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Stormlite

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Easy to trim on beam-reach courses

If you are a cruising yachtsman who is looking for a Code Zero or Reacher that is tough and can be trimmed easily, Stormlite is the most suitable cloth for you. The combination of polyester yarn with melamine impregnation make Stormlite into a cloth that retains its shape better than spinnaker fabric made of nylon.

Stormlite retains its shape even under extreme conditions due to the high tensile strength of the polyester yarns. The fabric also has improved durability because of its good UV resistance compared to nylon

To produce the world’s finest spinnaker cloths, Contender works closely with their fibre producers, weavers and the outstanding German finishing company KBC. Thanks to this close co-operation and constant consultation with sailors and sailmakers all over the world, we have built up an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of spinnaker cloth.

Technical specs

Style
Construction
270
240
210
180
150
120
90
60
30
0
Warp x fill
STL 210
150 x 150
145
gr.
3.38 sm. oz.
140
kg.
STL 510
250 x 250
195
gr.
4.52 sm. oz.
250
kg.

Actual weight g/m2

Breaking load kg/5cm

Comparative features

Stormlite
10
9
8
7
6
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4
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2
1
Diagonal stability
Stretch resistance (modulus)
Breaking strength
Resistance to tearing
Durability
Water repellency

Weight range Stormlite Polyester

style Weight construction
sm.oz. / g/m2 Warp x Fill
Stormlite 210 3.38 / 145 150 x 150
Stormlite 510 4.52 / 194 250 x 250

Applications Stormlite

Sail Code Zero 40˚ - 80˚ AP Reacher
Luff length ft. / mtr.
39 / 12 STL 210 -
49 / 15 STL 210 -
59 / 18 STL 510 STL 210
69 / 21 STL 510 STL 210
79 / 24 - STL 210
89 / 27 - STL 210/510
98 / 30 - STL 210/510
108 / 33 - STL 210/510

Color Range*

natural

Red

Blue

*The color samples on display are non-binding. Depending on screen and printer settings, display may deviate from original to differing extent. Sample cards are available upon request.