WindPaddle Cruiser Sail
The WindPaddle larger Cruiser Sail is a larger sail for tandems and open (Canadian) canoes where more power is needed. The sail is flexible and forgiving sail made of 1/2 oz. rip-stop polyester "spinnaker" sailcloth supported by a virtually unbreakable perimeter batten. From recreational day touring, kayak fishing to expedition sea kayaking, the WindPaddle is your sail of choice.
- Target wind range: 5-30 knots.
- Larger Cruiser Sail with full width "window".
- Deployed diameter: 142.2cm (56").
- Coiled/folded diameter: 50.0cm (20").
- Sail area: 17.1 sq. ft. (1.59sq.m).
- Weight: 566g (20oz).
- Colours: Blue/White, Red/White & Yellow/White.
WindPaddle Cruiser Review by Pete Bursnall (March 2009):
"In summary, a well designed, sturdy and easy to use sail that takes little effort to set up, hardly any space in the boat and no time to deploy. I am going to ask Nick if he will let me keep this one as paddling downwind has never been so relaxing!"
WindPaddle Review in Wavelength Magazine (January 2008) :
- "...The WindPaddle...solves many of the problems associated with kayak sails - the bulk, the hassles of foredeck storage, the overbig presence - in a unique way."
- "Because the WindPaddle's mast is made of flexible plastic, it has great tolerance for gusts...so you never lose control of the sail."
- "This is a sail that will last as long as its owner..."
WindPaddle Review in Playak.com (Sept 2008):
- "...Windpaddle is really quite innovative in its simplicity. You'll have it out of the pack and be on your way in just minutes. The Adventure model is lightweight, only about 13oz and comes rolled up into a 15 inch disc that you can easily stow on your deck. Fully deployed its 42" in diameter and tugs you along quite well. I still have a lot to learn about maneuvering a craft under sail, but I'm certainly inspired to take more time to learn how. One thing I did realize is that there is something wonderful about cruising silently along under the power of a warm summer breeze."...
John Shipton kindly sent back a trip report back from a paddling trip to Croatia...
Jasper Winn's new book "Water Ways - A thousand miles along Britain's canals" arrived this week!