Gaastra - Innovations

Client Gaastra Windsurf

Completion Date 2000-2007

The Challenge
The challenge of the battern tensioners that I designed for Gaastra was to hide the rope and reduce the impact of scuffing, wear and tear. The design resulted in extending the life of the sails. The colours matched similar tones of the Apple iMacs at the time, creating a high-tech look and feel to the products. 

Another innovation was to create a seam bead that wrapped the base of the sail where it raked across a sandpaper-like windsurfing board at each tack. The seam bead protector resulted in longer life of the sail.