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Roulette Francaise

LEARNING THE LESSONS FROM THE VENDÉE GLOBE Roulette Francaise

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Peter Foerthmann

PETER FOERTHMANN, AUTHOR: HOW AND WHY?
 Peter Foerthmann

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Trouble afloat – Orca attacks – rudder failure

INCIDENT # 4 – RUDDER DISABLED BY ORCA ATTACK OFF PORTUGAL Trouble afloat

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Boatbuilding – Yesterday and Today

NEW BOOKS : BOATBUILDING YESTERDAY AND TODAY Boatbuilding

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Wind vane steering and hydraulic wheelsteering

HYDRAULIC WHEEL STEERING Hydraulic steering

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Tom Cunliffe – Sythesis of Autopilot and Windpilot

22TON PILOT CUTTER WESTERNMANN PERFORMED BY RAYMARINE TILLERPILOT Tom Cunliffe

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Windpilot Books

A MAYDAY FROM THE CIRCLING WAGONS
 Circumnavigation

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SV Lescale – Neil Hird UK

ALLURES 45 – WINDPILOT AND THE PASSARELLE IN THE MED Passerelle

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Circumnavigation #5

EPILOGUE – CORONAVIRUS THE TURNING POINT?
 Circumnavigation # 5

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The yachts by nations

BOATS BY COUNTRY – USA USA

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Rudder = Heart

THE RUDDER – HEART OF THE BOAT Rudder = Heart

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SY Iron Lady – Nathalie Mueller + Michael Wnuk GER

THE STORY OF DAISY – PETER AND I Michael has been busy doing laps with the new love of his life for quite a while now but when he first sent me this little gem in 2012 I was still … Continue reading

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SV L´eau Commotion – William Hatfield AUS

SOLO NONSTOP RTW WESTBOUND – FOURTH TIME LUCKY Bill ended up having to wait until the age of 81 to realise his great ambition. Now he’s done it – and claimed the record as the oldest person ever to achieve … Continue reading

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Turbulent Times – no impact for Windpilot

TURBULENCE AND CONSEQUENCES Turbulent Times

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WoM 1990 – 2000

DAYS LONG PAST BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN WoM 1990-2000

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The first acid test

SV Olaf Trygvason – Hasko Scheidt GER The acid test

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Windpilot Environmental Impact

A FEW QUICK THOUGHTS Environmental

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Yachting Boating Forum comments

COMMENTS – COMPARISON – EXPERIENCES ABOUT WINDPILOT PACIFIC Forum – comments

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Big World -Small World

REFLECTIONS ON SAILING IN A TIME OF UPHEAVAL Big-Small World

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Burghard Pieske

PACIFIC LIGHT – DON’T BLAME ME, BLAME BURGHARD Burghard Pieske

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