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Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

SELDEN Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S Range Released Seldén has recently launched a dinghy-sized jib furler for its Furlex range of headsail reefing systems. The new top swivel and bottom furler feature the same quality, innovation and performance that has made Furlex the world’s best-selling range of furling systems. The unit is manufactured from glass-filled composite with moulded-in stainless steel reinforcement. This includes the attachment toggle that will fit most dinghy bow fittings. Once in place, the drum cover can be easily adjusted to achieve the correct exit angle for...

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

Contender Products at Work Photos by Michael Chittendon. Boats Fire stopping and overall winner 2017 Nationals TJS using Contender Dynakote 75 spinnaker cloth and AX40 skiff cloth for Jibs (TJS only). Two 16 foot Skiffs sporting main sail and jib from AX40, Dynakote 75 spinnaker and Rutgerson 1194-014B adjustable clewboards.

2017 Australian 16ft Champ - Sarah Lee

2017 Australian 16ft Champ - Sarah Lee

Photo by Michael Chittendon. At the Australia’s 16ft Championships January 2017, Sarah Lee is the first female skipper to win a heat in the 98 years of championship racing. She won race 5 on the boat Lee Sails representing Manly Skiff Club. Lee and her crew won eighth spot overall in the Regatta, which is the highest score for a female skipper ever at the Regatta. Lee skippered her boat and crew to earn four top-10 finishes throughout seven heats. All sails, spinnaker and jib on Lee Sails were made using Contender...

2017 Southport Race Contender Products In Action

2017 Southport Race Contender Products In Action

Contender Goods in Action The inaugural Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Race held January 2017 was a fantastic event. The course covered 370 miles and all 18 starters reached the finish line in Southport in good time. Most photos were taken by photographer Stephen Collopy and use of photos kindly donated by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Jan Scholten skippered the boat Panchax, a Stuart34 in the PHS division representing Avalon Sailing Club, which did very well. Panchax was the 12th boat to cross the finish line, finishing the race in 2...

2017 New Rutgerson ABC Clewboards

2017 New Rutgerson ABC Clewboards

January 2017 ABC Clewboards The latest addition to the Rutgerson clewboard range is three sizes of clewboard for webbing fastening. These clewboards are called A, B or C and correspond to the equivalent headboard webbing range. The A clewboard is suitable for boats up to 40ft (monohull), the B clewboard is suitable for boats up to 48ft (monohull) and the largest clewboard C is suitable for boats up to 65ft (monohull). The ABC clewboards are made of black or silver anodized aluminium plates. The webbing slots are smoothly rounded in order to...

RBS Battens In Stock

RBS Battens In Stock

Battens make a difference to both the performance and durability of your sails. At Contender we are pleased to include RBS in our stock and strive to bring you the most comprehensive range of battens available. From contract cruising, one design, cruiser racer to grand prix racing we have a solution. Refer to page 18 of our 2016 Hardware Catalogue to aid in your batten selection.

The METS and the Vendée Globe: November will be busy!

The METS and the Vendée Globe: November will be busy!

Next week Jon Kimberley, our sales manger, will be traveling to Amsterdam for the METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show)  to meet our suppliers including Contender Sailcloth , Selden Masts , Rutgerson Marin, Weathermax , RBS Battens, Ino Blocks. Below something that came across my desk.  The INO Block has managed to be used on 1/3 of the Vendee Globe entrants. Not a bad effort for such a young company.   This most amazing race with amazing designs are always pushing boundaries.  Weight saving and reliability is everything for those campaigns.  Contender...

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