THE SAILING

PADDLING

“VELA PAGAIA”

SYSTEM

 

IT’S A SYMPLE  MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY  THAT  COMBINES THE WIND FORCE TO THE ARMS STRENGTH, SAFELY AND HAPPILY. IT  AUTOMATICALLY WEAKENS THE SAIL AND THE CENTRE BOARD, IF NECESSARY, BY PREVENTING  THE NAUTICAL MEANS TO BE SUNKEN.

 

 

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KAYAK MODEL SET WITH THE NEW SAILING KIT “VELAPAGAIA”

(ANTI CAPSIZE AUTOMATIC SYSTEM)

 

KAYAK MODEL WITH A TRADITIONAL SAILING SYSTEM

VELA PAGAIA

system

You cannot find  any sailing product worldwide, that provides an anti capsize system able to safely manage the heeling, without  any direct

user activity, in every monohull without keel nautical means.

 

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WE PROVIDE FOR FREE OUR  CUSTOMER SERVICE TO ALL THE KAYAK FANS.

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VELAPAGAIA FAQ

GIACOMO VOLPONI - VELAPAGAIA PROJECT

60127 - Via Maggini Ancona. ITALY

tel. +39  333 4647464

giacomovolponi@libero.it

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Giacomo Volponi

 

HI I’M GIACOMO VOLPONI, I’M A KEEN KAYAKER AND I DEAL WITH INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DESIGN. I PROJECTED, DEVELOPPED AND TESTED THE CONCEPT OF VELAPAGAIA WITH MY TEAM AND WE ARE WORKING on OTHER INNOVATIVE IDEAS, THAT WILL SOON BECOME GREAT NEW PRODUCTS.

 

STAND: E21 (pav. 6) - Giacomo Volponi

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  •                                                                                                           Can Vela pagaia be installed on any kind of kayak? --

    The sailing kayak is not recommended for a kayak endurance race, with a cockpit under 60-55 cm, whereas is really suitable for a kayak touring activity, for bigger loads kayaks, with a good stability, which justifies its use. It could be the ideal solution for heavy and slow kayaks, which are very comfortable and cheaper, sold in the large-scale distribution and recommended for beginners. The velapagaia system is suitable for double kayaks, thanks to the really wide sail area.

     

  • Why sailing with velapagaia gives calmness?--

    The fear of capsizing, especially with a closed kayak…going underwater with your kayak and the sail over! When the kayak swerves, owing to a sudden wave, you already get a warning! If you add wind on the sail, the situation could become critic and we panic!

    I you are afraid of capsizing with your kayak you can trust on velapagaia system installed on your hull,  that automatically activates when you lose control of the sail, in critical conditions. If suddenly we realize we have lost control of the sail and feel dragged unable to drive the kayak, we just need to raise a rope and the dragging stops, because sail and mast are suddenly furled. If the wind still keeps the sail high you can easily do it manually, without any effort. Sometimes you can be distracted.. to greet a friend, changing clothes or drinking some water, or there are wind gusts or the wind suddenly changes direction. You can count on velapagaia in any condition! Changing the direction with a strong wind, an unwanted jibe. Velapagaia solves every unexpected event, without your intervention.

  • IS it possible to drive up wind with velapagaia?--

    Paddling up wind is hard and it’s difficult to keep the direction; this also depends on the shape of the kayak: the more exposed to the wind and with a smaller keel, the more are the problems; the less exposed and with a bigger keel, the less are the problems. Why Adding velapagaia terribly changes this rule?

     

    1 – sail and drift allow us to keep a close-hauled sailing point, so we can go on zigzagging but we need time enough space for manoeuvre, and at the same time it is the sail that makes the effort.

     

    2 – if we do not have time and space, the solution is taking off the sail and stow it with the mast in the kayak or on the deck, then paddling with the help of the drift of velapagaia, which is able to keep the bow in the desired direction, canceling the leeway action of the wind on the kayak. The boat’s wheel does not resolve this problem; on the contrary it worsens the paddling owing to an increased resistance.

    How can a simple kayak do all this?

     

    This is possible because only the drift of velapagaia can be adjusted towards the bow to stern, with minimal driving resistance. It also does not fear the contact with obstacles, such as Sea bottom or rocks, even sideways. Moreover it is possible to fit the second aft drift, working as a skegg, usually provided only for very expensive kayaks, which let us choose our preferred trajectory in every wind conditions. So we don’t need to keep in the blind spot while paddling any more, even with a non directional kayak, that does not tolerate wind. We can freely choose our trajectories, just according to the direction of the wavers.

  • why velapagaia is versatile, cheap, universal and compact?--

    1) It is versatile for its capability to adapt to any kind of sail, from 2 to 3 square meters; it can deal with a wide range of wind intensity, from a few knots to 20.

    2) It is cheap because it doesn’t need any destabilizer.

    3) It is universal because it fits to all types of kayak and sails, in any wind condition.

    4) It is compact because it doesn’t need a special fixed and reinforced casing for a mast up to 3m,15cm.

  • Which are the possible settings?--

    Velapagaia  is  the only kit that gives the possibility of totally adjusting the sailing system.

    All sailing systems have Usually some structural tied points, which cannot be changed. However a kayak is extremely influenced by sea and wind, so it really important that the applied sailing system can help to control it totally.

     

    The possible adjustments are:

    A – structural

    B – functional (all we can choose while sailing).

     

    A – structural:

    1 -  on the basis of the length of the kayak (With velapagaia there are no binding positions so you can choose the position of the kit and the correct adjustment)

    2 -  on the basis of the width of the kayak, the wind power and the capsizing risk, you can set the sensitivity of the anti-listing system;

     

    B – functional

    - the sail height, surface and placement;

    - the board  placement;

    - the mast swinging tightening

    - the use of the boom

    - the inclination of the sheet

     Using these settings allows you to maintain the desired efficient sailing point

  • Is The use of the helm necessarY? --

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    The bigger are the sail and the wind power , the more important is the helm to lighten the load of correcting the sailing point.

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