All WindPaddle sails connect to your existing desk hardware and are made with durability in mind. Made from rip-stop nylon sailcloth. The same material big sailing boat spinnakers are constructed of. The clear window allows for good visibility. Seams are triple-stitched and the perimeter batten is made of a virtually unbreakable composite material. Out in big winds on a large body of rough water is not where you want your equipment to fail. These sails will be pulling hard long after you are ready to head into shore. We stand behind our sails with the statement, "IF you can figure out a way to break it, we'll fix it for free."
The most powerful sail in our lineup, the "Cruiser" is intended for larger, heavier boats that need and can handle more power from the wind. At a bit over 1.5 m² the WindPaddle "Cruiser" has the power to pull along heavier boats loaded with gear or people.
The "Cruiser" sail also works for heavy SOTs and fishing kayaks. You can always tilt the sail forward and "spill" the wind to depower the sail. This sail retains its shape in high winds and doesn't turn a kayak or canoe into a complex, heavy sailing craft.
Target boat - Kayaks, Canoes, Inflatables, Tandems and Expedition boats 14' - 18'
Target wind range - 5 - 30 knots (2-7 BFT)
Target paddler - intermediate to expert
Off-wind sailing angle - +180 degrees
Tech corner: Cruiser, Deployed diameter - 56" (142.24 cm.) Coiled/folded diameter - 20" (50 cm.), Sail area - 17.1 sq. ft. (1.589 m²), Weight - 22 oz. (0.6237 kg.) , Wind Range - 4-31 knots of wind. (2-6 BFT)
All WindPaddle sails launch and fly from the on-deck position. It can be set up for instant self-launching either before sailing or while out on the water so there's no need to return to shore to launch your sail!