SAILKOTE™ Plus: Benefits for Racers

sailkoteplus uk - sail treatment for racing sails
We used to struggle with the massive spinnakers on our International 6 Metre dragging them around a huge genoa. So we had our new kite coated with McLubes Sail Kote. What a difference! The kite hoisted and dropped like a dream. Slick mark roundings certainly helped us win 4 out 5 regattas this year.
Andy Ash-Vie
Wildcat II
Coupe de lEntente Cordiale
French Nationals
Cowes Classic Week
Tattinger Royal Solent Regatta

Key Benefits for Racers

  • MILDEW PROTECTION - Virtually eliminates the chances of mildew attack
  • REDUCED WEAR - Less friction and chafing
  • GENOA SAIL SETTING - Genoas tack more easily.
  • SPINNAKER SAIL SETTING - Spinnakers are easier to hoist and lower.
  • TELL TALES - These will fly more easily as they wont stick to the sail.
  • CLEANER AND DRYER SAILS - Repels water. Dirt resistant.
  • PROVEN TRACK RECORD - Tried and tested on thousands of sails

Racing Sails

SAILKOTE Plus prevents mildew growth. Nobody wants ugly mildew on their sails, whether you race OR cruise.

Less porosity and less water absorption on spinnakers. SAILKOTE Plus can decrease the porosity (less wind blows through the sail) of a nylon sail. This is particularly effective with older sails that you are trying to breathe new life into, as it will decrease the water absorption as well. Spinnakers that get wet during take-downs will dry much faster, keeping them lighter and faster.

Better spinnaker handling. Sailkoted spinnakers and asymmetricals are easier to raise and lower. In addition, asymmetrics are easier to gybe, due to less friction as the sail rides over itself during a gybe.

Genoas tack more easily. Sailkoted genoas will glide across the rigging and mast during tacks much more easily and sustain less spreader damage than un-koted sails. You should also consider spraying the lower rigging and mast as well. Telltales fly more freely, especially when sails are wet (or have you just been pinching all this time?).