Alongside the racing that makes up the Contessa 32 Inshore Points Series, the Class Association also runs the "Chaos Two-handed Series", for which you can win the Chaos Trophy. The Chaos Two-handed Series runs throughout the same events as the inshore points series and the trophy is awarded to the best performing two-handed boat within the series. The Desmond Cheers Salver is also awarded to the top two-handed boat in the national championship.
The Contessa 32 is fantastic for two-handed racing, big enough to handle whatever is thrown at it while still being manageable by a small crew. While 'gorillas on the rail' are helpful in a blow, the design of the Contessa 32 is such that she still performs exceptionally well without this extra weight.
Racing two handed is a great introduction to racing your Contessa, it's easier to find crew and you can comfortably sleep onboard so don't need to find accommodation. Likewise, for old hands who are used to racing with a crew of six it can be a challenging alternative.
If you are interested in racing Single handed there is an excellent series of inshore and offshore races organised by the Solo Offshore Racing Club. In recent years there have been a couple of Co32's racing with SORC under IRC. If you would like to know more about solo racing your Contessa please contact George Isted.