Contender Worlds 2017 Denmark
Contender Worlds 2017 - Worlds 2017


In July 2017 the International Contender World Championships shall be hosted by Sønderborg Yachtclub (SYC), located just north of the German – Danish border.

Notice og race and entry

Notice of race published and entry is open for worlds 2017.


New: Last chance for early entry fee postponed until July 10th

Danish Nationals (pre-worlds) July 12-14th 2017

Early: 75,00 euro or 500,00 DKK

Late: 90,00 euro or 650,00 DKK

World championship: July 15-21st 2017

Early: 275,00 euro or 2.000,00 DKK

Late: 325,00 euro or 2.375,00 DKK



Contender “fun for all”

If you are a contendersailor no need to say more. If not a contendersailor go and be convinced.




Bay of Sønderborg

Launching from either the slipway in the leisure-harbour in Sønderborg or the neighbouring sand-beach.





Danish Nationals: 12th-14th July

Registration and measurement: 15th-16th July

Dates for racing: 17th-21st July

Offcial information

Notice of race (NOR), Sailing instructions, entry, etc. to be read on manage to sail



Many option: Hotel, B&B, hostels, cabin, or tent/caravan on the neigbouring campsite

See yourself on www.visitsonderborg.com





  • Germany (at the German - Danish border another 15 km on autobahn, turn right towards “Sønderborg”, 25 km on autobahn and you pass the bridge across “Alssund”, turn right and continue to the leisure-harbour)
  • Amsterdam (660 km)
  • Hook of Holland (720 km)
  • Calais (950 km)
  • Garda (1330 km)


  • Copenhagen airport connecting to Sønderborg airport
  • Billund airport (130 km)
  • Hamburg airport (230 km)


Weather conditions to expect during summer


Variable, but two main-scenarios



If a high pressure system is sitting on Denmark you can expect quite stable rather nice and calm conditions.
  • Air temperature: at day 20-25 C
  • Water temperature: climbing towards 20 C
  • Sun/rain: Sunny and hardly any rain
  • Wind: Variable in strenght and mostly to the low side and the wind might come from east, south or west. Sea breeze from south to west might occur.


If low-pressure systems are travelling across Europe you can expect more chilly air and stronger winds.

  • Air temperature: at day 15-20 C
  • Water temperature: 15-20 C
  • Sun/rain: showers and sun alternating
  • Wind:Mostly westerly og southernly winds from a few to 10-12 meters per second. Rarely above.


Meters per scond to knots : Multiply by two


Danish met-office actual forecast "Sønderborg"



Sønderborg is situated on both sides of the beautiful “Alssund”, which seperates the island of “Als” from the peninsula of “Jylland”


Next to the harbour a sandy beach, good for children.


Less than five minutes by foot north of the harbour you’ll find Sønderborg Castle. Impressive medieval castle. King Christian II of Denmark spent 17 years imprisoned on the castle from 1532 after his was deposed.


Just across the straight “Dybbøl Mill” and “Dybbøl fortress”. The fiercest fighting in the German - Danish war i 1864 took place at this site. Visitors center: Learn about the complex German - Danish history in this frontierland and the war in 1864 and walk the remains of the fortifications.


The Danish countryside can be described as neat: Fields and forests alternating, mostly well and orderly maintained and a lot of islands and water, nowhere more than 50 kilometers to the sea. But don’t expect any rocks, high hills not to say mountains. Nowhere 200 meters above sealevel.


On the island of Als the industrial company “Danfoss” was founded and still got it’s headquarters and “Danfoss Universe” learn about science and engineering in a playful manner. 25 kilometers.


Legoland: Lego bricks, lego exhibition and lego amusementpark for children. Not necessary to say more. 140 kilometers away in Billund.



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Visit sonderborg

Danish met-office actual forecast “Sønderborg”

Sønderborg Yachtclub (SYC)

Worlds 2009 Sønderborg

GER 551 Christoph Homeier around the bottom mark in style.

2017 you do it - Contender "fun for all"