The Adventure Sail allows you to harness the power of the wind to add to your propulsion. It easily mounts to your boat for quick deployment and removal. Save your arms and let Mother Nature help you across the water.
Ease of Set-up
The WindHarness (patent pending) allows you to quickly attach your WindPaddle onto any boat or switch between boats in seconds. If your boat has anything that can be clipped to - including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, fairleads, thwarts, handholds on the gunwale or bench seat - you can probably attach your WindPaddle to it!
Ease of Use
The WindPaddle sail deploys in a matter of seconds from the on-deck location. A continuous sheet (or steering line) allows the paddler to easily control the sail while keeping their paddle in their hands for bracing and steering. A large window in the center panel of the sail provides needed forward visibility.
The WindPaddle design puts the center of force of the sail down low, at about the same level as the paddler, making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use.
Mary B. at Rutabaga says:
is aptly named, the Adventure Sail allows you to turn your Kayak into a
sail boat and catch the wind. Ideal for long treks but also just to
have fun when you are playing in the lake on a summer afternoon.
Sometimes you need to feel the wind."
Target boat Touring and Expedition
boats 14 18
Target wind range 5 30 knots (has seen 40+ knots!)
Target paddler intermediate to expert
Off-wind sailing envelope - +180 degrees
Deployed diameter - 42"
Coiled/folded diameter - 15"
Sail area - 9.62 sq. ft.
Weight - 13 oz.