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Old 05-05-2012, 06:54   #1
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Spinnaker Parasail ?

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I saw a photo of a sailboat with a parasail behind it (it looked like a sail instead of a parachute.) What is this called? Does anyone have info on this? Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:49   #2
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Re: Spinnaker Parasail?

Parasailor SA - ISTEC The downwind company Parasail Parasailor The venting spinnaker which replaces the spinnaker, gennaker and assymetric sails
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:42   #3
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Re: Spinnaker Parasail?

Cool! But, not the type in question. I have googled a bit and some call it a Spinnaker Swing. (Just like the small boats pulling a parasail/parachute... only this is a sailboat pulling a free floating spinnaker with a swing at the bottom for a rider! *tethered at the top to the mast and at the bottom to the back of the sailboat.* It is very cool.
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Cool till you catch an odd puff and end up tossed against a spreader.

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Riding the spinnaker can be done safely, or not... Usually at anchor...
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Re: Spinnaker Parasail ?

i dont get this, a new sport? are the kites not good enough?
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Old 04-06-2012, 19:39   #7
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Re: Spinnaker Parasail ?

Spinnaker flying has been around almost as long as spinnakers.
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Thanks for all the responses!
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