We Go The Extra Mile!
Contender Sailcloth manufactures an extensive range of sailcloth with characteristics that are fundamental to modern sail design. Contender Sailcloth is recognized for its commitment to quality and is selected by leading sailmakers around the world.
To ensure the high standard of quality we expect of our sailcloth, Contender Sailcloth controls the production process from start to finish. Yarn is spun, woven, and finished to our specifications. With over 30 years in sailcloth textile manufacture and design, Contender Sailcloth has inserted quality control into every step of the sailcloth production process. The 2019 addition of Contender Finishing GmbH in Germany continues our hands-on approach to sailcloth manufacturing.
The Contender Sailcloth crew consists largely of sailors. We are proud to be able to support our product range with advice based on experience as well as technical data. By focusing on developing close relationships with sailmakers worldwide, Contender Sailcloth commits itself to making sure that sails built with our cloth meet and exceed expectations.
Cloth specifically engineered for particular configurations
For the ambitious yachtsman who demands the best performance
ZigZag reinforced aramid for the racing and performance cruising sailor
Premium awning fabric
Contender Sailcloth's woven cloth, made from our unique Fibercon® yarns, provides excellent UV resistance with superior shape retention. Our fabrics are produced with custom designed constructions and given a “use based” finish, tailored to your cruising needs or competition aspirations. In this way your sails are sure to fit your needs, perform optimally, and hold up against the elements.
We are proud to be the market leader in spinnaker cloth. Our complete range of spinnaker fabric offers a solution for every type of spinnaker and gennaker from downwind cruising to racing applications. Regatta competitors and Olympic medal winners have used Contender Sailcloth's spinnaker cloth for years with consistent performance and “top of the fleet” results.
Cruisers who opt for Contender Sailcloth spinnaker cloth know that their downwind sails will take them far and wide with reliability and efficiency.
Contender Sailcloth offers a laminate range that answers the demand for increasingly lighter, yet dimensionally stable, durable sails.
Whether you are looking for performance-oriented cruising sails, offshore racing sails, or sails designed for high end one design and fleet competition, Contender Sailcloth's laminates provide cross cut and radial cut options for the discerning sailmaker.
Worldwide Sailcloth Technology
Through close cooperation and advice from sailors and sailmakers all over the world, we have an exceptionally good knowledge of sailcloth. Great emphasis in the production of our fabric is on quality control. After the cloth comes from the weaving mills to Contender Finishing GmbH in Germany for the final part of the production process, the finishing, this control is extensively inspected for both the cosmetic and physical properties of the cloth.
Contender Sailcloth is represented with offices and by agents in 9 countries. Please feel free to get in touch with one of our team members!
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