WindPaddle Videos (click here for our folding vids.)

2011 WindPaddle Sails Promotional Video

We've collected photos sent in by our customers as well as video shot in 2010 to come up with a new promotional video for the coming year.

This video features our new WindPaddle "Scout" sail (look for the Blaze-Orange sail) which enters the market as our entry-level/recreational sail. Easy to fold, easy to fly, and fun to sail.

If you want a copy of the DVD for play at your shop, at your paddling club meeting, just let us know and we'll get on off to you.

  "Canoecopia" (Madison, WI) show video shot by the fine folks from Rapid Media. Good overview of our sails as well as a look at our show booth.
 

WindPaddle sailing vs. paddling.

Here's a video submitted by one of our customers in a light breeze sailing with a paddler. The winds are about 12 MPH or so and the boat is going approx. 6 knots.

Rigging and sailing instructions - "Sailing 101" - We start from attaching the sail to a single kayak, describe how to capture the wind coming in from the side allowing the kayak to sail in a complete 108 degree off-the-wind envelope. Sailing off to the left or right at 90 degrees to the direction that the wind is blowing is called "Reaching" in sailing parlance, and we do it here, out on the water to show you how. Coiling, stowing and launching are also demonstrated. Sit back and come sailing with us!

-Sailing across the wind

-Coiling and stowing the WindPaddle sail while out on the water,

-Launching the sail

-Trimming the sail for sailing across the wind.

Please go to - here until we can get the problem fixed.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_zXpM9r-4)

Fishing Kayak Sailing - Nice long video of sailing a fishing kayak. Try going this fast by paddling!  

WindPaddle "Reaching" - or sailing across the wind.

Here's a nice. short little video that a customer made showing the proper sail positioning for reaching or sailing across the wind. In the video, the wind is coming from the left or "port" side of the boat at 90 degrees. The sail is rotated to the right, or "starboard" at about a 45 degree CW rotation.

This is called a starboard tack and the boat is sailing directly across the wind at 90 degrees from the direction the wind is blowing. Good video!

New Folding video! - Better and Improved.

This new technique works best when the sail is attached to your kayak or canoe, or if standing, just put a foot on the harness to keep the sail from skipping or sliding away from you. Thank you Rhonda for seeing how much easier this method is as compared to the old way!

-Cheers!

A short winters sail. (2:22 min)
Complete with wind, snow and a few cautious coots.
Jukka testaa WindPaddle kajakkipurjetta  
  WindPaddle Kayak Sails: in Mexico's Sea of Cortez
So do you REALLY think you want to try this using an umbrella? (These guys did!)  
  Informatie voor gebruik Windpaddle,zie ook www.kajakvaren.nl

First Time WindPaddle sailing.

van Tisno naar Pirovac in Kroatië.

 

Second Time WindPaddle sailing.
...it keeps getting better! :)

van Tisno naar Pirovac in Kroatië.

 

 De Windpaddle is een handig “pop up” zeil, verkrijgbaar in 2 uitvoeringen. De Windpaddle maakt het mogelijk om eenvoudig met een kajak of kano voor de wind te zeilen.

Het type wat ik gebruik is de Adventure met een diameter van 106,7 cm (opgevouwen 38,1cm) en weegt 368 gram. De Windpaddle bevestig je eenvoudig met 2 clips aan de kajak of kano. Bij weinig of geen wind is het zeil snel compact op te vouwen onder de deklijnen, alhoewel dit wel enige oefening vereist. Wanneer je de wind in de rug hebt en gebruik wil maken van de Windpaddle, trek je aan het koord en de Windpaddle opent in één beweging.

Bij een matige wind (windkracht 3 tot 4) is het al mogelijk een snelheid te halen van zo’n 5 tot 6 km per uur. Dit heb ik uitgetest op de Kortenhoefse Plassen m.b.v. een GPS. Voor mij voldoet de Windpaddle goed, is makkelijk mee te nemen op mijn kajaktochten en als de mogelijkheid zich voordoet, dan is een ruk aan het koord voldoende om de tocht zeilend voort te zetten.

 

WindPaddle 2010 Promotional DVD. The same video we distribute to all our retail shops. New sailing and still photos, some sent in by You!

Check it out and Happy Sailing!

You Tube hyperlink HERE.

WindPaddle "Adventure" sail with GPS

Here is a nice video showing the launching and "speed" sailing of our solo kayak sail running downwind at over 6 knots! Nice music too.

 

WindPaddle "Cruiser" sail on a tandem

Here we are out in maybe 16 knots of wind hard reaching a Necky Tandem. We're sailing 90 degrees from the direction of the wind doing around 5 knots, which is about our paddling speed in this boat.

The video is shot close, but we are trying to show the various sail angles capable of sailing with the WindPaddle. Check out www.youtube.com for more WindPaddle Videos.

 

Towing two kayaks with Windpaddle!

Here is a short video of one of our customers towing two additional boats.

 

2010 Sit on Kayak with Raised deck Windpaddle set up.

Darren of Darren's Kayaks of Ireland shows how to fix the WindPaddle to a Native Raised Deck SOT.

More Videos from Darren at DarrensKayaks.com including some very well done Folding videos.

Thanks Darren!

 

 

Attaching, launching and folding the WindPaddle...

.... the best 30 seconds you will spend today!

We have known that a picture is worth a thousand words since we were kids, but this little 30-second vid. shows how quick, easy and painless it is connecting your WindPaddle to almost any boat on the beach or out on the water.

Show us anyboat and we'll mount the sail on it in under 10 seconds and be sailing in 15!!

 

 

CANOE SAILING WITH A WINDPADDLE

We at WindPaddle know that our sails work on ALL KINDS of small watercraft - including canoes!

In this video, the WindPaddle Adventure Sail is attached to a classic Wobegon canoe and sailed by a complete novice to both canoeing and canoe sailing!

But in this video, he obviously had a great time using the WindPaddle!!

 

 

FROM CLC BOATS

Ed from Chesapeake Light Craft using a WindPaddle on Chesapeake Light Craft's Wood Duck 12.

His review? "Solid downwind performance from a lightweight sail that is easy to deploy and to stow".

 

See our Folding/Coiling Video HERE.