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Re: How to Steer Using Sail Trim and Centre of Lateral Resistance
It is fun, and way faster than the sail area would lead you to beleive. I did some speed trials with the boat and it ripped along at 4 knots in not all that much wind and I have had her up to 4.8. I will post the speed run when I get around to editing. I have been told by several race organisers I cant play with my sail rig installed because kayak sails are too "dangerous" (meaning too fast, unfair).
The answer to your question is yes. The Falcon sail will go on nearly any kayak. Sit on top, sit in, fibreglass, plastic, carbon fibre, recreational, touring or sea kayak. Boat specific deck step adapters and support struts come included with the kit at no additional cost. I have heard that the shorter wider recreational kayaks are easier to sail than my Sea Kayak (I only have a 23 inch beam). But, at this time, I have only sailed sea kayaks, mine and a 22 ft seaward.
My sail is a 1 square meter, I chose the small sail because I do a little bit of racing and the 1 meter sails are more widely accepted. However, Falcon also makes a 1.4 meter sail, which I suspect can be quite a bit faster.