Downwind Spinnaker for Canoes
Featherweight Rig for Minimalist Travelers
Imagine being pushed silently by the wind as you relax in your seat, troll your favorite lure, watch the shoreline slide by...
We offer the right-sized Spinnaker Sail for any canoe or kayak.
This is a highly refined and field-proven stow-away travel rig and should never be left at home. Folded in half, the sail becomes a small airfoil sail for crosswind reaches. Instead of a leeboard, use your canoe paddle by placing it in the water where you would position a leeboard (close to the sail on the lee-side of the canoe).

Dermot Blount, England
“I am very pleased with the purchase of the Spinnaker... have been out in Force 4 winds a couple of times -- found it excellent...”

Why so many people choose Easy Rider’s Downwind Spinnaker
To minimize heeling, our Downwind Spinnaker features a symmetric, triangular shape, which places the center of effort low above the boat.
In very strong winds, you can reef the spinnaker to half its size by folding it around the mast.
Folded in half, the sail turns into a small airfoil sail for crosswind reaches.
When not in use, the spinnaker stows underneath the kayak’s elastic deck tie-downs and does not restrict paddling.
Likewise, the mast does not restrict paddling when left standing.
Sail and 2-piece fiberglass mast make a slim two-pound package which easily stows inside the cockpit area.
Rigging is quick and easy and can be done while out on the water.
You like to fish? The mast base does double duty: it also accepts Fishing Rod Holder #2302.

Easy Installation...
Our Downwind Spinnaker Rig for Canoes includes the sail, 2-piece fiberglass mast, and quick-disconnect mast thwart. No tools are needed.
Easy Rider’s new Mast Thwarts make it easy to use our Spinnaker Sail with any canoe. Order Mast
Thwart #1901B for operating the sail from the bow seat, Mast Thwart #1901C to sail from the stern seat of a canoe.

When ordering a Spinnaker Sail...
Please specify whether the sail is to be operated by the bow paddler or the stern paddler.
The price of the Spinnaker Rig includes your choice of mast thwart.

Downwind Spinnaker Rig, 8 sq. ft.
Reaching Spinnaker Rig, 6 sq. ft.
Mast Thwart, bow position
Mast Thwart, center position
Fishing Rod Holder
Shipping: $20 (lower 48 states), $35 (Alaska & Hawaii), $75 (overseas)