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SV Olleanna – Jeremy Bagshaw ZA

20.000 SM OF SAILING – CAPE TOWN – LES SABLES – HOBART Jeremy Bagshaw

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SV Tiama – Dustin Reynolds US

SINGLEHAND ROUND THE WORLD – ONE ARM AND ONE LEG ONLY A tragic yet inspiring story. On 18 October 2008, Dustin lost an arm and a leg in a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver in Hawaii. He didn’t … Continue reading

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SV Pingo – Mike Smith Au

THE LOOSE ENDS OF A CHRISTMAS TALE On 25 December 2021, I posted a Christmas tale about Michael Date on my blog following his decision to withdraw from the entry list for the GGR 2022. A year or so later, I would … Continue reading

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SV Suntory Mermaid III – Kenichi Horie JP

WINNER OF BLUE WATER MEDAL – CRUISING CLUB OF AMERICA Kenichi Horie, Japan’s best known ocean sailor, has been named winner of the 2022 Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) for a lifetime of ocean-crossing achievement. … Continue reading

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SV Chamade – Sylvie Cphen + Marc Decrey CH

VERDI – LA TRAVIATA – OVNI 365 – ET LA GRAND MER Magnifique évocation de notre attitude aujourd’hui en cette veillée de Noël. Cela fait 21 jours que nous sommes en pleine mer et il en faudra encore de nombreux … Continue reading

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SV Dutch – Sebastiaan Ambtman NED

LONGDISTANCE CRUISING ON BREEHORN 37 – NOW BOREAL 44 Dear Peter, It has been a few years since we were in contact. We used our Windpilot on our Breehorn 37 ‘Pjotter’ (www.pjotterpassages.com) a great deal. We have now bought a … Continue reading

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SV Dutch – Sebastiaan Ambtman NED

BOREAL 44 – TRANSATLANTIC WITH FAMILY YT CHANNEL

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SV Blue Water – Mikael Olund SWE

ALLEGRO 33 SAILING TO SURINAM Hello Peter! Thank you for a great produkt. I have now used it for approx 12 000 miles. But now I have a problem to make it funktion properly. It seems like the inner pushrod … Continue reading

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SV Melody – John Eriksson SE

HAVSFIDRA 20 – UNDERWAY WITH PACIFIC LIGHT SINCE 10 YEARS Good Day Peter! Windpilot Pacifica Light working great! I just wanted to say i have tried the windvane quite a bit now and it works great! Holds its course in … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

ALONE OR, PREFERABLY, NOT
 Life works best in a pair. 
For anything else 
 To give real satisfaction 
 Is really decidedly rare. 

 Life Lessons

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JSD Drogue

SHANE FREEMAN PRACTISING THE JSD DROGE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC A multi-facted, and complex discussion, where theory and praxis can vary a lot. JSD Drogue

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SV Jonathan – Caro + Marc van de Weg NED

JONATHAN JUST ARRIVED IN PUERTO WILLIAMS – CHILE Hi Peter, A few days ago we arrived in Puerto Williams from the Pacific. We had an uneventful crossing from Rapa Iti in the Austral Islands. Sure we had some weather but … Continue reading

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Pacific – Pacific Plus

ABOUT CHOICES Pacific – Pacific Plus

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Golden Globe Race – SV Asteria – Tapio Lehtinen – Update 28.nov.2022

REFLECTIONS ON THE LOSS OF ASTERIA Tapio Lehtinen

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SV Oldbones – Peter Matthew US

GILES 30 AND WINDPILOT STILL IN LOVE AFTER 45 YEARS OF SAILING Good day Peter. Aye have lost my vane on my boat old bones. And we know you not made this wide vain for decades. So am am asking … Continue reading

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SV Dutch – Sebastiaan Ambtman NED

LONGDISTANCE CRUISING ON BREEHORN 37 – NOW BOREAL 44 Dear Peter, It has been a few years since we were in contact. We used our Windpilot on our Breehorn 37 ‚Pjotter‘ a great deal. We have now bought a Boreal … Continue reading

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SV Blue Water – Mikael Olund SWE

ALLEGRO 33 SAILING TO SURINAM Hello Peter! Thank you for a great produkt. I have now used it for approx 12 000 miles. But now I have a problem to make it funktion properly. It seems like the inner pushrod … Continue reading

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SV Kareela – David Williams UK

SMART IMPROVEMENTS ON CONTESSA 32 Good morning Peter, for your informationI have attached some images of a small modification I have made to your excellent Windpilot. I was finding the windvane adjustment with the thin red cord rather fiddly and … Continue reading

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Oilskins or swimsuit?

FROM BRITTANY TO THE CANARIES VIA SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MADEIRA Oilskins or swimsuit?

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Golden Globe Race – Déjà vu – UPDATE 12.november 2022

SLEEPLESS ON THE ATLANTIC
 Déjà vu

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