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Goya Freesurf 6.2 2012

Goya FreeSurf 6.2

Stats Size (m2) 6.2 Luff (cm) 457 Boom (cm) 190 Battens 5 Ideal Mast 430/21 IMCS Extension Req (cm) 27 Price £449

Background
The Goya Freesurf is a crossover sail which is similar to a wave sail but not as singularly focused, designed for pure and simple windsurfing fun.

At a glance
It has a wave sail look to it with a compact out-line and a high cut foot. Even though it is the cheaper option, in the Goya range, it still has all of the usual standard features and high build quality, what it doesn’t have is all of the bomb proof re-enforcements of the wave sails, instead it has light X-ply and Monofilm. Having said that it does still look tough in its construction.

Rigging
It rigs on an RDM and we tested it on a Goya 90% carbon RDM mast. It is a simple sail to rig and tune, setting with a bit of shape in the foil, it does have a good tuning range that you can experiment with or just plug in the mast and play.

Performance
This sail feels light and well balanced. The power feeds in very smoothly and the pull is neutral, making it an extremely easy handling sail. Its wind range is good, remaining controlled and balanced in gusts while still pulling through the lulls. When it comes to manoeuvres, the Freesurf is very throw about with the smooth and controlled power delivery meaning it handles like a dream through gybes. It is also a very useful freestyle sail and good fun in small waves.

The verdict
The Goya Freesurf is a forgiving and progressive crossover sail that is great all-round fun on flat water, as well as in small waves. Not so ideal for hard-core wave sailors but it would suit most other levels of rider, particularly improvers who are looking for a functional all-round sail to blast around on flat water coupled with some light wave use. It is also competitively priced.

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