Gaastra Vapor 2011

Gaastra Vapor 2011

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Just got an email from Bert den Boer, with the new gaastra vapor information included. Most will know Dan Kaseler is no longer responsible for the Gaastra sails, this Vapor is the very first “Peter Munzlinger Gaastra”. If I have to guess the new feeling, a slightly more neutral feeling, I guess the new sails will have much more crosswind speed to start with. Exciting times for Gaastra Riders!!!

Gaastra Text:

Get ready to feast your eyes on the all-new Race Weapon from Gaastra’s new designer,
Peter Munzlinger. “We set out on a big mission to get the Vapor’s to a new level
of performance- Over the past month, our test team of Arnon Dagan and Alberto
Menegatti have been hammering away on the water and progressing the sails like I
have never seen!” says Peter.

This latest creation sees a dramatic improvement over anything that has come out of
the Vapor range so far. A lower aspect ratio setup gives a slightly longer boom length
that promotes instant acceleration. This new design makes a more flexible rig that
keeps you moving faster and faster through heavy waters. New Cambers together
with new shaping characteristics combined with the revolutionary Inset Clew make
this new sail a Fire Breather!

The main features of the sails are a dynamic twist given by the tension of the leech
that matches perfectly the bending curve of the Gaastra masts.
The New Large Cambers keep the sail shape locked into position without compromise.
Rotation is effortless and will continue to be the leader in cam sail rotation.
New SAS (shock absorption system) has been specifically developed to absorb chop
at top speed. With our new K 105 Aramid Sock Material, we are able to control the
flex characteristics of the top part of the sail. This “bird like” feature lets the gust hit
and the material flexes keeping you in control. In bumpy conditions, this allows the
rider to move faster forward without getting pulled around having to adjust to the
water conditions.

Arnon Dagan:
“I have tried a lot of sails and spent hours upon hours of research and development
on racing sails. These new designs are incredible!!! I can’t wait to get on the race
course in 2011!”

Bottom line:
An all out equipped race bred machine that is prepared to deliver
podium performance. No compromises have been made to this range.
There is only one way to see what the all new Vapor can do: Get on
one as soon as you can and lead the pack

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.