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Why work harder than you have to? Harness the power of the wind instead! The lightweight, compact WindPaddle Adventure Sail makes kayak touring faster, easier and more fun.
  • The Adventure is WindPaddle's most popular sail.
  • 1/2 ounce rip-stop polyester spinnaker sailcloth, the same material used on racing yachts, is a low-stretch fabric that will not absorb water or become heavy when wet.
  • A stiff, expedition-grade perimeter batten provides durability and dependability in even the harshest conditions.
  • Sails up to 180 degree off the wind.
  • Suitable for 5-30 knot winds.
  • Easy-to-use clips make rigging the Adventure quick and simple.
  • Can be clipped to just about anything, including deck lines, cleats, bungees, pad eyes, fairleads, thwarts, gunwale handholds or a bench seat.
  • Deploys in a matter of seconds.
  • The WindPaddle design keeps the sail's center of force low, making the boat/sail combination stable and easy to handle.
  • A clear window in the center lets you see where you're going.
  • A continuous sheet (or steering line) allows the paddler to control the sail while holding their paddle for bracing and steering.
  • Coils flat so it's easy to stow in your canoe or under your kayak's rigging.
  • Super lightweight, so it won't weigh down your boat when stowed.

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  • video: WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video
    WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video
    Length:8:28
Material: 1/2 oz rip-stop polyester spinnaker sailcloth
Dimensions:
  • Employed diameter: 42" (106.7 cm)
  • Coiled/folded diameter: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Sail area: 9.62 sq. ft. (0.8937 m2)
Weight: 13 oz. (0.34 kg)
Recommended For: Touring and expedition boats 14–18’
Target Wind Range: 5-30 knots (2-7 BFT)
Target Paddler: Intermediate to expert
Off-wind Sailing Envelope: Approximately 180°

video: WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video

WindPaddle Sails - Rigging and On-The-Water sailing instructions video (8:28)

We'll show how jibing across the wind is done by rotating the sail on deck and catching the wind as it comes across from the side of your boat. This sailing demonstration is done using the WindPaddle "Adventure" sail.

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  • WindPaddle Adventure Sail

    Q:

    Will this product work with a 15.5 ft Ocean Prowler SOT fishing kayak?
    If so do I need a rudder?
    And if so which size do you recommend?
    Thanks for input Kevan
    Asked on 10/10/2012 by Kev from Lancaster, SC

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought the sail as a gift, but have used it a few times myself. The boat we used was a 19' SEda with a rudder. It worked fine. It was nice using the rudder to steer, but I'm not sure it is necessary. My question would be about the "rigging" on the sit on top, ie. can you secure it close enough to use.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Kevan,
      I bought the middle size of the 3 offered & use it on a 12ft Wilderness Sysestem's Pamlico 120. I did not have a rudder at first, but quickly acquired one after using the sail. It is too hard to deal with the sail & also try to steer with a paddle. I have also used this same sail on my 14ft We-no-nah solo canoe & it worked just fine (other than the rudder issue). Once I got the rudder installed on the Kayak, it was easy sailing...steering with my feet & just holding the line for the sail. I really like it a lot.
      Heather

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't have your kayak but I've tried the "Adventure Kayak Sail" (middle sized one) on a similar 13' sit-on-top and on a two person inflatable kayak. It moves the inflatable up stream against a 3 knot current just fine and the hard shell, scoots along great!
       
      I would advise using a rudder if it's available. I use one hand will be on the sail sheet and one hand on a paddle to act as a center board while tacking. The rudder makes steering much simpler. If you don't want to sail too close into the wind, you may not need the rudder.
       
      The sail a standard piece of gear for me, just like a PFD. Hope this helps.
      WindPaddle Adventure Kayak Sail

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by WC from Virginia
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the "Adventure" sail and have used it with my 16 ft touring kayak.
      I works well, is easy to put up and take down, but needs a pretty stiff
      wind to generate much speed. In light-to-moderate winds, the sail will
      keep you moving but not any faster than paddling. I have never been in a
      fishing kayak but imagine that it may be a bit wider and heavier than mine,
      so you might want to go with the larger "Cruiser" sail.

