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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Adult

Approximately how many class members do you have? 25

About Contender

The contender is a single-handed trapezing dinghy, invented in 1967 by Bob Millar. It is very popular throughout Europe with fleets in Australia and North America.


Boats Produced: Over 2700

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Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 50

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

St. Petersburg, Florida

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  170

Boat Designed in 1967

Beam: 6′

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 183 lbs

Draft: 4’75”

Mast Height: 21′