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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Canoecopia Wrap-up!

As always, the year starts for us with Rutabaga's "Canoecopia" show held every mid-March in Madison, WI. This being our 4th year there, we have grown into a much larger booth. Here's what it looked like.

We had a nice Packboat-15 that Alv loaded us for sail demos, as well as a Great American Canoe that Tim let us use and stand on end for our "Cruiser" sail display.

The Folks from Rapid Media came by (The Reel Paddling Film guys) and shot a show-Promo video of us doing out thing. Check it out here!

Here are some more pics from the show...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sail cleat installation = Hands Free Sailing!

We've put together a little video showing how to install these new (and cheap) cleats to hold your sail control lines (we call them sheets in the sailing biz.) so you are free to use your hands for steering, bracing or taking pictures.

Our sailing cleat accessory page is located here at WindPaddle Accessories if you want see whats all involved in the hardware.

Here's the vid...

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Just back from our 4th year at Canoecopia, earned another "Rutabaga" and had a terrific time! The new WindPaddle "Scout" was released and was readily accepted. We put a record number of sails into the eager hands of sailor/paddlers (ran out of "Cruisers" on day #2!).

Here's what our booth looked like. Thanks to Alv at Pakboats and Tim at American Trader Canoes for loaning us boats for our booth display!