An addition to the kayaking kit - a carbon fibre blade.
Slot for blade retro-fitted to the Greenlander Pro.
View of the blade housing within the cockpit.
A crowded deck.
Sailing to windward.
The blade improves the kayak's ability to sail higher into the wind and transfer that wind energy into lift. However on this trial run I found that despite bringing the V-sail in as tight as she would go the sail and mast system still tended to collapse before the kayak was pointing as high as I would like.
Fltyng downwind under two sails.
Gullwing formation under a combined sail area of 2.5sqm in 12 to 15 knots of breeze.
The deep blade prevents the "yawl" effect that a large sail area generates when travelling directly downwind.