International Contender Mailing List


The Contender email list provides a forum for discussing Contender topics such as:

  • A poll of the lard factor, how much do Contender sailors weigh? And other polls.

  • Schedules, upcoming regattas

  • Regatta results

  • Tacking, Face aft or forward? Why?

  • Gybing, capsize techniques (They really go together)

  • Tuning tips

  • Why should I use Pro-Grip

  • How do I buy Pro-Grip

  • How do I apply Pro-Grip

  • How do I remove Pro-Grip

  • Centreboard rake

  • Promoting the Contender

  • What direction should the class take?

  • What the class officers should be doing?

  • What should you be doing?

  • Trailer questions and answers


Post questions, supply information of general interest to everyone.
Expect a few messages each day increasing when a hot topic
appears. More than 350 addressees from 11 countries as of the end
of February 2004. (Some of us have more than one email address.)


This is a protected email list. It will not lead to an increase in
unwanted spam. There are three moderators ensuring that the free
form discussions about Contenders flows freely and stepping in
rapidly to stop the very occasional Spammer. Spammers are
kicked out of the membership after they violate our trust once.

There are no banner advertisements in the mailings. It is
supported by the International Contender Association for your
benefit. Email from email list members is distributed to the


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This Page was last updated Monday 10 April 2006 by Gil Woolley