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SV Elane – Eivind Amsrud NOR

ATLANTIC CIRCLE ON JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 43 DS Dear Peter, After 2 years of cruising and crossing the Atlantic both ways, we are now back in our home country, Norway. Just wanted to let you know that we have been … Continue reading

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Considerations about emergency rudders

ORCAS – THE THINKING BEGINS Considerations about Emergency rudders

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In the Service of Aeolus

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SAILOR In the Service of Aeolus

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SV Asevao – David Jolivet FRA

GARCIA PASSOA 46 – ARRIVED IN HORTA Hi Peter, between the problems with the COVID and the manufacturing of the custom-made support part for the Windpilot and the Watt&Sea, it took me a long time before I install the Windpilot… … Continue reading

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The Orcas – again

WISHFUL THINKING ABOUT GOOD BOAT BUILDING TRADITIONS? The riddle of the Orcas

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Love triangles

LOVE SHARED Love triangles

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SV Polonez – Krzysztof Baranowski PL

TWO LEGENDS ON THE ROAD – NO THREE! Krzysztof Baranowski

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SV Otter II – Jean + Mario Lumaye BE

CIRCUMNAVIGATION – THREE TIMES – ARZAL de MORBIHAN After an Iridium call for help from the South Atlantic, an unconventional repair, the Windpilot stern ornament eventually made it through to its third circumnavigation of the globe, albeit not as visually … Continue reading

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SV Sini – Mika Pukari FIN

RUSTLER 42 – HELSINKI – KIEL – HELSINKI Hi Peter, after your fixes in Kiel, the windpilot steers fine. Due the covid issues and restrictions we decided in Rendsburg, to turn home to Finland. Your book Myth Circumnavigation gives invaluable … Continue reading

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SV Santana – Jan + Trees van Weeghel NED

FOOR FOR THE EYES SV Santana – Jan + Trees van Weeghel NED

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SV Ummagumma – Malu + Simone de Lillo ITA

OVNI 445 – MED – AZORES AND BACK Hello Peter, hope all is well in Hamburg. Beautiful navigations to the Azores and beetween the islands with your wind pilot.  Every day I learn more and more. Pity you didn’t teach the windpilot to … Continue reading

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SV Sarah – Fred Reynolds US

SAILING BACK AND FORTH TO COLOMBIA MANY TIMES Hi Peter, you installed a Pacific in Gran Canaria in 2003 on Sarah, my 1980 C&C 34, and it has steered the boat valiantly to Colombia and many times back and forth … Continue reading

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SV Daphne – Daniel Brink UK

ED BURNETT 35 GAFFCUTTER ON HER WAY FROM CAPE TOWN VIA GRENADA TO IRELAND Hello Peter, we are currently making plans to return to Grenada to prepare Daphne, our Ed Burnett gaff cutter, for the final leg across to Ireland … Continue reading

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SV Nausikaa – Kayo Ozaki Au

VANCOUVER 34 – DAS ZWEITE LEBEN IN DOWNUNDER Hi Peter, I’m the second owner of “Nausikaa” Vancouver 34C. Gerhard sailed solo from Hamburg to Australia via Panama, and left the boat with the broker to sell in Pittwater, north of … Continue reading

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SV Kutani – Euan Mackay Scotland

WARRIOR 40 CRUISING IN EUROPE WITH STONE AGE PACIFIC Hi Peter, I am after your expertise, I had some great voyages again this summer, singlehanded from Ireland down to South of Spain wind pilot all the way and unsurprisingly the … Continue reading

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SV Ioda – Stéphane Cudelou FRA

ANNÉES SABBATIQUE À LA VOILE SUR IODA – OVNI 435 Bonjour Peter, Just to tell you that we arrived at La Martinique few days ago after a 14 days quiet transat from Cabo Verde. We use the Windpilot all the … Continue reading

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SV Albatros – Jan Willem Eyssen NED

BESTEVAER 55 USING WINDPILOT PACIFIC FOR 12 YEARS Dear mr Förthmann, As from the launch in 2009, my Bestevaer 55′ Albatros (approx. 26 tonnes) has been equipped with both a Pacific Windpilot and a B&G autopilot. Both the pilots are … Continue reading

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SV The Point – David Auld AU

FIRST SAILING EXPERIENCES WITH WINDPILOT IN AUSTRALIA Hello Peter, Installation and commissioning went very well. There were no surprises and no need for further adjustments. I’ve used the unit in light conditions and just recently for a beam reach in 20-25 … Continue reading

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SV Kompaan – Peter Jongepier NED

HR 34 – TRANSATLANTIC Hi Peter, Hope you are doing well. Firstly wanted to reconfirm how happy I’m with your Windpilot which helped me to cross the Atlantic smoothly. Many thanks for developing this fantastic product! Best from the West … Continue reading

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SV Dutch – Sebastiaan Ambtman NED

BOREAL 44 – TRANSATLANTIC WITH FAMILY YT CHANNEL

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