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think so. A rudder would help but you can use your paddle as one. I use it with my 12 foot river kayak on the lake by my camp.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Kev;
       
      this is a awesome sail if you choose it.
      Will it work on your SOT fishing yak?   Yes you'll have to devote about 20" dia area to store the sail when folded and you'll need 2 eye's to anchor it to the boat.
      You may not actually NEED a rudder; but you'll need 2 hands to launch the sail and one to control it.  A rudder simplfies the use of this product..
      Size of a rudder or size of sail?   I use my 42" windpaddle on a 18' 6"  sea kayak by Easy Rider.  They probably have the best rudder system on the market.
      I have sailed in winds up to 20knots and in 2-3' swells any thing bigger and I might as well paddle and surf. It performs best in flat water and 10-15knots.
      This is a great sail to broad, beam reach and of course run with the wind; just rememeber to heat 'er up every now and then.  
       
       
       

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use my paddle to steer. Also added zip ties to my deck rigging to speed attachment of the sail. I use it on a 111Loon and on a 16' tandem (use rudder).. The sail works well on both. All you need is some wind blowing in the direction you want to go. Otherwise can tack a little and can steer the boat with the sail. good luck!
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/11/2012 by Anonymous
  • WindPaddle Adventure Sail

    Q:

    Do you need a rudder ?
    Asked on 10/10/2012 by Hans from West Florida

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      There have been some good replies to this question in the other question on this product. A rudder isn't essential, but can add to ease and efficiency of use.

      Answered on 10/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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WindPaddle Adventure Sail
 
4.5

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Pros

  • Easy to attach (3)
  • Improves kayak function (3)
  • Reduces fatigue (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Day trip (4)
    • Touring (4)
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    4.0

    Good for intermediates and up

    By jt yak

    from Reading, PA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds A New Element To Kay
    • Easy To Attach
    • Improves Kayak Function
    • Reduces Fatigue

    Cons

    • Tricky To Learn

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Recreational Paddlers
    • Touring

    Comments about WindPaddle Adventure Sail:

    I have only used this product once so far. I have been kayaking steadily since 1992 and I have sailed a Sunfish a few times. With one hand for the sail and only one hand on the paddle for rudder control, I felt I did not have enough hands for full control of the sail and boat. Therefore, I intend to add a rudder with foot controls to my kayak for confident control.
    Tips to learn faster. Learn to fold sail very well on land as reccommended. Keep the sail out of the water. It will fill with water and become an unwanted brake on one side, and it is tricky to empty and redeploy. Go onto open warm water with gentle winds to learn. If you attempt to learn on the leeside of an island or too close to an obstructed shoreline, the eddies in the wind will be erratic in direction and strength.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Makes kayaking a lot easier.

    By Outdoor Sue

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Easily To Front
    • Reduces Fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreational Paddlers
      • Touring

      Comments about WindPaddle Adventure Sail:

      The Windpaddle makes kayaking in the wind a lot easier and much faster. Gives your arms a rest and time to sit back and just enjoy the ride, you can go a lot further when you can just sit and steer the boat.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Pleased with the sail

      By Big Mitch

      from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Attach
      • Easy To Deploy
      • Easy To Sail
      • Stows Efficienty
      • Surprised Stablity

      Cons

      • Learning Curve To Fold

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Kayak With Rudder
      • Recreational Paddlers
      • Touring

      Comments about WindPaddle Adventure Sail:

      Efficient and clever design, pops open when released from where stowed and you are sailing. Very surprised at how stable the boat still is while deployed. Learning the routine to coil back into three coils for storage takes a bit to master. Very easy to sail or de-power in a hurry with just one line to hold. I put two small loops of non-stretch cord on the deck for attachment as it performs better when attached to a non-stretch cord. Brings a big smile to my face when I pop it up and start sailing along and makes me look forward to long open stretches on big water. Always draws comments and interests from other boaters.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Lightweight, easy to use, safe...

      By YakTraveller

      from Astoria, Oregon

      Pros

      • Improves Kayak Function
      • Reduces Fatigue
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Recreational Paddlers
        • Touring

        Comments about WindPaddle Adventure Sail:

        This sail really really works well! Effective and simple to use. You don't know how complex the design is because it is so easy and simple to use. Launching and taking down/stowing is very quick.

        Pulls like a happy, well-behaved dog on a leash. I couldn't stop smiling the first day I used it. Felt like I was hitching a free ride.

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        4.0

        Great product!

        By none

        from Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Attach
        • Improves Kayak Function
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreational Paddlers

          Comments about WindPaddle Adventure Sail:

          After sailing from the time I was 9 years old until a year ago when I sold my last sailboat I have missed my sailing days. I bought a kayak about six months ago, so that I could at least stay out on the water. Now I have a little Spinaker, that gives me a little sailing joy too. Great product - easy to use - fun!

          David Taylor
          Old hickory Lake, Tennessee

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