbeck wins Swiss Championships

Max Billerbeck wins the Swiss Championship 2018! Gernot Goetz becomes 2nd and Andreas Lutz Koernig 3rd - all from Germany. Erich Ott is best Swiss on 12th place. Best lady is Melanie Wendl from Austria. 29 boats from 5 different nations were at the start. Max has sailed a very consistent series discarding a 4th as the worst result. Former World Champion Antonio Lambertini from Italy won the last two races but had to carry a DNC as he did not sail the first two races. 

1. Max Billerbeck, GER
2. Gernot Goetz, GER
3. Andreas Lutz Koernig, GER
4. Tobias Hanke, GER
5. Kay-Hendrik Rethmayer, GER
6. Emilio Betta, ITA

Find the full results here: https://www.segelverein-reschensee.com/regatta/turm-regatta-2018/

Windy Kiel Week 2018

53 competitors raced at Kiel week 2018. Christoph Homeier from Germany won followed by last years winner Jesper Nielsen from Denmark and Joerg Schlienkamp from Germany. After only one race on the first day with a thunderstorm ending the racing for the day Kiel showed perfect sailing conditions with winds between 10-15 knots on the second day and 12-18 knots on the following days. 
After 10 races with only one discard all sailors were quite exhausted but happy. 

Full results

Jono Neate

 

 

Upcoming Events in June and July

The highlights of the European Season are coming up soon. Make sure not to miss them!!

  • Kiel Week in GER, one of the biggest sailing events worldwide!!!
  • Multi Class Event in Makkum, NED, great place to sail, normally quite windy
  • Spring Cup in Medemblik, NED, one of the best venues in Northern Europe, great preparation for the Europeans at Garda
  • Travemuende Week at the Baltic, GER, similar to Kiel week but more laid back and just a great party atmosphere
  • Pre Europeans in ITA, warm up for THE event
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Garda, ITA, race a major event at the legendary venue in Northern Italy

French Open 2018 in Quiberon

Paul Verhallen from NED won the French Open from Antonio Lambertini and Luca Bonezzi from Italy.
Results
Photos

 

Worldwide Ballot 2018

Worldwide_Ballot_2018.pdf

2018 Ballot Instructions

The following are proposed changes for the International Contender Class Rules. This ballot comprises of proposed rule changes that were approved (received the required 2/3 majority) at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Medemblik and the AGM at Sonderborg in 2017 and the AGM in McCrae in 2018. The delay for the 2015 proposal is due to failure to agree a wording with ISAF for the electronic equipment rule. This will need to be put into SI’s in the future if required at a regatta.

The proposals are now presented to the whole eligible (paid up) membership of the International Contender Association as at the time of the AGM.in McCrea. National Secretaries or other responsible officers shall distribute this ballot to eligible members. Members who wish to vote must do so on this ballot paper and then return this ballot to an officer representing his/her country. Either in hard copy or electronically. That officer will:

  • Verify that the voter is eligible to vote:
  • Count the votes for and against the proposal.
  • Further, will report the sail number and name of each voter

The results of the balloting for each country shall be returned to the Secretary of the International Contender Association. Final NA results shall be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our rules state that the ballot can take a maximum of 3 months (07 June 2018) for the returns to come back to the secretary and only those returns shall be counted.

Europeans 2018 on Lake Garda

Lake Garda

The European Championship 2018 will be hosted by Circolo Vela Arco on legendary Lake Garda (28.07.-03.08.2018). There will be a warm-up regatta the week before in Torbole (25.-26.07.2018)

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Australian Worlds 2018

Mark Bulka World Champion 2018

The Worlds 2018 were hosted by McCrae Yacht Club on Port Philip Bay, close to Melbourne, Australia. On his home waters Mark Bulka won his third World Title followed by defending champion Jason Beebe from Brisbane and 7 time World Champion Andrea Bonezzi from Italy.

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World Championship 2017

The 2017 World Championship, organized by the Danish Contender Association, has been sailed from the  17th to the 21st of July. Checkout the following links for loads of information and media coverage of the event:

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Europeans at Highcliffe 2016

Highcliffe EuropeansThe Contender Europeans were hosted by the wonderfull Highcliffe Sailing Club in the south of England. Read all about it on the YachtsAndYachting website.