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THE CHALLENGE GROUP

Challenge Sailcloth is a technology driven leader in the design and manufacture of materials for wind driven watersports. 

A longtime leader in woven fabrics for the sailmaking industry, Challenge is now a leader in high performance ultra-light materials for Yacht Racing, Kite and Wing foiling, as well as for outdoor mountain sports.

We regularly develop materials with our clients for specialized applications, rather than solely selling “off-the-shelf” materials.

Challenge Sailcloth is owned by the Bainbridge Family, who founded the first Global technical textile company, Howe & Bainbridge in 1917. Our team has the longest continuous record of innovation in Wind Sports.

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GREEN-TEC FROM

Sustainable Textiles and Laminates

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RECYCLED FABRIC

Challenge’s ECOPAK™ technology produced the first sailcloth made with 100% recycled fiber and film. Constructed with REPREVE® rPET fiber, our fabric is durable, high performance and long lasting.

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NON-TOXIC ADHESIVE

Many of our sailcloth styles are laminated into composite fabrics, using our proprietary adhesive, which does not contain toxic solvents or VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Others laminate with solvent-based adhesives necessitating energy-intensive drying ovens. Challenge has taken the progressive step of eliminating harmful chemicals from the start !

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RECYCLED FILM

The proprietary Challenge RUV™ film backing is 100% recycled and 97% UV resistant. Challenge RUV™ lasts 5 times longer in the sun than conventional film used in other fabrics - a big breakthrough in extending performance.

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UPWIND WOVEN

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UPWIND LAMINATE

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DOWNWIND & REACH

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