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2013 2Ply Information

Gaastra 2PlyIn order to be able to reduce the weight of the sails we developed a completely new range of laminate materials, with a much thinner film supported by a double structure of fibers, a balanced scrim of fibers orientated in the warp and fill and a classic X-Ply angled series of fibers. From here the name 2Ply. Creating an complex woven web for highest durability with super light weight.

Beside the proofed X-Ply we use this new laminate in the upper sail body to archive minimal swing weight and protection of critical areas.

 Advantages:

  • less weight: use of new material decreases top sail weight by about 10%
  • softer handling for better performance and comfort in gusts
  • better strain value for perfect profile and shape on long term
  • better UV resistance due thinner film
  • used in crucial sail areas for best response, maneuverability and minimal swing weight

Gaastra C-FILM

2013 Video Launch