Performance Sail Kit 8


Get The Most Of Your Walker Bay 8

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.

You can add a Jib Sail to any WB8 or WB10 Sail Kit! Includes sail, line kit and jib cams including instructions to install – 2013 and newer models are fitted, older models may require slight modification.

  • Sail Kit 8 Information

  • Tech & Manuals

  • Specifications

  • Parts & Accessories

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.


• 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


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.


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.


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.


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


Simple to rig and easy to sail, Walker Bay sail boats 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.


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 maximizes 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.


  • Sail Kit 8 Assembly Instructions
  • Jib Sail Kit Assembly Instructions
  • Walker Bay 8 Brochure
  • Walker Bay 8 Owner's Manual
  • Walker Bay 8 Spec Sheet
  • Walker Bay 8 Performance Sail Kit Spec Sheet
  • Walker Bay 8 Exploded Diagram


  • Journal of the American Sailing Association - Mar 2010
  • Lakestyle Magazine - Dec 2004
  • Blue Water Sailing - May 2003
  • Chesapeake Bay - April 2002
275RID Sail Kit
310RID Sail Kit
Sail Kit 8
Sail Kit 10
Overall Length (cm / feet) 275 cm / 9′ 310 cm / 10′ 2″ 250 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
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
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