Monthly Archives: December 2010

ARC Erfahrung 2009 und Fazit

Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40 – Deutscher Eigner berichtet von seinen Erfahrungen mit der ARC, direkt nach Ankunft – und zehn Monate danach. Hier gehts zum aktuellen Bericht German owner reports about 2009 ARC participation and resumes today. Here is the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – yachtsmen dreams

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SV Banik, Jean-Baptiste Delannoy FRA

On a mis en place une navigation simple: C’est vers l’horizon que pointe l’étrave de nos voiliers. C’est sur la barre de navigation horizontale en bas de l’écran que vous trouverez les rubriques qui seront toujours présentes sur le site. … Continue reading

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SV Isola Blanca, Alessandro Gennai ITA

Sparkman & Stephens designed, Italian built Sciarelli 47 got a brand new Windpilot Pacific Plus sometime in 2009. Both her owners travelled to Hamburg to visit the Windpilot workshop – here is the picture gallery about their visit – and … Continue reading

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SV Noa Noa, Lene+Kenth Graff SWE

Swedish built Laurin31 cruising since 2003 in European waters, a Windpilot Pacific at her transom. Kenth Graff: Windpiloten vet vi sen gammalt att det fungerar klanderfritt, så det var inget svårt beslut att ta bort det gammla hydrovane, och ersätta … Continue reading

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SV Spica, Luise, Lars, Till+Marlene Winkelmann GER

Dutch built steel van de Stadt Seal, many years old has been purchased by German family some time 3 years ago. After upgrading the boat the entire family got started for a 3 years circumnavigation, currently staying in South Africa, … Continue reading

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SV Margna, Claudia Vorwerk+Bernd Aeschbacher CH

French built Ovni 435, brandnew built and launched in Les Sable d´Olonnes in 2009 is heading West via Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verdies to follow the dreams of her owners couple. A Windpilot Pacific MF3 is being fitted. Please … Continue reading

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SV Madaris, Sabina+Peter AUT

Pretty old Austrian built Sunbeam 30 completed the Atlantic Circle within 18 months successfully, an 35 year old stainless Windpilot Pacific at her transom. Please have a look at her huge picture gallery telling perhaps more rather than stories – … Continue reading

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Antarctic whales, courtesy of www.expeditionsail.com

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SV Polaris, Martina+Michael Haferkamp GER

A Voyage To Greenland In “Polaris”, Part 2 Two weeks ago we published the first of a three part photo essay by our friend and and incredibly talented photographer, Michael Haferkamp, who, together with Martina, has just spent 18 months … Continue reading

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SV Pandarea, Peter Hoebel GER

legendary French steel built DAMIENII did a lot of ocean cruising during decades. Former German journalist converted his life towards a liveaboard sailing his boat singlehand during many years, mainly in Pacific areas. Peter is author of many books and … Continue reading

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SV Amygdala, Hans-Werner Wienand GER

German built steel SkorpionII, many years old has been reconverted by its todays owner to newest standarts. Boat and owner departed from their homeport in Germany in summer 2010, passing Rein upwards, Rhone downwards and left Port St. Louis in … Continue reading

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SV Vagant, Ton ten Velde NED

aluminium built van de Stadt Madeira 46 left her homeport in NL sometime in summer 2009, took a circle in the Med, passed Gibraltar, Madeira the Canaries and is currently in the Cap Verdes en route to Surinam, Tobago, Curacao, … Continue reading

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Light-hearted reflections on the 25th anniversary of the ARC

Tears and anguish are a night-time tradition in the Canaries, at least when Europe’s migrating sailors pull into port every autumn. Descending locust-like on the supermarkets, they buy up crates of beer and bananas, pampers and milk as though supplies … Continue reading

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