Contender world championship 2023 - News

July 8th, 2023

Contender world championship 2023 settled.

As the wind most of the day was absent and if present very weak no racing today and the final results unchanged from July 7th.

Top five results at the 2023 world championship

  1. Søren Andreasen 14 points
  2. Christoph Homeier 26 points
  3. Mark Bulka 29 points
  4.  Jesper Armbrust 29 point
  5. Max Billerbeck 34 points

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Søren Andreasen on one of the windy days

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The danisk contender association would like to give all the best credits to Kerteminde Sailing Club, all the voluteers, the jury and the measurement-team for a great and well organized regatta. Thank you all so much!


July 7th, 2023

As predicted light winds today and even sunshine.

Wind in the morning from the west gradually turning north.

In the afternoon from the east - seabreeze.

First race goldfleet today scheduled to start at 9.15 and the silverfleet 10 minutes later.

The races got underway in shifty light winds.

The lightwind and light sailors had their day, while the bigger sailors were suffering.

Race two was delayed by some general recalls and abandoned starts due to windshifts.

In the middle of  race two the wind turned almost 90 degrees to the north and the race was abandoned.

After a break ashore race two got underway in light wind from the east. The wind drecreased gradually throughout the race.

No more races were started today.

After 7 races top 5 are

  1. Søren Andreasen 14 points
  2. Christoph Homeier 26 points
  3. Mark Bulka 29 points
  4.  Jesper Armbrust 29 point
  5. Max Billerbeck 34 points

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 Two more races are planed tomorrow. But the windforecast is even lighter winds.

July 6th, 2023

Another windy day.

Average wind 15-20 knots and gusts above 25 knots. The wind came with the clouds and decreased when the clouds had passed by the bay of Kerteminde.

Three races in two fleets lasted about two hours from first start to the next race was ready to start.

Starting at 11 a.m. the gradually decimating fleet came ashore around 5-6 p.m. in one last violent gust.

Tomorrrow a completely different business: Around 6 knots in the morning and late in the afternoon. In between less.

Therefore first start at 9.15 a.m.

Now the qualifiying series is over after four races and the gold and silverfleet are meant to sail 4 races over the next two days.

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July 5th, 2023

The weatherforecast today was strong winds in the morning and late in the afternoon and night.

Start of racing thus was postponed to 2. p.m.

Many competitors chose to stay ashore.

Race one was started in 15-20 knots and stayed there. As the wind was from a southeasterly direction big waves.

Another part of the fleet chose to go ashore before race two.

Race two started in 20+ knots and increased during the the race.

So some tired sailors came ashore between 5 and 6 p.m.

After the two first races Søren Andreasen, Ed Presley and Simon Mussell are in the lead with 4 points each.

Four points behind Jesper Armbrust and Mark Bulka.

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Tomorrow three races are scheduled with a windforecast of app. 15 knots and maybe even some sun.


July 4th, 2023

Racing today was postponed with first start at 1. pm. due to strong winds.

On the way to the racecourse many competitors discovered that the windstreght really was strong and well above the limit of 25 knots average, which stops racing.

Everybody came safe in after some strugle and all racing was abandoned today.

First start tomorrow postponed to 2 p.m. - again due to strong winds.

Sailor of the day: Christoffer Zahle Alstrup, newcomer to the danish class decided not to sail his contender today, but went out with a rib to assist.

They found an abandoned contender upside down.

Christoffer jumped on to the capsized contender in his swimmingshorts and his lifewest got the dinghy upright and balanced the dinghy, while it was towed to the habour by the rib. On the way in Frank Hinsch in a full wetsuit took over the dinghy and sailed it to the harbour.

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July 3th, 2023

Measurement done and official opening of the world championship done.

Now we are only waiting to start racing.

But we have to wait and see...

The weatherforecast is very strong winds for the next two days near or above the limit of 25 knots wind average that stops racing.


July 1st, 2023

Danish national championship settled

Four races on June 30th in medium shifty winds from the west, meaning only small waves.

Four races on July 1st in stronger winds from south to southwest. Still shifty but now with rather confused choppy waves.

On day one Graeme Wilcox was very fast with three wins and a second and a good lead by the end of the day.

On day two Simon Mussell took over with three wins and a second.

On day two Graeme Wilcoxs results -though not winning a race- were sufficient to save Graeme victory in the regatta.

For the rest of the fleet the changing wind conditions resulted in quite some change on the scoreboard from day one to day two.

