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Contender Worlds 2015

Contender Worlds 2015 Medemblik

Dutch Open Championship 22 - 24 July
Contender World Championship 25 - 31 July

Medemblik The Netherlands

The Aussie container arrived @ Medemblik

News Posted on 24 Jun, 2015 07:14:04

125 entries!!!

News Posted on 22 Jun, 2015 17:37:21

125 entries so far and still counting!!

Don’t forget the early-bird entrie fee ends at the end of the month!!

that means fill in the entryform and pay th entry fee by bank transfer of PayPal before the 1st of July

Early-bird entry fee till end the end of June!

News Posted on 16 Jun, 2015 00:16:15

There are only two weeks left for reduces entry fee Contender World Championship 2015 Medemblik.

Link to entryform:

Register and pay before the 1st of july 2015!!
photo: Caroline Kramer-Van Den Broek

We Welcome our new sponsor De Lijnenspecialist

News Posted on 10 Jun, 2015 09:42:41

De Lijnenspecialist: vakwerk in touwwerk!

De Lijnenspecialist is an (online) store for sailing and sailors with an eye for detail, quality and good service. We develop a lot of our lines in house with various factories in Europe, this not only leads to unique lines, but also to sharp price!

– Free Delivery on orders over 50 Euros (The Netherlands and Belgium only)

– Lowest Price Guarantee

– Largest range of the Benelux

– Expert advice

– Custom made


We Welcome our new sponsor Wave Loft

News Posted on 10 Jun, 2015 09:31:18

Quality dinghy covers and boat covers from Wave Loft.
Wave Loft manufacture and supply a wide range of textile based prodcuts for the boat enthusiast.

Wave Loft can provide you with dinghy and boats covers, canopies, sail bags, foil bags, mast bags, winter storage covers, sail/boom covers, dodgers, binnacle and console covers, clew straps, hatch covers, winch covers, hiking straps and other custom made textile based solutions for your boating needs. We provide covers for dinghies, catamarans, yachts, motor boats, RIBs, jet skis and other forms of personal water craft.

We are continuously expanding our product list, so check out the catalogue to see what’s new. GO TO DINGHY CATALOGUE

At Wave Loft we apply good Design with appropriate Materials selection and best practice Construction techniques to all our in-house manufactured products. Our aim is to provide competitively priced, easy to use prodcuts that deliver what they are supposed to.

All our covers are manufactured in house at our workshop based near Falmouth in Cornwall (GBR). We pride ourselves on meeting our customers needs and offer an 18 month guarantee on all our Dinghy Covers. We provide excellent after sales care and will help wherever we can to ensure that our products work for you.

Wave Loft also offer a Cover and Sail repair service. The useable life of most covers and sails can be extended through regular maintenance, and repair of faults and damage before they become terminal.

Whether you need a new boat cover, yacht canopy, or sail bag, or a boat cover or sail repaired we have what you need at prices you can afford. At Wave Loft our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest calibre.

Browse our Web site for more information about Wave Loft.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Wave Loft representative regarding our boat products and repair services, please e-mail us at

At Wave Loft, the customer always comes first.


Paul Verhallen leads the way at the Worlds’ venue

News Posted on 09 Jun, 2015 10:20:05

This weekend saw two days of Contender racing at the IJsselmeer, off Medemblik. That’s where we will have our World Championship six weeks from now. Twelve boats showed up, including Walter Baudisch from Germany and Roel Peerlinck from Belgium, eager to hone their skills on the Medemblik chop.

Foto: Carolien Kramer-Van Den Broek

On Saturday we had three races, in a 15-17 knot westerly breeze, swinging about 15 degrees back and forth. So plenty of chance to get totally lost and crawl back the next beat. With Winfred and Bart capsizing on the start, Paul could get away and win the first race by a considerable margin, with Rik taking second. The second race was for Mark, with Paul second and good old Jan van Wiggen in third. Next was a race with some trading places, that was decided at the last bottom mark: while rounding, a massive gust hit the leaders. Rik got round clear and away, Bart took a swim but recovered to second place. Paul crashed as well and scored his discard. At the end of day one it was Paul leading, over the three Thorborg brothers and Winfred in fifth. Time for a happy hour and a decent meal at the inevitable Brakenboer café.

Foto: Carolien Kramer-Van Den Broek

Next morning was sunny again, with a little less breeze from the north west, swinging a bit more and a bit more variable. So tricky conditions, to say the least. That’s where Winfred comes in. Mark was in the lead from the start to half way the downwind, but Winfred took over. At the finish Paul sneaked in to take second place. In the second it was Bart’s turn to take the lead, but he was reigned in as well by Paul and Winnie. With one race left it was pretty tight, although Paul’s chances were best. Paul and Winfred opened up some gap, but on the run Jan caught up on both and Bart overtook Paul by picking the better side. Jan secured first to become the fifth individual race winner in six raced. Bart passed Winfred on the beat to take second.

Foto: Jantine Vogel

So we had a great test of the waters, the race committee and the local bar. The Dutch are ready to welcome you next month at the Pre-Worlds and the Worlds.

Bart Thorborg
Contender NED 3 It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll…

Uitslag Contender

Punten houden rekening met 1 aftrekwedstrijd

No Zeilno Naam Punten 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 NED 9 Paul Verhallen 10,0 1 2 (5) 2 1 4
2 NED 2576 Winfred Westerman 12,0 3 (5) 3 1 2 3
3 NED 3 Bart Thorborg 15,0 4 4 2 (6) 3 2
4 NED 2291 Jan van Wiggen 19,0 (6) 3 6 4 5 1
5 NED 2 Mark Thorborg 19,0 5 1 4 3 (6) 6
6 NED 1 Rik Thorborg 25,0 2 6 1 (9) 9 7
7 GER 504 Walter Baudisch 35,0 7 7 (8) 8 8 5
8 BEL 1722 Roel Peerlinck 36,0 8 (9) 7 5 7 9
9 NED 2308 Cees de Gruijter 45,0 10 10 10 7 (12) 8
10 NED 2426 Pim Langendijk 46,0 9 8 9 10 10 (dnc)
11 NED 2156 Wim Tak 51,0 (dns) dns dns 11 4 10
12 NED 207 Rep Boonstra 61,0 (dns) dns dns dns 11 11


News Posted on 01 Jun, 2015 22:42:32

We just reach the 120 entries!!!!
Still one month to got with the early bird fee!!

This could be you!!

News Posted on 12 May, 2015 23:05:49

“This could be you, register for the Worlds in Medemblik” ?

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