Challenger Class Association

What we do

The Challenger is a 15' single-handed trimaran which is predominantly sailed and raced by disabled and less mobile sailors.

Challengers are widely sailed in Sailability groups (see Where to sail a Challenger).

The Challenger Class Association coordinates a number of racing events each year and encourages more experienced sailors to compete in club racing and open events.

Scottish Open Challenger Championship

The Scottish Open Challenger Championship will take place at Loch Venachar Sailing Club during the weekend 5-6 August (Sat & Sun). Enter by 28 July (late entries may be accepted).

See: Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and online entry

Challengers at Loch Venachar
Fast sailing


Contact the Challenger Class Association by email or Facebook.

Join us

To compete in Challenger regattas you must be a member of the Challenger Class Association. The current annual membership subscription is £15. If interested, send us an email.

Fast sailing

Buying a new Challenger

Challengers are built by:

White Formula

Link to White Formula

This is the most recent price list and contact details for White Formula are here.

If you are interested in buying a new Challenger you should contact White Formula for information on prices and possible delivery times.

Second-hand Challengers

There is a small second-hand market for Challengers. They sell for anything between £250 and £5500 depending on the age and condition.

Challenger for sale
Close racing

Buying new sails

To race at Challenger regattas (and many open meetings) the sail must have been made by the official sailmaker for the class. Since 2019 the official Challenger sailmaker has been:

Pinnell and Bax

Sails can be bought from the P&B website.

Sails made before 2019 can still be used for racing provided they were made by the official sailmaker of the time (these are predominantly Mouse Sails).

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