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.

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.

*Shipping included to most locations in USA.


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. Includes shipping.
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