• Saturday 11th July - The Contessa Challenge Cup

    Welcome to the Inaugural Contessa 32 Challenge Cup; a day of challenge and adventure in and around the central Solent. With the impracticalities of organising standard Racing and Cruising events due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the CO32 Challenge Cup is intended to be a day of activity and fun while also keeping to the best traditions of sailing. It is not a race but may be competitive, it is not a cruise but will provide some good sailing opportunities. Above all, it is intended to be sociable and engaging for all. We will congregate afloat between 1130 & 1200 - Please email Martin on race@co32.org for details.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Coronavirus July Update

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  • Racing & Cruising Programme 2020

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  • 50th Anniversary Celebrations - Save the Date

    Next year, 2021, we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in Lymington June 18th (Friday) to June 20th (Sunday) More details to come soon!

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  • Join the Association

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Welcome to the Contessa 32 Class Association

When Jeremy Rogers and David Sadler created their first sketches of a modest, affordable, sailing boat, little did they suspect that their offspring would, almost half a century later, still be turning heads, and sailing around the world, let alone still being produced. Their design, like so many great designs, proves the axiom: if it looks right, it probably is right.

Good looks, rugged strength, and excellent sailing qualities co-exist in the Contessa as in few other yachts before or since. Few other craft have ever inspired such affection amongst past and present owners and crew.

We hope that this site goes some way to explain why a sailing boat first constructed in 1970 continues to be in such new-build demand and hold such a place in the heart of the rightly-critical, hard-to-impress, sailing community.

  • 2020 Programme

    Cruising and solent racing calendar.

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  • Register Your Boat

    Register your boat here to include it in the Association's file of all Contessa 32s.

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