Designed for small crews

Designed for small crews

The Parasailor was developed especially for small crews. It is very easy to handle and very well tempered. After all, what you want is a relaxed and drama-free atmosphere on board. Even more so when it's only your spouse and you.

Well tempered companion

The Parasailor is a very well tempered companion on your downwind courses. Unlike regular spinnakers, the Parasailor stands very stable and has no inclination to roll or collapse.

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No pole required

There are several ways of rigging the Parasailor. While it is perfectly fine to use the spinnaker pole just like with a regular spinnaker, it is definitely not necessary to do that. The spreading moment of the wing suffices to conveniently use the Parasailor without a pole.

Less load on the bow

The lift created by the Parasailor's wing significantly reduces the load on the bow, making it much easier to steer and control your boat.

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Works well on autopilot

Parasailor on autopilotWith almost no tendency to roll and great self-trimming characteristics, the Parasailor is ideal for use on autopilot.

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Highly durable

Each Parasailor is a highly durable product, engineered to last, made from only top quality materials, and hand-crafted with greatest accuracy.

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Good from 70° to 180° AWA

Two sails in one! The Parasailor works from 70° to 180° apparent wind angle (AWA), that is, its covers the domains of both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers taken together.

Made to order - pick your color

Each Parasailor is made to order in ISTEC's own, Europe-based factory. That's why you are not bound to our standard color designs.

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Free training included

You don't have much experience in downwind sailing? Don't worry, your Parasailor dealer will happily help you get started. In fact, a free training session is included in the purchase price.

How the wing works

Wing Principle DiagramThe wing is the reason why the Parasailor is so well-mannered. Read on to learn how it works.

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"I look forward to flying the Parasailor all the way and at night"

"We are setting off across the Atlantic and by the time this goes to print will hopefully be half way across and I look forward to flying the Parasailor all the way and at night, not worrying about gusts as we have flown the sail on a sister boat in 30 - 40 kn without a problem, going faster than an old cruiser like me is comfortable with, but very comforting to know the squall danger is now a thing of the past and the fuel saving for light winds is going to be phenomenal."

Meme Grant, Rayvin 30 Catamaran Lunatic, South Africa