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THE NEW NITRO III

15:53 27th February 2002 by
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Three years ago the newly formed Gaastra "Team", with designer Barry Spanier, set themselves a daunting task: to wrestle the PWA world racing title from Bjorn Dunkerbeck. Within two years this was accomplished with Kevin Pritchard dominating virtually every event, if not race, on prototype Nitro race sails.



Recently we have seen a shift of emphasis towards Formula racing – an area where Gaastra have already proved to be ahead of the game with victory for Kevin at the FW worlds last October and second place in the women’s competition for Lucy Horwood. The Nitro III is a refinement of the prototypes used to such good effect in Brazil and is the result of more than three years of development. Here are Barry’s comments:



"Refined Formula Racing concepts result in amazing wind range, balanced performance and the lift to win the World Championship in Brazil. Appropriate skin tension combined with balanced luff curves produce ideal twist for powerful gust response, and instant speed. Entry curves remain solid when overpowered upwind, and the foil remains fair when eased. Absolute control comes from the perfect relationship of internal tension and sailing loads. A sensation of flight"



Gaastra are the only major sail brand to give a custom colour option to their customers. Personal designs can be created using a web-based design tool. For more information log on to the Gaastra website and follow the link to "Originals". Be prepared for a wait though – from the time of ordering expect around 2 ½ months before delivery.



The standard Nitro III is available NOW in sizes 8.5 to 12.0 in red, blue, orange or yellow. Limited sizes of smaller sails may be available – contact Tushingham Sails on 01803 712140 or e-mail windsurfing@tushingham.com for details.

































































Size


Price


4.2


£399.00


4.7


£409.00


5.1


£419.00


5.5


£429.00


5.9


£439.00


6.3


£449.00


6.6


£459.00


7.0


£469.00


7.4


£479.00


7.8


£489.00


8.5


£499.00


9.0


£519.00


9.3


£529.00


9.8


£539.00


10.4


£549.00


10.9


£559.00


11.5


£575.00


12.0


£589.00


12.5


£599.00