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SV Vaguebond – Ivan Steenhuyse BE

HALF WAY DONE Hi Peter, after sailing more than 15000 miles in 16 months, we’ve arrived in New Zealand. Our Windpilot did almost every mile of steering during our trip and she is one of the best purchases we made … Continue reading

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SV Kairos – Menno van Loon NED

YOUR PRODUCT IS JUST TOO GOOD Dear Peter, Just a quick update.  Depending on your perspective, I have either good or bad news. Your product is simply too good. Despite being several decades old and having been rammed by a … Continue reading

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SV Suditude – Jean Claude Fleuret CH

MELCHIORE ANTARCTICA Thank you for all, and hope the Windpilot go again; for the moment, a lot of miles, the track to Antarctica and 6 times Patagonia and Terra del Fuego ! Melchiore, Antarctica, a fantastic place where the Windpilot … Continue reading

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SV Waskaran – Patrick Lataillade FR

Hi Peter, Thank you for your nice offer! I can see that you have not changed and still offer the same incredible service ( Though I am a bit ashamed to ask you for a piece of rope! ) I … Continue reading

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SV SantaPaz – Lucas Tauil de Freitag Brazil

WORLDCRUISING IN PICTURES and WITH KIDS continue here

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SV Tamata – Matt Lansdown US

Before we installed our self-steering wind vane, the flashiest things on the boat were our brightly colored-coded reefing lines. Now we not only have a contemporary German kinetic sculpture attached to our transom but also a third form of steering … Continue reading

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SV Passage – Bud Bliemeister US

CIRCUMNAVIGATION NEARLY COMPLETED Peter, I need to order some parts for my trusty old Windpilot Pacific. We left Hawaii ten years ago on our Peterson 44 and have only one leg remaining (Tahiti to Hawaii) to complete our circumnavigation. The … Continue reading

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SV Tamata – Matt Lansdown US

NEW YORK to PANAMA Hi Peter, now we have put around 1700nm on the vane, we left from rhode island in early november and are now in Bocas del toro, panama. we have solidly tested the windpilot in a wide … Continue reading

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SV Athos – Marie+Raoul Boisrame FRA

Hi Peter, We thank you for your help throught the “Gros Dave” the Pacific windpilot. Our travel Le Grau du Roi to Martigues, by road it’s near 50 km!!! For Athos it was 1660 days & 13000 Nm!! Grau du … Continue reading

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SV Marianne – Sailing Conductors – Ger

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SV Admetus – Belinda+David Sturm AT

THREE YEARS DONE – HALF WAY ROUND Small boat on a long journey, Belinda, David and their SADLER 32 entered the Pacific at the beginning of the year 2014, visiting Polynesia, Tuamotus and other archipelago, tried kite surfing in Maupiti … Continue reading

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SV Suditude – Jean Claude Fleuret CH

PASSAGE TRINIDAD TO CHILE Hello Peter, Beautiful your pilot; we are now in Valdivia, all the time performed by your invention! Perfection even in weak wind and strong ! More finesse than the Windsurf, more beautiful, a lot of positiv … Continue reading

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SV NatHape – Nathalie + Hans Peter CH

If websites go travelling Travelling the world, does not necessarily require to leaving the home. Sometimes it is enough to open an appropriate website to travel thousands of kilometers. This should be a website for this purpose. We want our … Continue reading

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SV Anne – Nette+Stefan Wendl GER

FAMILY + 3 KIDS + THE ATLANTIC ROUND Thats the plan and we will see what the reality will be. With a little bit of support from various sides, they will start on 3rd of july from the City Port … Continue reading

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SV Monsterpiu – Jayme Souza + Adriana Diniz Br

GUESTS at HAMBURG CITY MARINA Jayme and Adriana from Brasil came to Germany to receive a brandnew HANSE 385 from the HANSE YARD in Greifswald. Delivery took some unexpected time so they decided to stay around Greifswald for nearly 2 … Continue reading

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SV Living the Dream, Joe Mangold GER

Albin Vega zu Besuch auf Tahiti Hallo Peter Foerthmann, Auch als kompletter Segelneuling bin ich prima mit Schiff und Windpilot zurechtgekommen. Trotz Haiangriff und Ramming durch 40ft Trimarans bin ich super von Deutschland nach Tahiti gekommen. Gruss aus Papeete Joe … Continue reading

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SV Hope – Joshua van Eijndhoven NED

RIVAL 34 on her Circumnavigation HI Peter, I ‘m 28 years and sailing around the world . We left the Netherlands in 2011, having visited Brazil and are currently in Carribbean waters. I am writing a weekly blog for the … Continue reading

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SV Harmony – Nick Jaffe Au

San Francisco – Sydney – 84 days Hi Peter, Happy New Year to you. My crossing of the Pacific was very successful – as usual the Windpilot was the most reliable piece of equipment on the boat, and steered us … Continue reading

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SV Drifter – Coby+Arnold Lelijveld NL

WEDDING IN A COLOURFUL WORLD Coby und Arnold Lelijveld spent three full days in a colourful world. Together with eight sailing friends they have been invited to participate to a traditional wedding ceremony in SUVASAVU FIJI CONTINUE>

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SV Kira, Claus Boehlje+Tim Wichmann DE

Touchdown auf Waiheke New Zealand, 5.Februar 2013 Gestern war THE DAY (Zitat Njenga). Da naemlich Passagerock gestern und heute geschlossen war bzw. ist, enstand schon vor laengerer Zeit der Plan, den gestrigen Tag zu einem Tag am Strand zu nutzen…mit … Continue reading

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