VAPOR: MADE TO WIN
With new sail designer Peter Munzlinger stepping in, the 2011-2012 Vapor R&D program has made a huge progress in terms of budget, design, Hi Tech materials, advanced computer programs and time put on the water by racing team throughout the year.
A fine-tuned Gaastra owned sail factory is able to provide the team with as many proto type sails needed in the shortest time limits.
Gaastra’s best and most experienced team riders are traveling all around the globe year round to test the sails. Finally Peter and team met all together in Sardinia to fine tune, modify and perfect all sail sizes.
All this combined power was concentrated into the 2012 Vapor racing weapon with only one goal in mind – WINNING!
Meet the most technologically advanced racing sail in the world!
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Ross Williams & Arnon Dagan:
”The larger slalom sizes have been made into higher aspect outlines. We found this to give us better low end performance, earlier planning, greater high end speed and control. ??The smaller sizes were kept much the same aspect as 2011 to maintain control in high winds and rough water. All the new sails have new luff curves and shaping. We spent a great amount of time trimming and adjusting these features to optimize the performance and handling of each size. All the sails have a massive amount of range while maintaining even handed and super light feeling. A specially developed new metallic blue colored film combined with our K 105 aramid sock material has decreased the sails overall weight while increasing control, stability and DRA (Direct Response Acceleration)!
The 2012 Vapor has a smooth and easy rotation throughout all sizes in the range. Updated mast construction made mast more reliable than ever while keeping main characteristics the same so sails are fully compatible with previous year’s Gaasta masts.
Formula sizes were being tested in Puerto Rico where Arnon Dagan, Vice World Champion, was fighting until the end for the title with 5 race wins.
On all Formula sizes an outer clew position was added for a possibility of giving extra power in very light wind conditions.
Peter Munzlinger says:
“I worked allot and made many prototypes researching different shaping, luff curve combinations and outlines until we finally found the best balance between all this components. Every size was worked and tested individually given maximum attention and time on the water”