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Product Code: 2011GAASTRASAVAGE

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Gaastra quality, Gaastra Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Designed by American Dan Kaseler. Developed in USA.

The exciting new no- cam race sail that delivers top of the line Vapor Race sail performance. Combines Matrix like rigging and handling by merging of two sails into one! A fire breathing weapon that will smoke any No-Cam sail that gets close!


R&D:
This particular sail has been on our list of things we wanted to make... and here it is. A sail that can rigand handle easily, while outperform the other guys on cambered sails.

An 8 batten skeleton for the 7.7-9.2m (7 battens for the 6.2-7.2m) combined with the inset clew deliver stellar performance. A revolutionary concept built to annihilate all challengers. The 7.7 rigs on a 460 mast and 206cm boom, while the 9.2 rigs on a 490cm mast and 234cm boom!

Ross Williams:
If there was a PWA discipline requiring no- cam sails this baby would be the bomb! I was impressed with the speed and handling!

Bottom line:

For those that want race like performance without the hassle of cams, this is the easy choice. You could think of this sail as the No-Cam Vapor.

 


INSET CLEW Details!

The Inset Clew shortens the boom, provides effortless acceleration, and higher performance in disturbed wind and choppy conditions. The Inset Clew provides automatic depower control in puffs, by allowing the battens to twist open behind the boom. Normally, in a gust the center of effort moves backward and the draft increases making the sail feel backhanded, and unwieldy. This invention stabilizes the draft depth and holds the center of effort forward keeping the power in your hands where it belongs.

Unlike competitors, the Gaastra Inset Clew repositions the boom and center of effort without compromising the outline. This allows the battens above and below the boom to react to the automatic depower this feature provides. Keeping the area beneath the back of the boom prevents us from needing to put that area somewhere else. Furthermore, this helps maintain a low and easily controlled center of effort. A protective silica bead around the inside of the opening and a maintenance free mini-batten beneath it guarantee smooth shape and infinite longevity.



We designed the Inset Clew to take advantage of a shorter boom without compromising the sails aerodynamics. As sails generate lift, high pressure air from the windward side of the sail tends to move towards the lower pressure air on the leeward side as it clears the trailing edge. Because of this, air at the head of the sail tends to go from the windward side to the leeward side over the top of the sail creating a tip vortex. This vortex creates drag that slows the sail down.

Competing brands achieve inward clew position by cutting away the leech and foot of the sail beneath the boom creating another wingtip vortex. We've designed the Inset Clew without cutting away any more than is necessary to fit the boom. The wind exits the trailing edge cleanly and no additional tip vortex forms.

Size
Kg
Mast
IMCS
Luff
Boom
Base
Batten
Head
Cams
6.2
4.9
430
21
442
175
14
7
Fixed
0
6.7
5.1
430
21
457
186
29
7
Fixed
0
7.2
5.3
460
25
472
195
14
7
Fixed
0
7.7
5.7
460
25
483
206
25
8
Fixed
0
8.2
6.2
490
29
492
214
4
8
Fixed
0
8.7
6.4
490
29
502
226
14
8
Fixed
0













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Twin strip x ply luff panel: with S-string Kevlar reinforcements For stability and higher rig tension
California Battens - Best on the market with 505 Tubes
High quality Dimension Polyant material - Doesn't delaminate
Heavy Duty Luff sock - the lightest on the market when wet
Luff Sock stitching is 100% protected to ensure durability
Jelly Foot and Seam beads to protect against aggressive non-skid of modern boards
Reinforced End-batten HD Layer
Silicon Reinforced Mast Opening & Sail perimeter
Double stitched seams
Clew Grommet Reinforced - most durable on the market
Dycut Curves to protect baten pocket ends when rigging
Responsive leech tension: With higher clew grommet
Six batten configuration for stability
Perfected foot cut out: Balancing speed and maneuverability
Triangulated load bearing panel layout: Gives the most strength to weight ratio



Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
My new favorite December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Dave Hudson from Kingston, Ontario  
I refreshed my rigs last summer from 8.2 Pride Diablo to  8.2 & 7.2 Gastra Savage.  All I can say is WOW!  These sails don't know what over powered is.  The more wind the faster it wants to go.  I didn't have to fight the sail at all.  The only thing I needed too worry about was keeping the board in the water.  I was sailing the fin only more then once last season.  My new favorite sail.  The more comfortable sail I have used yet.  Thanks Glen for suggesting this for me. Can't wait for next season.  
Sails: 7.2, 8.2 Gastra Savage & 9.5 Sailworks Retro
Boards: 136 StarBoard Formula & 130 Tiga Free
Sailing style:  The faster the better.

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Love it October 18, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Great Sail! Love it

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