The Class

Championship History - European Championships

YearLocationFirstSecondThird
1974 Kiel, GER  David Pitman (GBR)    
1975 Strömstad, SWE  David Pitman (GBR)    
1976 Hayling Island, GBR  Joachim Harpprecht (GER)    
1977 Medemblik, NED  Paul Wells (USA)    
1978 Lake Garda, ITA  Tony Smith (GBR)    
1979 Lake Silvaplana, CHE  Geoff Whitfield (GBR)    
1980 ? Travemunde, GER      
1983 Porto Sant'Elpidio, ESP  Keith Paul (GBR)  Joachim Harpprecht (GER)  
1985 ? Medemblik, NED      
1986 Medemblik, NED  Barry Watson (AUS)    
1992 Båstad, SWE  Graham Scott (GBR)    
1995 Warnemünde, GER  Graham Scott (GBR)    
1997 Aarhus, DEN [46]  Ian Renilson (GBR)  Frank Suchanek (GER)  Jason Beebe (AUS)
2001 Loctudy, FRA [28]  Ian Renilson (GBR)  Christian Brandt (GBR)  Stuart Jones (GBR)
2002 Hellerup, DEN  Graham Scott (GBR)  Andrea Bonezzi (ITA)  Giovanni Bonzio (ITA)
2006 Ebensee, AUT [47]  Christoph Homeier (GER)  Andrea Bonezzi (ITA) Giovanni Bonzio (ITA)
2008 Punta Alta, ITA [48]  Giovanni Bonzio (ITA)  Marcus Hamilton (AUS)  Andrea Bonezzi (ITA)
2010 La Rochelle, FRA  Andrea Bonezzi (ITA)  Bjarke Johnsen (DEN)  Simon Mussell (GBR)
2012 Gottskär, SWE  Andrea Bonezzi (ITA)  Graham Scott (GBR)  Jesper Nielsen (DEN)
2014 Kühlungsborn, GER  Sören Dulong Andreasen (DEN)  Max Billerbeck (GER)  Jesper Nielsen (DEN)
2016 Highcliffe, GBR  Simon Mussell (GBR)  Jesper Nielsen (DEN)  Jan Von Der Bank (GER)
2018 Lake Garda, ITA  Sören Dulong Andreasen (DEN)  Marco Ferrari (ITA)   Antonio Lambertini (ITA) 
2022 ??      

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.

New ICA committee members elected

Two new committee members were elected during the Association's General Meeting that was held on Tuesday the 18th of July 2017. The committee welcomes Christoph Homeier and Roberto Mazzali. Neil Smith and Andreas Voigt stepped down and received a warm applaus from the meeting for the work they have done for ICA. 

Championship History

 

International Contender 
World Championships

    • 2018 World Championship at McCrae, Australia Won by Mark Bulka, Australia, 2nd place: Jason Beebe, Australia, 3rd place: Andrea Bonezzi, Italy, 1st Woman: Jacqueline Ruefenacht
      90 Entrants from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland


    • 2017 World Championship at Sonderborg, Denmark Won by Jason Beebe, Australia, 2nd: Mark Bulka, Australia, 3rd place: Jesper Nielsen, Denmark, 1st Woman: Jacqueline Ruefenacht, Switzerland
      107 Entrants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland


    • 2016 World Championship at Santa Cruz, California, USA Won by Mark Bulka, Australia, 2nd place: Jason Beebe, Australia, 3rd place Simon Mussell, Great Britain, 1st Woman Stephanie Mah, Canada
      34 Entrants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA

    • 2015 World Championship at Medemblik, Netherlands Won by Simon Mussell, Great Britain, 2nd place: Mark Bulka, Australia, 3rd place Andrea Bonezzi, Australia, 1st Woman Jacqueline Rüfenacht, Switzerland
      134 Entrants from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA

    • 2014 World Championship at Belmont, Lake McQuarrie, Australia Won by Mark Bulka, Austrlia, 2nd place: Jono Neate, Australia, 3rd place Matthew Mulder, Australia, 1st Woman Jacqueline Rüfenacht, United Arab Emirates
      68 Entrants from Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates

    • 2013 World Championship at Gravedona, Lago di Como, Italy Won by Søren Dulong Andreasen, 2nd place: Simon Mussell, Great Britain, 3rd place Mark Bulka, Australia, first Veteran: Stuart Jones, Great Britain, !st Woman Jacqueline Rüfenacht, Switzerland
      174 Entrants from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA

    • 2012 World Championship at St Petersburg, Florida, USA. Won by Antonio Lambertini, Italy, 2nd place: Giovanni Bonzio, Italy, 3rd place Søren Dulong Andreasen, Denmark first Veteran: Joachim Harpprecht, Germany
      45 Entrants from Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, USA

    • 2011 World Championship at Weymouth, Great Britain. Won by Bjarke B Johnsen, Denmark, 2nd place: Graham Scott, Great Britain
      3rd place: Søren Dulong Andreasen, Denmark, first Veteran: Stuart Jones, Great Britain)
      143 Entrants from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, USA

