The Trade Wind .70 is the sea kayak sail for the smaller boat, or the smaller paddler, at .7 sqm. The latest evolution of the Flat Earth Kayak Sail, the Trade Wind sail is a sign of the constant improvements that Flat Earth are making to their designs, without departing too far from the simple idea of putting a sail on a sea kayak. Made from a mylar/scrim/mylar tri-laminate, designed to be both tear & UV resistant, with a very cool modern look which also allows you to see through the sail at the approaching conditions.
Douglas Wilcox has written a comprehensive review of the sail on his excellent sea kayaking blog Sea Kayak Photo, which you can read HERE.
Flat Earth sails are made out of a new Trilaminate sail cloth, giving amazing shape holding properties, available in a range of colours.
Flat Earth Sails are manufactured in Sydney, designed by the late Mick MacRobb, and meet all of the rigorous quality targets we would expect from a paddling aid that in the right conditions can supercharge your kayak. The video below gives a rundown on the Flat Earth of sails, and Mick's thinking behind the design.
There is a fantastic article Rob Mercer wrote about Sea Kayak Sailing & safety, which was published in Britain's Ocean Paddler Magzine HERE. It's worth a read if you're considering getting into kayak sailing.
Note, all Flat Earth Sails come complete with all fittings & fixtures required to fit your sail. You don't need any extra hardware.