Ezzy Zephyr

2015 Zephyr


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Back to our roots. The Zephyr takes us back when you could go out in 10 knots or less and have a really fun time. The long boom length combined with the stable profile gives the Zephyr the power of an 8.5 and the control of a 6.5.

Specifically designed for longboard performance.

Powerful low end combined with a very light feel and amazing top speed capability as well. (we’ve had it up to 36.7 mph) Perfect for boards like the RRD Longrider, Exocet Kona and WindSUP, Mistral Equipe, and other longboards where the sailor is looking for simplicity, stability, performance and durability.

New seam shaping. The Zephyr has a camber-like profile without using cams. The Zephyr has a deep and draft forward foil which is what you want for light air sailing. For stronger wind, apply more outhaul to flatten the profile, and the Zephyr becomes a perfect high wind Freeride sail.

Easy to rig. To take the guess work out of rigging, the Zephyr has color coded outhaul and downhaul indicators.

Built to last. The Zephyr contains no monofilm. The Technora® leech panel provides low stretch along the leech. The new Tri-Lite scrim cloth in the center panel is lightweight and strong. The lower panels and luff panels are built with our super tough Spectra® X Film. The battens are RBS® epoxy. The Zephyr also has a vinyl window for durability and perfect visibility.

You’re not the first to rig it. Our quality is guaranteed because we rig every sail in our factory before it’s shipped.

Unmatched customer service. We take our customers as seriously as we do our sails. Email us at [email protected], and you will get a personal response within 12 hours.

EZZY ZEPHYR SAIL SPECS

Ezzy Zephyr
Min Luff
Max Luff
Boom
Boom
Suggested Mast
No. of
Size (sq.m.)
cm
cm
Min
Max
Battens
7.5
485
489
215
226
460/25/25
6


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Note on Ezzy Masts

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast






Ezzy Sails work great with the Ezzy Mast system, but also work with a variety of other brand masts (RDM and regular diameter). You could contact your mast maker and see if the bend of your non-Ezzy mast is compliant.

Ezzy mast bend curves are tip: 75% to 79% and base: 62% to 65%

Note: this is not carbon content. This is percentage bend relative to the midpoint bend.

For further info on Ezzy Mast sizing, please refer to our Mast Configurator Tool

"Hi David,

I sailed the Zephyr in light wind, it was NE 6-7 mph when I first went out,was not planning, but not slow either. It picked up to 11-12, and I was planning. Without a doubt the Zephyr has as much low end power as an 8.5. It was easy to sail on all points of sail, and in gusts, as stable as a cambered sail.

The Zephyr is an amazing sail! I never thought I would see a camless sail perform like a cambered sail, especially in light wind. I will sail in medium wind next,and lastly strong wind."

--James


"Here's my take on the Ezzy Zephyr 7.5:

Rigging is staightforward and the indication marks on the sail for downhaul tension and outhaul distance are very useful. It's a pleasure to rig on a 460 mast. The boom is longer than I'm used to as this is a low aspectpowerful sail. I just had to adjust my tacks and gybes to keep the clue end clear of the water—no problem.

I like the fullness of this sail, and even with that, the battens rotated very easily. The REAL JOY of this session, though, was how well I was able to plane in about 12 MPH! The water was not even capping, so I know it wasn't windy. It was one of those days that I used to talk myself into going out and then be bummed by lack of sailing fun. Not so with the Zephyr. It pulled like a little pony and had me laughing out loud. It gave me confidence to sail anywhere on the lake and know I could get back to my dock without slogging.

A versatile and forgiving sail for cruising. I'll definitely put one of these on my summer wish list."

--Joann


That sail is fantastic for short boarding. It is very light and easy to handle. I hit 38.6 on it in August. I sail it on the Kona RRD 133 JP 116 JP 106 JP 86

Our friends use it on the Formulas. They love how easy it is to uphaul in choppy conditions. I sailed it last night in 17 knots on the JP 106 it was fantastic!

--Shawn

  • Ittiandro Vivona

    I heard about the Zephyr being very light winds- friendly and good for longboards.( I have a WindSup).
    From a previous posting on this Forum I have been told that one of the reasons for this is that it rotates very easily with a minimum d/haul, thus ensuring a tight leech…In fact, on one of my older sails , I achieved this exactly by cutting the central battens a few inches away from the luff and the sail gained a lot of power. I want to replace it, though, because it is a bit oldish and tattered. This is why I am inquiring about the Zephyr.

    The only down/side is that, from what I can see, the Zephyr comes only in one size( 7.5 m2) and, from my personal experience, I am STRONGLY averse to sails larger than 6-6.5 m2.Why doesn’t Ezzy make smaller Zephyrs, too?
    I had an Ezzy Freeride 7.5 and a Severne Focus 8.5 ( both sold, after I bought the WindSup) and, frankly, I never felt comfortable with them, even though I am not a beginner: they are much harder to handle than smaller sails and a bit of a chore when uphauling, especially with a water-filled 8.5 !

    As a matter of fact ,with the winds I normally sail ( 15-18 knts, possibly 20 knts MAX, gusting)I have plenty of power with my modified 5.6 m2, also given the fact that with WindSups and longboards, because of their length and hull design , you can easily scale down 2 sizes on the sails . The other sail I have (a 6.5 m2) with the battens shortened the same way, pulls like an 8.5 or more in the same winds, even if you adjust the outhaul !
    This is why I think a 7.5 would be unnecessarily large for my needs..
    I wonder why Ezzy doesn’t make a smaller Zephyr !

    Ittiandro

    • ezzysails

      hello Ittiandro,
      thank you for the message. We launched the Zephyr about 8 years ago now. The idea was to just have one size and present a sail that would work great for longboards. This came out before the SUP trend really took hold. The sail was quite popular for a few years, but has subsequently slowed down a bit. The market trends now are more fruitful in the Legacy for a sail like this. Perhaps you could take a closer look at the Legacy series?

      http://www.ezzy.com/sails/2016-sails/2016-ezzy-legacy/

      I think some of the attributes that draws you to the Zephyr would also hold true for the Legacy

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