Downwind Spinnaker for Kayaks
Featherweight Rig for Minimalist Travelers
Have you ever admired the colorful, billowing
sails on racing yachts? Easy Rider offers just the right size Downwind
Spinnaker Sail for any size kayak or canoe. Featherweight for minimalists,
this highly refined and field-proven stow-away travel rig is likely
to see a lot of action on any paddling trip and should never be left
John Bauman, Alaska
With the aid of the Spinnaker Sail on my
Eskimo 17 CRX Take-A-Part, and with a 25-knot tail wind, I covered
60 kilometers in a single day along the East Coast of Tasmania...
Why so many people choose Easy Riders
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 kayaks 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
Rigging is quick and easy and
can be done while out on the water.
like to fish? The mast base does double
duty: it also accepts Fishing Rod Holder #2302.
Downwind Spinnaker or Reaching Spinnaker?
Easy Rider offers both rigs. Why not own both!
Because the mast and deck hardware of both sails are identical,
many customers purchase one complete rig and a second sail as an
When ordering a Spinnaker
Both rigs are available factory installed or
in kit form, for easy self-installation on any kayak. The complete
kit weighs only two pounds and includes the sail, 2-piece fiberglass
mast, mast base, and deck hardware. A drill with 1/4 drill
bit is the only tool needed for installation. The removable mast
base attaches to the kayak deck with four screws and wing nuts.
Please specify the deck contour of your kayak
in front of the
cockpit: flat, rounded, or peaked.
(lower 48 states), $35 (Alaska & Hawaii), $75 (overseas)
|Downwind Spinnaker Rig, 8 sq. ft.
Reaching Spinnaker Rig, 6 sq. ft.
Downwind Sail only
Reaching Sail only
Fishing Rod Holder