A love of history and respect for traditional craftsmanship have defined the Gaastra brand since it was founded in 1897 by sailmaker Douwe Gaastra. With their keen sense for that high-quality vintage look, our collections have inspired the world of sailing ever since. Originally made from linen, hemp or cotton cloth, sailors’ clothing from a bygone age is once again inspiring this year’s Sailmaker collection.
Key West isn’t just a popular vacation island off the coast of Florida; it’s also the venue for the Key West Race Week. This three-day regatta is very popular with the world’s sailing elite. Every year in January, the coast is lined with countless high-tech sails. They are the distinguishing feature of this race – and the defining influence behind the designs in this year’s Sport collection.