Originally Posted by boatman61
Just a total thread drift... but not entirely.... I can't remember how or why but I ended up on a site for kayakers and I spotted a really neat idea....
Someones come up with a dome shaped lightweight sail for kayaks... it only works down wind...
I'm sorry my friend, but as someone who just spent the holidays in a sea kayak
circumnavigating Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez
, I can attest that there's no such thing as "downwind" in a sea kayak
. The wind is always
on the nose. When we were heading north up the west side of the island, we were paddling into El Norte. When we were heading south down the east side, we were paddling into El Coromuel. We did 50nm in 5 days in fully loaded boats--carrying 15 liters of water and a bottle of something more drinkable in each boat--and never once saw this phenomenon you describe as "downwind."