Top five in the regatta:

  1. Graeme Wilcox (GBR)
  2. Mark Bulka (AUS)
  3. Christoph Homeier (GER)
  4. Simon Mussell (GBR)
  5. Jesper Armbrust (DEN)

Graeme Wilcox wins the regatta.

But Jesper Armbrust is danish champion as the rules for danish championships only allows  a member of a danish sailingclub to become danish champion.

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June 27th, 2023

Weather information for Kerteminde

Danish meteorological office weather forecast Kerteminde

Danish navy wind map Kerteminde

Windspeed in meters per second. To convert to knots per second: multiply by 2
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June 17th, 2023

Sailing instructions

Sailing instructions are published and can be found to read as follows:

Pre-worlds/danish championship

World championship

June 16th, 2023


By the timelimit for registration at the contender world championship 2023 In Kerteminde 120 contendersailors have registered for the world championship and 76 for the pre-worlds/danish championship.

However you can still register for the danish championship until June 28th at managetosail

The participants represent twelfe nations from three continents.

wc 2023 participants



World championship 2023 in Denmark

The International Contender World Championship 2023 will be sailed beginning of  July on the bay of Kerteminde - right in the centre of Denmark due to this schedule:


Program2023 korr1


The organizing club is Kerteminde Sejlklub (KS), which runs many big regattas every year - both national and international.

Offcial information

Programme, Notice of race (NOR), Sailing Instructions (SI), entrylist, messages etc. is published on the regatta management system Manage2sail as follows:

Danish championship 2023

Eventdates: June 30- July 1.
Entryfee: 900 DKK (app. 120 Euro)
Last entrydate. June 24.
Entry until June 28. + 200 DKK (app. 26 Euro)

World championship 2023

Eventdates: July 28.
Entryfee: 2600 DKK (app. 345 Euro)
Last entrydate. June 1.
Entry until June 15. + 400 DKK (app. 52 Euro)

Notice: You have to enter either regatta separately

Services included in the fees, extra services you might buy, how to pay, sailingarea, timetable etc.: To read in the links for either regatta.



The bay of Kerteminde is right in the  centre of Denmark facing east and quite regular in depth. In the neightbouring Great Belt however the current is running either North or South with variable strenght. This might create minor currents in the bay – quite difficult to predict.

Tide: Not significant

Bay of Kerteminde

 Kerteminde bugt


Great belt




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 rather 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. Wind might come from east, south or west. Rarely from North. Sea breeze from southeast might occur.


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

Air temperature: at day 15-25 C

Water temperature: 15- 20 C

Sun/rain: showers and sun alternating

Wind:  Mostly westerly or southernly winds from a few to 10-12 meters per second. Rarely above.

Meters per scond to  knots : Multiply by two

Harbour, facilities, lauching etc.

Kerteminde leisure-harbour is a big, modernized and very popular harbour with good facilities for visiting sailors.

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

Boat chandlery on the harbour.


Many option: Hotel, B&B, hostels, cabin, or tent/caravan on the harbour area.



In Europe:

From the German-Danish border 175 km

Hook of Holland 840 km

Calais 1080 km

Riva del Garda 1510 km


Copenhagen airport 150 km

Hamburg airport 330 km

containerharbour in Hamburg 330 km or Aarhus 170 km each way if necesssary to pick up boats.



Kerteminde is a town of app. 6.000 citizens on the eastcoast of the island of Funen founded as so many other danish towns and cities on fishing and seatransportation.

Just a few things you and your family could enjoy during your stay:

Next to the harbour a sandy beach good for children.

5 minutes walk from the harbour: Aquarium “Fjord og Bælt” focused on the biology - seals, porpoises, fish etc. - in nearby Great Belt. Great for children.

Right across the street at the windmill the home and now museum of the danish naturlist painter Johannes Larsen.

7 kilometers to the west “Ladbyskibet” A vikingship used for a burial. On basis of the escavations a reconstruction can be seen inside the burial mound.

20 kilometers to the west in neigbouring city Odense the home of birth and museum of the most famous dane ever: Hans Christian Andersen.

20 kilometers to the north nature reserve “Fyns hoved” where the tip of Funen and the sea meet.

The island of Funen has good soil for agriculture hence the earls, barons etc. got rich on the work of the peasants and there are still many castles, manors etc. Most famous the rennaisance castle Egeskov.


Kerteminde Sejlklub (KS)

Visit Kerteminde

Danish met-office local forecast search for: “Kerteminde”