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8 Performance Sail Kit

  • Get More Fun From Your Dinghy

    The Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit comes with high end rigging features while still being easy to rig or break down and store. It is perfect for those who want performance while still keeping it simple.

    $899 USD (Sail Kit Only)

  • Two-piece collapsible mast breaks down easily for storage when not in use.

    Easy to connect conventional 6.5 ft rotor boom.

    Easy adjustable on/off ratchet block.

    Aluminum profile Daggerboard – stiff and light making it easy to sail upwind.

    Telescopic and adjustable tiller extension makes it easy to change positions while sailing.

    Quick release button to detach rudder.

    Retractable aluminum kick-up rudder.

    Boom Vang with floating cleat.

    Reinforced mast support tube.

    Clear sail window for better visibility.

    High aspect ratio 4 oz Dacron Battened Main Sail gives you great upwind performance.

    Get More Fun From Your Dinghy

    The Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit comes with high end rigging features while still being easy to rig or break down and store. It is perfect for those who want performance while still keeping it simple.

    Standard Features & Components
    • High aspect ratio sail design
    • Battened mainsail
    • On/off ratchet block
    • Retractable aluminum rudder
    • Quick release rudder system
    • Adjustable tiller extension stows inside the tiller
    • Aluminum daggerboard
    • Color coded lines
    • Boom vang with floating cleat
    • Collapsible mast for easy transport or storage
    • Clear sail window for better visibility
    • Quick release button to attach/ detach rudder
    • Flotation bag for added buoyancy
    • Boom vang with floating cleat
    Hands on Quality

    For over ten years, Walker Bay has combined practical innovation and advanced engineering to create a line of award winning boats. With the goal of getting more people on the water having fun, Walker Bay has focused on functional innovations that improve performance while making boating simpler and more carefree. Using only premium materials, components and hardware, our sail kits are built to last and are backed by a 2 year limited warranty. This, combined with our hands-on fine finishing and diligent attention to detail, you can be assured of the finest quality.

    Vang Cleat

    The innovative Vang Cleat is simple, extremely durable and easy to use. Constructed of high-tech Polycarbonate material that fuses together several composites, it easily controls the shape of the sail with no moving parts, making it virtually indestructible.

    Rudder Blade

    The high performance rudder blade combines a super durable composite glass-filled Nylon rudder head with a hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil. It also includes an easy to use universal articulating tiller extension which allows steering from various positions and is easily stowable within itself.

    Daggerboard

    A hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil was developed for our daggerboards, to create a board that combines maximum stiffness with minimum weight.

     

     

  • Model
    275RID Sail Kit
    310RID Sail Kit
    Sail Kit 8
    Sail Kit 10
    MSRP
    (*Tube & Sail Kit)
    (**Sail Kit Only)
    $1598 USD* $1798 USD* $899 USD** $1099 USD**
    Dimensions
    Overall Length (cm / feet) 275 cm / 9′ 310 cm / 10′ 2″ 251 cm / 8′ 3″ 295 cm / 9′ 8″
    Beam (cm / feet) 172 cm / 5′ 8″ 183 cm / 6′ 132 cm / 4′ 4″ 145 cm / 4′ 9″
    Inside Beam (cm / feet) 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″ 125 cm / 4′ 1″ 135 cm / 4′ 5″
    Tube Diameter (cm / inches) 20 cm / 8″ 20 cm / 8″ N/A N/A
    Total Weight (kg / lbs) 40 / 89 68 / 149 32 / 71 57 / 126
    Airtight Compartments 4 4 N/A N/A
    Capacity
    Passengers 3 4 2 3
    Max Payload (kg / lbs) 186 / 410 255 / 562 192 / 425 204 / 449
    Outboard Data
    Short Shaft Short Short Short Short
    Max. Horsepower 4 6 2 3
    Available Tube Material
    German Made Heytex PVC Yes Yes N/A N/A
    Sailing Specifications
    Mast Height (m / feet) 4.47m / 14′ 8″ 4.47m / 14′ 8″ 4.47m / 14′ 8″ 4.47m / 14′ 8″
    Sail Area (m / feet) 3.6m² / 39ft² 4.6m² / 50ft² 3.6m² / 39ft² 4.6m² / 50ft²

    Specifications subject to change.

  • Sailing Performance

    Simple to rig and easy to sail, Walker Bay Sailboats are competitive on all tacks versus other boats in their class. Pointing ability is optimized through a combination of hull design, sail plan and daggerboard performance. A hinged telescopic tiller extension allows steering from various positions within the boat and will easily retract, ultimately yielding comfort and fast transitions for every level of sailor.

    Advanced Innovation Results in Superior Performance

    Designed by experts on the international racing circuit, Walker Bay sail kits are loaded with performance features to enhance your experience on the water. A computer generated hydrodynamic lightweight aluminum foil was created for our daggerboards. Combining maximum stiffness, minimum weight and maximum surface area on the daggerboard enables the boat to point better into the wind while still maintaining speed. By using a combination of glass-filled finer reinforced nylon and lightweight 6061 extruded aluminum, we have created a rudder blade that maximises its high strength to weight ratio. As, a result, the rudder blade is stiffer, lighter and will last longer over time. This innovation creates superior upwind ability, responsiveness, turning, tacking and acceleration.

  • New Boat News: Chesapeake Bay

    Publication:
    Published:
    Document:
    Chesapeake Bay
    Apr 2002
    Walker Bay 10 Sailboat
    Chesapeake Bay-Dinghy-Aug02.pdf

    Featured Sailboat RID: Journal of the American Sailing Association

    Publication:
    Published:
    Document:
    Journal of the American Sailing Association
    Mar 2010
    Featured_Sailboat_RID.pdf

    Build a Sailboat!: Lakestyle Magazine

    Publication:
    Published:
    Document:
    Lakestyle Magazine
    Dec 2004
    Lakestyle-Dinghy-Dec04.pdf

    New and Noteworthy: Blue Water Sailing

    Publication:
    Published:
    Document:
    Blue Water Sailing
    May 2003
    BWS-Dinghy-May03.pdf

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