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Hull Type:  Centerboard Dinghy Rig Type:  Cat
LOA:  16.00' / 4.88m LWL:  15.00' / 4.57m
Beam:  4.67' / 1.42m Listed SA:  112 ft2 / 10.4 m2
Draft (max.)  4.33' / 1.32m Draft (min.)  0.33' / 0.10m
Displacement:  225 lbs./ 102 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  48.48 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  29.76
Designer:  Ben Lexcen
Builder:  
Construction:  Wood/FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1968 Last Built:   # Built:  2200
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Rondar Raceboats
More about & boats built by:   Performance Sailcraft
More about & boats built by:   Windrush Yachts (AUS)
More about & boats built by:   Chris Somner Dinghy Services (UK)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Ben Lexcen
RELATED LINKS
  Contender Class (INT) Association  contenderclass.org
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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