The WindPaddle Scout sail has been re-tooled for this year (in the USA and will be debuting next year internationally). This is our “entry-level” sail intended for the solo kayak paddler. The Scout is the same size sail as our popular Adventure sail, offering a sail intended for 4-18 knot wind conditions.
Built for the casual or recreational paddler in mind, the “Scout” is the lightest, most affordable and easiest to use sail currently on the market.
Ease of Set-up
We developed the WindPaddle 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!
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. We also placed a large window in the center panel of the sail for visibility.
The WindPaddle design puts the center of force of the sail down low, at about the same level as the paddler, making the boat/sail combination incredibly stable and easy-to-use.
For an entry level sail that will pull you quickly downwind yet easy enough for kids 8-80 to handle, the “Scout” is the sail to own.
- Large window, stiff batten and lightest weight WindPaddle sail.
- Target boat – Solo rec. boat to Touring kayak, SOT 8 – 17 feet.
- Target wind range – 4 to 18 knots
- Target paddler – novice to advanced