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ICA Press release May 2020

ICA issued the followin press release in May 2020:

 

PRESS RELEASE

1 May 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the World Championship event scheduled to be held at Medemblik, Netherlands in August 2020 has been regretfully cancelled.

All entrants have had their entry fees refunded.

The World Championship events currently scheduled for Germany and Australia in 2021 and 2022 respectively will, at this stage, proceed as planned.

ICA recognises the current situation may present difficulties for National Associations, therefore and also due to there being no World Championship event this year the ICA will waive 2020 fees to National Associations.

The ICA intends to postpone the Annual General Meeting of the Association until 2021 unless members indicate there is urgent business to be discussed in which case a virtual meeting will be explored.

ICA sends best wishes to all Contender sailors during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis and looks forward to resuming normal activities when it is safe to do so.

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Max Billerbeck wins Contender Worlds 2019

Max Billerbeck from Germany wins the Contender Worlds 2019 in Quiberon, France. The Worlds had a line-up of 127 boats, and the conditions were very light. Only 7 of the scheduled 10 races were sailed and only 3 races on the first 3 days. This left event organisers to split the fleets based only on 3 sailed races, and no drops. 
Graham Scott from Great Britain finished 2nd and Soren Andreasen from Denmark 3rd.

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Mark Bulka wins Australian Nationals 2019

Mark Bulka

Current Worldchampion Mark Bulka wins the 2019 Australian Contender National Championships in Adelaide. Geoff Fisher finished 2nd and Matt Mulder 3rd.

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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/