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WindPaddle Adventure Sail

4.2 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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  • Our BEST SELLING sail intended for the serious sea-kayaker. This is the sail for expeditions on big water and will be pulling hard long after you are ready to head to shore. The "Adventure" will withstand any condition you throw at it.
  • The "Adventure" sail is built tough. The sturdy batten maintains sail shape in high wind conditions and allows for tight reaching, or sailing across and even slightly into the wind.
  • Target boat - Touring and Expedition boats 14 - 18 feet Target wind range - 5 - 30 knots (has seen 40+ knots!) Target paddler - intermediate to expert Off-wind sailing envelope - +180 degrees
  • Tech corner: Adventure Deployed diameter - 42" (106.7 cm.) Coiled/folded diameter - 15" (38.1 cm.) Sail area - 9.62 sq. ft. (0.8937 sq. m²) Weight - 13 oz. (0.37 kg.) Wind Range - 4-30+ 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!
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Product Description

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."

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  • ASIN: B004BK381S
  • Item model number: WPA-8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,868 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Red Verified Purchase
I first reviewed this sail two years ago (after using it for a year) and concluded it was a toy, so I gave it only three stars, but after two additional years of using it, fairness required that I revisit the review because I believe I was too critical the first time around. I carried it on my fully-loaded 17.5' sea kayak in Puget Sound, the San Juan and Gulf Islands, on Lake Powell and recently up the Inside Passage. Although it is difficult to find the ideal wind conditions to use it most-effectively, on long trips those conditions do come along, so I find myself always bringing it along due to its very light weight and ease of stowing in the hold or on deck. You just need to know when to take it out and when to leave it below deck. I can generally paddle faster downwind than the sail can carry me, but I get tired and the wind doesn't. On days when the wind is variable, I keep it on deck under the bungees and I put it up and take it down frequently, which is no problem once you become habituated to how to fold it. It mysteriously folds easier when you're sitting in the seat of a kayak than when you're standing on shore. It collects water when stored on deck from waves and paddle drip, but not enough to create a problem. It gets caked with salt on the ocean, and eventually the clear plastic "window" in the center gets wrinkley and yellows noticeably, but that doesn't impair it's essential function, though clarity is diminished. You need the window, and ocean and UV conditions will age any material after awhile. Like any tool, your enjoyment of it improves by knowing exactly when and how to use it.

The sail requires a confidence building period to develop the temerity to deploy it in really high winds, but that's exactly when it functions most effectively.
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By B Man on March 6, 2011
Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Yellow Verified Purchase
Works well. It took a few tries to fold it the first time. Definetly need to practice folding on dry land before trying the fist time. Other then that, it's easy to use.
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Yellow Verified Purchase
I've used the WindPaddle with my 10-foot kayak about 15 times now, in all levels of wind, and it has worked even better than I hoped. It is more durable than I expected, showing no signs of wear or tear, and I don't baby it. I use it nearly every time I go out kayaking now. Before I would let the kayak sit on days with moderate to heavy wind. Now I look forward to using my kayak -- and WindPaddle -- on those days. I get a good workout paddling up-wind first, and then I use the WindPaddle to sail all the way "down" the lake, then store the WindPaddle on deck and paddle home. I can use the WindPaddle on a reach -- at up to a 90-degree angle to the wind -- by using my regular paddle as a rudder, but certainly there is no taking up wind like with a sailboat; that's still where the exercise comes in. Using the WindPaddle Adventure Sail (mid-weight model) is so fun and rewarding, I'm contemplating buying the large, canoe-size WindPaddle and using it with my canoe -- and for some really high-speed downwind sailing on my kayak on a windy day!
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Red Verified Purchase
I feel like this is a good product but I do not see $140 value. The sail is mainly for down wind or up to 20 degree but the further you go to the side of the wind the harder it is to steer in that direction. The wind is always trying to push your hull into the down wind direction. It is very easy to get set up and deploy and works pretty well although you have to be in a 15 mph plus wind to get you up to a speed you could paddle. I would recommend this sail if you can find it for around $110.
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Blue Verified Purchase
Very well designed and constructed, simple to use and the damn thing actually works, unlike all the others I have tried. I am gonna buy another for my tandem kayak.
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Yellow Verified Purchase
There is a bit of a learning curve with this. At first I could only sail predictably downwind ... As I've gotten more time using it I find I'm able to sail off wind reasonably well.
It excels at being a compact , lightweight piece of gear that is very easy to take along. If you feel like going where the wind is going or if the wind is going where you want , it is A+ in a fairly good wind. You can go off wind but I generally paddle to get me precisely where I'm going after riding with the wind. I added better clips, a compression strap & a carabiner to make it work best for me. I've sailed a canoe for 20+ years with leeboards & a lanteen rig & I did not want all that . I like it and it is close to being mostly what I wanted. It's simple to carry, set up & fold away. The more I use it , the more I like it.
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Blue Verified Purchase
Need much higher winds than what they say. Works ok. Ease of use is great.
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Size: Adventure-1 m2 / 42-Inch DiameterColor: Yellow
We just bought 3 of these sails (newer 47" model with a flatter profile) to use with our iSUPs (while seated on inflatable kayak seats) and my son's kayak. They are very well made. The outer ring is very sturdy. Just one viewing of the sail folding instructional video on YouTube and I was set. While we won't be testing them out on the water until springtime, I have tried clipping the sail onto the deck rigging and letting the sail out and turning it. They are going to work beautifully!

Even more importantly, I want to commend Windpaddle for truly outstanding customer service. Nick (head honcho) there went above and beyond by offering to drop-ship our sails to us while we were visiting Vermont from Montreal. And when one of the sails was damaged in transit, he generously offered to replace it even though we no longer had the shipping envelope in order for him to have recourse with USPS. Windpaddle makes great products and stands behind them. Such a pleasure!
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