GA18MFHDR - 2018 Gaastra Matrix Rig



Rig Category: Performance / Freeride

Gaastra Matrix HD - Rig Package - “ High performance no-cam freeride sail”
We’ve packaged together the 2018 Gaastra Matrix HD performance freeride sail with high quality components to provide you with exceptional performance and value in a freeride rig. The components include; RRD Avant T9 AL boom, GT CC 60% carbon SDM 2-pc mast, Aeron 1-bolt EP mast base, Aeron Medium AL EP extension and an uphaul.

Gaastra Matrix HD – High performance no-cam Freeride sail for everyone.
This is Gaastra Sails all-round freeride sail. The sail is a performance freeride design that is easy to rig, delivers great handling and has a tremendous wind range. The Matrix HD construction is modified for further improved performance in 2018. HD stands for Heavy Duty sail cloth – a full X-ply material throughout the sail to aid performance and durability. This Matrix HD construction is only available in the US market. It is Gaastra's plug-n-play sail design that can benefit a wide range of riders skills sets from beginning intermediate to advanced experts. A new outline combined with updated profile ensure a more constant and evenly distributed power delivery. Revised clew cut-out helps to increased mid and top twist result in a sail, to allow even more top end speed than previous seasons. This year the Cross batten in boom area has been removed - to keep the outline compact, boom length short, and improving handling in all conditions. If you’re just getting into planing or have been a windsurfer for 20 years and just want to enjoy a windy weekend or race around with some friends, the Matrix HD has everything you need to make the most of your sailing session. Matrix HD is a world class test winning freeride sail designed for anyone any time.

- Freeride No-cam performance sail.
- HD = X-ply sail cloth throughout (US market only)
- Coated C-film x-ply (adds color and durability).
- Modified outline and batten layout.
- 6 batten = 6.7 (and smaller), 7 batten = 7.7 +.
- 3 tube battens – aids stability and performance.
- New revised Inset Clew – for more compact boom length.
- Improved mid and head leech twist outline with dynamic cut-out.
- Vario head on 5.7 and 6.7 size / fixed head on 7.7.
- 3D EVA mast protector, 3D mast head protector, Vario Top protector.
- Protective rubber batten, foot of sail and clew patches - to protect sail from harsh surfaces.
- Colors: C1, C3

*5.7, 6.7, 7.7
Colors = C1, C3.
(* 2017 = 5.7 only – C1 or C4 see Matrix HD 5.7 2017 image for color ways)

The Mast: GT CC60 - 60% SDM 430 / 460 (7.7). These are 2-pc standard diameter 60% Carbon masts in Constent curve 64/76 bends. They're designed to rig the Gaastra sails beautifully, deliver great performance and value and includes a padded mast bag too.

The Boom: RRD Avant T9 AL boom 160 / 180 (180 7.7). It has a 29 mm boom grip and 60 cm of adjustment range. Nice grip, easy twin pin adjustment, RDM compatible, excellent stiffness and performance.

Base / Extension / Uphaul: Aeron 1-bolt EP tendon base, Aeron HD AL standard Medium EP extension, Bungee uphaul. All are very high quality and performance driven components.

Rig Size Options:
*5.7, 6.7, 7.7
Colors = C1, C3.
(* 2017 = 5.7 only)
Note: Rig component substitutions of equal or greater value may take place, based on availability.


Model Size Luff Boom Battens Mast


2018 Gaastra Matrix Rig

Complete 2018 Performance Rig package features Gaastra Matrix HD sail, 60% carbon SDM mast, T-9 AL boom and more.
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Matrix 6.7 complete rig
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Matrix 7.7 complete rig
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