Challenger Class Association

Challenger Programme 2024

These dates are correct as of 13 June 2024.

Date Event
24-25 February (Sat & Sun) RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show, Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.
20-21 April (Sat & Sun) Scottish Traveller 1, Lochaber Yacht Club
27-28 April (Sat & Sun) Coaching weekend, Rutland Sailing Club
Yachts and Yachting report.
4-5 May (Sat & Sun) Scottish Traveller 2, Castle Semple Sailing Club
Yachts and Yachting report with results.
18-19 May (Sat & Sun) WISH Challenger Regatta, Wigan and St Helens Sailing Club
Yachts and Yachting report with results.
1-2 June (Sat & Sun) English Open Challenger Championship, Scaling Dam Sailing and Watersports Club
Yachts and Yachting report with results.
15-16 June (Sat & Sun) Grafham Challenger Regatta, Grafham Water Sailability
6-7 July (Sat & Sun) Scottish Traveller 3 CCC Duncan's Regatta, Bardowie Loch
20-21 July (Sat & Sun) Welsh Open Challenger Championship, Llyn Brenig Sailing Club
3-4 August (Sat & Sun) Scottish Traveller 4 incorporating the Scottish Open Challenger Championship, Loch Venachar Sailing Club
24-25 August (Sat & Sun) Scottish Traveller 5, Loch Earn Sailing Club
7-8 September (Sat & Sun) Challenger Open, Ogston Sailing Club
27-29 September (Fri - Sun) UK Open Challenger Championship, Rutland Sailing Club
Sailors intending to compete in the event should book their accommodation as soon as possible as the club will be much busier than usual.

Open handicap events

If you are an experienced Challenger sailor, who can tow your own boat and have sufficient help to build, dismantle, launch and recover it independently, then you may be interested in competing in open handicap events. Challengers regularly take part in the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. Please email us before entering as not all venues are suitable for Challengers. These events usually have big fleets (over 100 boats) and attract sailors of exceptionally high standards.

Challengers also take part in other open events. Before doing so it is prudent to contact the venue to check it is suitable for a Challenger. Please email us if you have competed in open events at Challenger friendly venues and would like to recommend them to others.