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Superlite / Superkote

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For the ambitious yachtsman who demands the best performance

Since 1995 the winners of the Americas Cup have always chosen the superior quality of Contender spinnaker cloth for their downwind sails. This is also the case with the winner of the most recent Volvo Ocean Race! To produce cloths of this standard, 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.

The Superlite, Superkote and Dynakote series together constitute a complete range of spinnaker fabrics that contains the right cloth for every type of spinnaker.

Technical specs

Style
Construction
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Warp x fill
SL40
30 x 20
31
gr.
0.72 sm. oz.
41
kg.
SL50
30 x 20
34
gr.
0.79 sm. oz.
45
kg.
SK60
30 x 30
36
gr.
0.84 sm. oz.
45
kg.
SK70
30 x 30
38
gr.
0.88 sm. oz.
42
kg.
SK75
30 x 30
40
gr.
0.93 sm. oz.
48
kg.
SK80
30 x 30
43
gr.
1.01 sm. oz.
55
kg.
SK90
30 x 40
47
gr.
1.10 sm. oz.
60
kg.
SK130
70 x 50
58
gr.
1.35 sm. oz.
75
kg.
SK150
70 x 70
71
gr.
1.65 sm. oz.
75
kg.
SK200
140 x 110
106
gr.
2.47 sm. oz.
135
kg.
SK250
140 x 140
127
gr.
2.96 sm. oz.
145
kg.
SK350
210 x 210
150
gr.
3.50 sm. oz.
160
kg.

Actual weight g/m2

Breaking load kg/5cm

Comparative features

Superlite / Superkote
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Diagonal stability
Stretch resistance (modulus)
Breaking strength
Resistance to tearing
Porosity
Water repellency

Weight range Performance Superlite and Superkote

style Weight construction
sm.oz. / g/m2 Warp x Fill
SL 40 0.72 / 31 30 x 20
SL 50 0.79 / 34 30 x 20
SK 60 0.84 / 36 30 x 30
SK 70 0.88 / 38 30 x 30
SK 75 0.93 / 40 30 x 30
SK 80 1.01 / 43 30 x 30
SK 90 1.10 / 47 30 x 40
SK 130 1.35 / 58 70 x 50
SK 150 1.65 / 71 70 x 70
SK 200 2.47 / 106 140 x 110
SK 250 2.96 / 127 140 x 140
SK 350 3.50 / 150 210 x 210

Applications Superlite and Superkote Asymmetric

Sail AWA Reacher Runner
Light Medium Heavy Light Medium Heavy
Leech Length ft./ mtr. 70˚-120˚ 70˚-120˚ 90˚-130˚ 110˚-150˚ 110˚-150˚ 120˚-165˚
39 / 12 SL 50 SK 80-60 SK 90 SL 40 SK 60 SK 130-90
49 / 15 SL 50 SK 80-60 SK 130-90 SL 50 SK 60 SK 130-90
59 / 18 SL 50 SK 80 SK 130-90 SL 50 SK 60 SK 130
69 / 21 SK 60-50 SK 130-90 SK 150-130 SL 50 SK 80-60 SK 150-130
79 / 24 SK 60-50 SK 130-90 SK 250-150 SL 50 SK 80-60 SK 250-150
89 / 27 SK 80-60 SK 130 SK 350-250 SK 60 SK 130-90 SK 250-150
98 / 30 SK 80-60 SK 150 SK 350-250 SK 60 SK 150-130 SK 250
108 / 33 SK 80-60 SK 250-150 SK 350-250 SK 60 SK 150 SK 350-250

Applications Superlite and Superkote Symmetric

Sail Runner
Luff length ft. / mtr. Light Medium Heavy
39 / 12 SL 40 SK 60 SK 90
49 / 15 SL 40 SK 75 SK 130
59 / 18 SL 40 SK 75 SK 150
69 /21 SL 50 SK 90 SK 150
79 / 24 SK 60 SK 90 SK 250
89 / 27 SK 60 SK 90 SK 250
98 / 30 SK 60 SK 130 SK 250
108 / 33 SK 60 SK 130 SK 350

Color Range* **

natural

new pink

orange

red

gold

yellow

fluor yellow

green

fluor green

dark blue

light blue

lilac

grey

black

*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.

**Please note that fluorescent colors are not colourfast. They fade faster than regular colors as a result of exposure to sunlight. These fluorescent dyes also tend to weaken the cloth and make it less tear-resistant. Given that this is the case, Contender does not recommend the use of fluorescent colors for cruising spinnakers.

style Superlite Superkote
Colors 40 50 60 70 75 80 90 130 150 200 250 350
Natural
New Pink - - - - - - - - -
Orange - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - -
Gold - - - - - - - - -
Yellow - - - - - - - - - -
Fluor Yellow - - - - - - - - - -
Green - - - - - - - - -
Fluor Green - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Blue - - -
Light blue - - - - - - - - - -
Lilac - - - - - - - - - -
Grey - - - - - - - - -
Black - - - - - - - - -