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Kayak Sailing with Balogh Sail Designs
By Vladimir Brezina
Kayak sailing has caught on! There is now out there a huge variety of kayak sail rigs, both home-made and commercially produced, ranging from simple sails that are not much more than umbrellas to serious rigs. Most of the simpler sails are downwind sails, offering little or no cross-wind, let alone upwind, performance. True upwind performance, comparable to that of a small sailboat, takes a true aerodynamically efficient upwind sail, and usually outriggers or stabilizers of some kind that allow a much larger sail to be mounted and used aggressively without fear of capsize. Some of the most powerful and elegant such rigs are made by Balogh Sail Designs.Continue reading →
Heike's kayak expedition around
Spitsbergen-Svalbard, using BSD sails -
Journal Entry - Getting Ready - learning to rig...
Journal Entry - June 30, 2010... the sails work well...
Note from Heike: "I just wanted to let you know that Heike is doing well on her expedition in Spitzbergen. Her webmaster just received a new journal entry that indicates her BSD sail is working well. She is able to move at least 5 mph even in low winds. Her partner's sail, however, is made for high winds, and needs a lot more wind to move his larger/heavier boat."
Adventures of Superboo - blog
CNN report about the Everglades Challenge and Marisa - Adventures of Superboo - An 11-year-old girl embarks on a grueling 300-mile race through the Everglades in her mother's honor.
Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition, by Ralph Diaz - recommended reading on folding Kayaks and the BSD rigs.