Kick starting the new European sailing season, Contest Yachts have just celebrated their 60 years of fine yacht building with a fantastic transformation of construction hall to big-top party venue for the 180 partying Contest owners joining the anniversary celebrations.
Starting as an Open Day with yard and yacht tours, guests also enjoyed discussion with key suppliers such as Mastervolt, North Sails, Selden, Kuiper Insurance, RobWink watermakers, Rake Rigging and more. And making a special guest appearance, famed Volvo and America’s Cup sailor Simeon Tienpont provided a peek into the world of high-speed foiling and his new charge, DutchSail 36, which is Holland’s first ever attempt at the Auld Mug, set for the 2021 America’s Cup challenge.
Welcoming guests, Contest Yachts CEO Arjen Conijn said, “In 60 years and three generations of family ownership we have come a long way, but we could not have come this far without our wider Contest family. That family is everyone here and all our many owners and friends from all around the world and with whom for six decades we have been building dreams together. We now look forward to the next 60 years together!”
The celebrations continue through the year with the summer rallies and regattas next:
Sevenstar Contest Cup – 31 May-2 June, Medemblik, Holland
Sevenstar Contest Mallorca Meeting – 13-15 June, Port Adriano, Mallorca.