The light and easy spinnaker

Developed as a variant of the Parasailor, the Parasail is a great light wind performer. With very little tendency to roll, it is ideal for small crews. Use of the spinnaker pole is possible but not necessary.

No pole required

There are several ways of rigging the Parasail. 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 Parasail without a pole.

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Works well on autopilot

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

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How the wing works

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

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Made to order - pick your color

Each Parasail 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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Training included

Every customer is entitled to a complimentary training at our national training center in St. Petersburg, Florida, where we operate a fleet of luxury boats ranging in size from 32 to 50 ft. You simply fly into Tampa airport, receive a complimentary night's stay on one of our boats, followed by a private training session the next day.

At the end of your training session with your private instructor you will be totally confident in your ability to use and enjoy your new Parasail.

Parasailor and Parasail compared

As their names suggest, the Parasailor and the Parasailor are very similar. Read on to learn about the differences of the two downwind sails.

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"The Parasail stayed set and never collapsed once!"

"I do find the Parasail a fantastic coastal cruising spinnaker: With winds of between 4 knots and 15 knots we had a novice at the helm for the 25 mile downwind leg and he couldn't steer a very straight course, especially when he was handed a beer. His course varied over 40 degrees and for the most part we were sailing by the lee; i.e. Parasail out to port and the wind coming on the port side of the boat. The Parasail stayed set and never collapsed once! Fantastic."

Stuart Anderson, UK