I grew up in Puerto Rico where the strong tropical sun would burn me to a crisp in no time! To combat the harmful UV rays, I would wear long sleeve rash guards and a sheet over my legs. It wasn't long before I realized that this sheet could turn my simple kayak into a square rigger!
This simple queen size bed sheet was tied to the kayak and raised to catch the wind. Here you can see my dog and I riding the wind effortlessly! I tried many variations, using the paddle as a mast, a yard, and even as a dagger board.
Back then, I never imagined myself owning a sailboat; let alone living on one! It's incredible how much can change in just a decade!