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Windpaddle Adventure 47" Pop-Up Kayak Canoe Sail


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New design, now in a larger 47 inch model! Deploys in seconds for downwind sailing!

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Our BEST SELLING sail intended for the serious sea-kayaker has now been upgraded for better sailing and more power. This is the sail for expeditions on big water and will be pulling hard long after you are ready to head to shore. The new Adventure features a 25% increase in sail size, up from 42 inches to 47 inches. With 12 square feet of sail area, a shallower draft and a stiffer batten, the Adventure's new silhouette provides tighter control in windy conditions and better across-the-wind sailing and stability. Intended for longer touring and expedition kayaks of 14 to 18 feet, the Adventure has an off-wind sailing area of +/ 180 degrees and a wind range of up to 30 knots. The sheets/lines have been softened for more hand comfort while sailing.

The 47" Windpaddle "Adventure" will withstand any condition you throw at it. The sturdy and unbreakable perimeter batten maintains sail shape in high winds and allows for high sailing angles.

The WindPaddle was developed to quickly and easily connect to the deck of any boat. The simple to use clips on the mounting harness make this possible. Connect to your boat or 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 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 adds visibility.


The unique circular design of the WindPaddle puts the sails’s center-of-force down low - at about the same level as the paddler - making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use. As wind speed increases, the center of effort remains fixed and doesn't move up or down. And it's easy to depower the sail instantly - just drop the lines - so you're always in control.

Sail Construction

  • WindPaddle sails look like they are made by a sailmaker, because they are! Combine modern materials, technology and proven sail design, and you get a high-performance sail that's durable and easy-to-use.
  • Half-ounce rip-stop polyester spinnaker sailcloth, the same material used on racing yachts. This material is low-stretch fabric that will not absorb water or become heavy when wet.
  • Seams are sail-taped and sewn using traditional triple-stitch zigzag sail seam construction. A triple-stitch zigzag results in a strong seam where the panels are sewn.
  • The windowed sail is supported by a laminated and non-corroding high-modulus yet highly elastic and virtually unbreakable perimeter batten. This batten can be deformed (twisted, bent) yet will still return to its original circular shape. The batten allows the sail to be coiled into thirds for compact stowage and storage.

Combine this with the ability to be quickly launched and taken down while out on the water and you have a safe, easy-to-use sail that is the BEST approach to small watercraft sailing!!

Features and specifications

  • Light weight design
  • Stiffest "expedition-grade" perimeter batten
  • Sails (reaches) off-the-wind up to an 180 degree angle or more.
  • 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 - 47" (119.4 cm.)
  • Coiled/folded diameter - 16" (40.6 cm.)
  • Sail area - 12 sq. ft.
  • Weight - 14 oz. (0.37 kg.)


AirKayaks.com: Windpaddle Kayak & Canoe Sail! (02:11)

Airkayaks.com: The WindPaddle self-launching pop-up kayak and canoe sail is loads of fun, adding a new dimension of downwind sailing to your paddling experience!


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