Sail Rigs (Overview)
Sails for Kayaks & Canoes
One of the best outfitting options for any
kayak or canoe! Highly refined and field-proven stow-away travel
rigs, these are featherweight rigs for minimalist sailors. They
are likely to see a lot of action on any paddling trip and should
never be left at home. Imagine being pushed silently by the wind
as you relax in your seat, troll your favorite lure, watch the shoreline
Sail for Kayaks
To minimize heeling, the sails symmetric,
triangular shape 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.
Spinnaker Sail for Kayaks
Our Reaching Spinnaker features an asymmetric
sail area for running, reaching, and beating. The sail, with its
leading edge running from tip to base of the mast, functions like
a sloop sail allowing you to sail in crosswinds. Since the sheet
(control line) is attached to the kayak deck behind the cockpit
in a set-and-forget position, the paddlers hands are free
to take photos, fish, snack... For enhanced tracking, an optional
Leeboard is available.
Spinnaker Sail for Canoes
Easy Riders new Mast Thwarts make it
easy to use our Spinnaker Sails with any canoe. Order Mast Thwart
#1901B for operating the sail from the bow seat of the canoe.
If you want to control the sail from the stern seat, order Mast
You like to fish? The mast base does double duty: it also
accepts our Fishing Rod Holder #2302.
Airfoil Sails for Kayaks & Canoes
More and more people would like to participate
in the sport of sailing, but are discouraged by escalating costs
and the overall burdens of owning a regular sailboat... The solution:
Easy Riders sailing options! Our boats can be easily cartopped;
they are lightweight and can be hand-carried down to the water --
no boat trailer nor boat-launch hassles.
Airfoil Sails for Kayaks.
Our single or double kayaks, with their long, slim, and easily driven
hulls, dont require much sail area to reach amazing speeds,
rivaling large sailboats. They are seaworthy, sporty, easily controlled
by foot rudders, and loads of fun! Outfitted with one or two Airfoil
Sails, Leeboard and Outrigger, any of our CR-Kayaks turns into a
sporty, high-performance sailer! Our fully-battened, high-aspect
ratio Airfoil Sails capture every scrap of energy from the air!
They respond to the slightest puff of wind, and speeds in the teens
can be reached. The potential to link two Easy Rider CR-Kayaks together
to form an extra-stable catamaran, for paddling or sailing, is a
major reason why so many people choose Easy Rider kayaks.
Sails for Canoes. Airfoil Sails transform our canoes into
sporty sailboats. They are quick to set up and easy to handle. Outriggers
are available for extra safety and expanded sailing range.