Major Events

2019 Worlds in Quiberon, France


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

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The secrets of Quiberon Bay (Must-Read for your preparation!)
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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

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Circolo Vela Arco

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.


Euro 2016

In September 2016 the International Contender European Championships shall be hosted by Highcliffe Sailing Club, located on the south coast of the UK, close to the picturesque town of Christchurch in Dorset. The location is only 45 mins drive from the ferry port of Portsmouth and 3 hrs from Dover.

Highcliffe has been carefully chosen by the UK Association as a venue that offers the best sailing conditions in the UK. In addition, the club will provide a great holiday venue with on-site camping and campervan spaces.

See Visit Christchurch and the Highcliffe Sailing Club website for details of the area.

The event will comprise of: measurement on the 3rd/4th September, a practice race on the 4th September and 10 championship races held between 5th/9th September.




Worlds 2016

The Worlds 2016 were held from April 20-29, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California. Check out the Santa Cruz Yacht Club website for pictures of the event.

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