Contender

1968
Designer
Ben Lexcen
Builders
Rondar Raceboats
Performance Sailcraft
Windrush Yachts
Chris Somner Dinghy Services
Association
Contender Class (INT) Association
# Built
2200
Hull Type
Centerboard Dinghy
Construction
Wood/FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
16 0 / 4.9 m
Waterline Length
14 11 / 4.6 m
Beam
4 7 / 1.4 m
Draft
0 3 / 0.1 m 4 3 / 1.3 m
Displacement
220 lbs / 102 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cat (Marconi)
Reported Sail Area
112.1 ft2 / 10.4 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.19 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
48.44
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
29.76
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
2.9
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
3.07
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Single handed dinghy w/trapeze.
Originally presented at a set of trails for selection of a new single handed dinghy class, sponsored by the IYRU and held at La Baule (FRA) in 1966. (A similar event held the previous year at Weymouth proved inconclusive)
An International class since 1968.


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