EK are now a distributor of the world's fastest growing kayak sail brand, Flat Earth Sails. We are stocking the most recent evolution of the sail design we used with great success on the 2011 North Reef Expedition, the Trade Wind.

The Trade Wind is the all-rounder sea kayak sail, and our most popular, at .8 sqm. The latest evolution of the Flat Earth Kayak Sail, the Trade Wind sail is a sign of the constant improvements that Flat Earth are making to their designs, without departing too far from the simple idea of putting a sail on a sea kayak. Made from a mylar/scrim/mylar tri-laminate, designed to be both tear & UV resistant, with a very cool modern look which also allows you to see through the sail at the approaching conditions. This sail is available through our ONLINE STORE for $390 including delivery. Douglas Wilcox has written a comprehensive review of the sail on his excellent sea kayaking blog Sea Kayak Photo, which you can read HERE.

The Trade Wind .70, .80. and 1m sails are available through our ONLINE STORE for $390 including delivery.

Flat Earth sails are made out of a new Trilaminate sail cloth, giving amazing shape holding properties, available in a range of colours.

Flat Earth Sails were designedin Gippsland Victoria, by our paddling mate Mick MacRobb, and meet all of the rigorous quality targets we would expect from a paddling aid that in the right conditions can supercharge your kayak. The video to the right gives a rundown on the Flat Earth sails, and Mick's thinking behind the design

There is a fantastic article Rob wrote about Sea Kayak Sailing & safety, which was published in Britain's Ocean Paddler Magzine HERE. It's worth a read if you're considering getting into kayak sailing..

Sails drying in the sunset, Hummocky Island, Queensland Rob on the 92km crossing from Fraser Island to Lady Elliot Island
Mark contemplating the first landing by kayakers on Queensland's Tryon Island (photo Chris James) Mark & Rob crossing the Capricornia Cays (photo Chris James)

When it all lines up, here's what a Flat Earth Sail is capable of doing. Bear in mind that these are fully loaded expedition boats, bustling along in a breeze that is nowhere near the extreme end of the spectrum.