The International Contender is one of the most exhilarating boats to sail, the Contender enjoys the varied sailing conditions we have at Lancing. This class has stood the test of time being one of the first single-handed boats to have a trapeze, bringing with it incredible performance. Not a boat for the total beginner, but you will not want to come ashore once mastered and off on a windy reach.

The Contender is ready to sail in a flash. Cover off, sail up, rudder on and you are away (and no unreliable crew to worry about). The class has not stood still and some boats have a carbon mast and boom with a loose-footed sail. Second-hand Contenders can be purchased from just a few hundred pounds, offering a lot of fun for not too much money. If you are interested come and talk to us at the club.