RFBYC's Contenders Fleet Captain is: Simon Barwood


The International Contender is a single-handed high performance sailing dinghy. The boat has a trapeze which allows the sailor to use his weight more effectively. The design of the boat does not favour sailors within a narrow or extreme size or weight range, past champions have ranged from 60 kg to more than 90 kg. While physical fitness, agility and strength are advantageous, good technical sailing skills and experience can count for more.