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Severne Gator 6.0 2012

Severne Gator 6.0

Stats Size (m2) 6.0 Luff (cm) 449 Boom (cm) 182 Battens 5 Ideal Mast 430/21 IMCS Extension Req (cm) 19 Price £449

The Severne Gator is designed for all windsurfing environments from the lake to Ho’okipa. The smaller sizes in the range are full-on wave sails, while the middle sizes (5.5/5.7&6.0) are freemove crossovers and the larger sizes are flat-water freeride blasters.

At a glance
This five batten sail is built for action and comes in full X-ply construction. As with all Severne sails it is very lightweight and super high quality, using the best materials to make it as light and as strong as possible. It has got slightly more compact for 2012, with a reduced luff and boom length for improved handling.

The tuning range of the Gator is really good although it works well however you set it up. Setting with a lot of shape and power in the foil it rigs on a RDM 430 mast and we tested it with a Severne Redline 100% carbon mast.

The Severne feels extremely lightweight in the hands and perfectly well balanced with a solid feed of power. It is a highly efficient sail that has a massive natural wind range, at the bottom end there is a lot of grunt, which will get you quickly up to speed and at the top end it just keeps on pulling but at the same time remains well controlled. When it comes to manoeuvres the lightweight and balanced handling makes it easy to throw into moves and the power is very reliable and always there for when you need to accelerate out of moves. It is also a great sail for launching big powerful jumps.

The verdict
The Severne Gator delivers everything you could ever want a 6.0m sail to do and it does it very well. It crosses over superbly between waves, bump and jump blasting and freestyle. It is lightweight, powerful and easy to use.


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