    • 2010 World Championship at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Won by Jono Neate, Australia, 2nd place: Andrea Bonezzi, Italy
      3rd place: Christoph Homeier, Germany, first Veteran: Chris Sutherland, Western Australia, Australia(Gary Langdon, UK??)
      First Woman: Ann Seidel, Germany, Junior World Champion: Alexander Groehlich, New South Wales, Australia
      60 Entrants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands

    • 2009 World Championship at Sønderborg, Denmark. Won by Andrea Bonezzi, Italy.
      2nd place: Jono Neate, Australia, 3rd place: Jacob Lunding, Denmark, first Veteran: Graham Scott, Great Britain
      First Woman: Jacqueline Rüfenacht, Switzerland

    • 2008 World Championship at Kingston, Canada . Won by Marcus Hamilton, Australia.
      2nd place: Marco Versari, Italia, Third place: Søren Andreasen, Denmark. First Veteran – Chris Sutherland, AUS.
      34 competitors from 8 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands,
      and USA.

    • 2007 World Championship at Medemblik, Netherlands. Won by Marcus Hamilton, Australia.
      2nd place: Andrea Bonezzi, Italia, Third place: Jan van der Bank, Germany. First Veteran – Stuart Jones, U.K.
      144 competitors from 11 countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands,
      Spain, Switzerland and USA.


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2014 AGM Agenda

International Contender Association

Annual General Meeting

Belmont 15ft Sailing Club

Belmont, New South Wales

Australia

10:00 am

22nd January 2014

  1. Apologies for      Absence
  2. Approve last      years minutes
  3. Introduction of      committee
  4. Chairmans report
  5. Treasurers      report
  6. Technical report
  7. Secretaries      report
  8. International      report
    1. Europeans 2014
    2. Worlds 2015
    3. World 2016
  9. New Event      proposals
  10. Rule change      proposals
    1. measurement       rules – Centreboard Pivot – Tech Committee
    2. Championship       rules – contract with Club
  11. Election of      Officers
  12. AOB

NOTE: if you have ANY changes you wish to propose at the AGM please forward them in writing at your earliest convenience to the secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for inclusion into the agenda.

Treasurer

Cees de Gruijter

The Netherlandsita cees 1

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Chief International Measurer

Manfred-KieckbuschManfred Kieckbusch

Manfred Kieckbusch
Buschkoppel 11
24113 Molfsee

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Measurer

peter hicksonPeter Hickson

To be appointed by WorldSailing as International Measurer in September 2018

Peter Hickson
4a Hollow Lane, Hayling Island
Hants PO11 9AA
United Kingdom

 

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Worlds 2013

cropped-gravedonadasancarlo800Hello Contender Sailors, we've launched the 2013 Contender Worlds website: www.contenderworlds2013.info

Here you can find information about the venue and the accomodations available. The other sections are now empty and will be completed soon. We also let you know when the final NOR version and registration instructions will be ready. See you in Gravedona !!!

Roberto ITA 97

Worlds 2014

contenderclassworlds2014The 2014 Worlds are not far away. Have a closer look to the australian Eventsite at Facebook.

 

The Worlds are sheduled as follows:

Pre-Worlds: January 15 - 18

Worlds: January 19 - 25

 

Open German Nationals - Kiel Schilksee

Very last call for the German Nationals near Kiel Schilksee! Very late entries are accepted by FAX until thursday 24 h, the entry form is attached, the FAX Number is shown on it. Late entry fee 90 Euros, Pasta and Barbeque free.

First start Friday Sept. 28th 11h, the race course is just off the harbour.
Good wind promised, see you there!

 

German-Nationals-2012.pdf

 

See you -

Schappi

International German Nationals 2012

The International Geman Nationals are held this year in Schilksee.

This is the last call to attend. The raceoffice is closing the List on September  12th.

Location: Olympic Center Kiel Schilksee
Date: Registration from Thursday Sept 27th 15 h
First race: Friday 11 h,
Last possible race: Sunday 14 h
9 races total, 3 races per day
Free Pasta Party on Friday, free Barbeque on Saturday

 

http://www.raceoffice.org/contender

La Rochelle - Extended Version

La-Rochelle-video-snapAltiplano, the production Company behind the great footage of the La Rochelle Video has agreed to publish their extended Version of Axel Dachets Video footage of the Worlds in La Rochelle. It has some real nice shots of the venue and the competitors. On and Off shore. You can watch it right here or download it from our vault here . Size is aprox. 2GB.

President

Roberto Mazzali 

Italy


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Media Officer


Christoph Homeierchristoph

Germany

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Secretary

chrisboshier151.jpgChris Boshier

529 Woodgrange Drive
Thorpe Bay
Essex
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England

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Technical Officer

JacquelineJacqueline Rüfenacht 

Switzerland


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