Monthly Archives: January 2011

SV Wadda, Margaret + Moe from North Dakota US

Current Location: Las Brisas, Panama City Greetings to all our readers and visitors. We travelled to Gamboa then boarded a canopied panga (long thin dinghy with large outboard), were soon under the old Gamboa bridge and out in the Panama … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

Sponsoring – competing priorities

The pearl of marketing re-examined in the context of windvane steering systems. I made my confession on 28 December 2008 on the German YachtForum board: Laura Dekker was not a familiar name at the time, just a girl who came … Continue reading

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

SV Bika, Nina+Henrik Nor Hansen NOR

Norwegian couple, sailing Bika, a Contessa 26, around the world. We left Norway in 2005, and are currently sailing down the Mexican coast. Nihilism and Photography. Most places aren’t really that interesting. I’m stating this as a fact: it’s mainstream … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Yovo, Bruno Daguzan FRA

Jeanneau Sun Legende 41 autour du monde. Started at her homeport in France 2007 passed Gibraltar towards the Canaries later the year to go West in the same winter. Visiting the Antilles, Curacao, Trinidad, Venezuele, La Tortuga and Les Roques … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Nada, Stine + Andreas SWE

Laurin 31 ketch rigged built in 1968 needed some careful upgrade and restauration before the start for her Atlantic circle some time in summer 2010. The boat is being performed by a Windpilot Atlantic auxiliary rudder system of 1973. The … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Felicia, Tomas Larsson SWE

Laurin 32 started from her homeport in Stockholm in summer 2010 and excaped to the South. Passed Guernsey late october to pass the Bay of Biscay late season. Arrived in the Canaries mid of november to head West in december. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Ballerina, Gesa+Onno Hurdelbrink GER

Baltic 51 mit Windpilot Pacific, die über die Notpinne steuert. Sehr geehrter Herr Förthmann, sind gut auf den kapverden angekommen. Nach unserem start sollte nun auch der windpilot zum einsatz kommen. Nach wenigen vergeblichen Versuchen klappte es und wir waren … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

Fishing boat in rough sea at Icelands coast

Posted in YouTube | Leave a comment

SV Swan of Tuonela, Judy+Anthony Gifford CAN

Bruce Roberts 45 started from her homeport in Ontario, Canada sometime in 2007, slowly sailed down the Eastcoast of the United States, entering warmer waters quite a time later, went snorkelling in the Bahamas and entered the Carribbean waters afterwards. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Forty Two, Mercedes+Carsten Borchardt GER

Mercedes and Carsten first met in 2000 at the Baltic Germany during sailing . It just took some months to realize that they were destined to walk together. Soon afterwards they decided to have a plan, the idea of a … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Mingming, Roger Taylor UK during JESTER CHALLENGE 2010

Roger Taylor is an experiences yachtsman undertaking extended cruises in Northern waters.His tiny Corribee 21 fitted with Pacific Light has taken part to the JESTER CHALLENGE 2010, however retired and ended with broken rib at Greenlands coast. Follow Rogers adventures … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, YouTube | Leave a comment

SV Civetta, Vlado Porvaznik, Palo Prepiak, Alan Böhm Slovakia

Slovenian Reja 35 on her Atlantic crossing in summer 2010, starting in Guadeloupe, passing the Azores towards Gibraltar and her homeport in Slovakia. A carefully cut video showing life above and below water…

Posted in YouTube | Leave a comment

SV Silver Cloud – Protokoll eines Hurrikans

Dies ist die Geschichte eines amerikanisch – gualtemaltekischen Pärchens Gory und Ovi Sacasan, die sich vor 5 Jahren entschlossen hatten, ihren Träume ein Zuhause zu verschaffen. Sie kauften ein solides älteres Schiff, eine PEARSON 40 Kompositbau und machten sich an … Continue reading

Posted in YouTube | Leave a comment

SV Riddle, Egenolf van Stein Callenfels NL

Atlantic 43 and his owner made interesting trips in European waters. Egenolf is writer for the Dutch Online Magazine ZILTMAGAZINE and just recently published his trip to the Lofoten in 2010. “Het Licht van de Lofoten lonkt”. De stilte, de … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | 1 Comment

Part artwork, part boat – literally!

French artist Julien Berthier has designed a fully functional boat to look as if it is sinking. The 6.5m (21ft) yacht was cut in half with a new keel and motor added so it remains in the sinking position while … Continue reading

Posted in Picture impressions | Leave a comment

SV Athos, Marie Ange+Raoul Boisrame FRA

Caroff 12m Ile Disko autour du monde, a ce moment en Senegal, equipee avec un Windpilot Pacific. Raoul est auteur pour le site de la Grand Croisiere, visitez SVP ici

Posted in YouTube | Leave a comment

X-Mas Greetings, the snow courier driver

This is Herbert, 76 year old and still far away from retirement which is why he is using 4 rather than just 2 hands – to get ready with the work – of manufacturing Windpilot pushrods – to drive his … Continue reading

Posted in Picture impressions | Leave a comment

SV Mira, Marion+Rene Jenss GER

German built aluminium Reinke 13m started from her homeport in 2008, sailed South to West Afrika, crossed the South Atlantic ocean in 2009 and is cruising in Brasilian waters at this time. Continue their adventures in German language here please

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Calafell, Humberto el Holandès Errante

Halycon 27 travelling around the ball with 70.000 nm behind her keel Singlehander Humberto and his dog on her way for new adventures, now since many years Lunes 8 Noviembre 2010. Nou,graag natuurlijk. Na het K.R.O. programma van 7 november, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment

SV Pjotter, Rhiannon Davies+Sebastiaan Ambtman NL

Breehorn 37 and her owners left her homeport in Den Helder for a two year Atlantic circle. Rhiannon Davies was born in Cambridge, Massachusstes, USA, Sebastiaan Ambtman was born in Den Helder, Netherlands to a Dutch father and Indonesian mother. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Leave a comment