Contender
Sailcloth

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Contender Sailcloth

Worldwide sailcloth technology for every yachtsman and his sailmaker.

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Our story

Contender is a family owned business that was proudly founded in 1986 by Guus Bierman, a passionate yachtsman who made it to the Olympics in 1972. Watch his story and how Contender moved towards the organization they are today here:

Our Story

“Sailcloth in my Stomach”

The very first Superkote –  By Guus Bierman