The European Championships this year will be held at the great venue of La Rochelle. Superb Winds from the Biscayan Bay will provide excellent sailing conditions. Also there is Bordeaux not far away. You may know the famous wine.
Originally designed as a future single handed Olympic dinghy by the young Queenslander in 1966, when he was still known as Bob Miller, the Contender dinghy is celebrating its 40th World Championship in its Queensland design birth place.
Chris Sutherland, Contender Class President says ‘This Worlds is a landmark event for the Contenders. We designed them, we build them and we win in them. Four Australians have won the Worlds on a total of nine occasions.'
Over 60 boats from Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and France are in Brisbane to compete for the championship. The Australian Champs took place 3rd to 6th January 2010 and the Worlds are from 7th to 12th January 2010.
Notice of Race is given for the Contender 40th Anniversary regatta to be held 19-20 September in Italy. In addition to the information below, you can download a PDF which contains full and further information in English and Italian.
Download the file here: Notice of Race
The regatta will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules
Advertising is allowed, as per class rules. All boats may be requested to display the sponsor’s logo, in accordance with the FIV rules.
Races will take place on 19th and 20th September 2009.
First start will be at 1:30 PM on the 19th
Warning signal time of the second day will be posted on the Commitee Board before 20:00 hrs of the previous day.
3 races will be sailed on each day with a maximum of 6 races total. No more than 3 races will be sailed each day.
No races after 4.00 p.m.
The regatta is open to all competitors who are either current members of the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) or members of their National Federation, holding a valid 2009 certificate.
All competitors shall also hold a valid ICA membership card valid for 2009 and shall hold a valid third party insurance covering not less than €1.000.000,00 or equivalent thereof in any other currency for any accident.
The above documentation shall be deposited at the secretary of the organizing commitee before 11:00hrs of the 19th september 2009.
Pre-entry shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Organizing Commitee before the 10th September 2009, either via fax and/or e-mail.
Entry shall be confirmed to the Secretary of the Organizing Commitee before 11:00 hrs of the 19th September 2009
Entry fee is € 40,00
The sailing instructions will be available after 15:00 hrs on September 18th at
the Regatta Office.
The Low Point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will apply
Measurements may be taken by the Race Commitee at any time during and
after the races.
To the first three classified and best under 21, over 50 and under 70 kg.
Interviews with the female sailors
We interviewed the women sailors to see what they thought of the Worlds - up from 2 women last year to 9 registered this year. Direct link to YouTube video