Category Archives: Windpilot

Peter and the Big Boy’s Toys

BOB THE BUILDER COMES TO HAMBURG Big Boy’s Toys

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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 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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Aries – Peter Mathiessen Brazil – UPDATE

BACK TO THE FUTURE Peter Mathiessen´s comment of today 09.01.2023: Peter Matthiessen no longer owns Aries, so it isn’t immediately obvious why the Bad Weather Problem (and its stubborn refusal to manifest itself in the real world – see, for … 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 Morwenna – James + Debbie Collings-Wells UK

VANCOUVER 34 ON HER WAY TO SCOTLAND Hi Peter, I hope all is well with you. The Windpilot that you sold me last winter has been amazing. I sailed from the south coast of England to Scotland and back over … 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 Express Crusader – Douwe Gorter NED

FAMOUS EXPRESS CRUSADER USED SAILOMAT, ARIES AND WINDPILOT Hi Peter, Hope this email finds you well! I wanted to give you a short update on the performance of the very old Windpilot that I bought and installed on Ponta Delgada, … Continue reading

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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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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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SV Suntory Mermaid III – Kenichi Horie JP

83 YEAR OLD MAN CROSSING THE PACIFIC SOLO

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SV Jack – Doug Paine US

SMALL POCKET CRUISER ON THE OCEANS – AROUND THE US Good day Peter, Really like the gear after 1500 miles of sailing since I got it.  I have had the boat in Alaska, New England, the Pacific Northwest, a solo … Continue reading

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SV Sagitta – Matti Illuka FIN

WINDPILOT PACIFIC ON DUTY SINCE 15 YEARS Hello Peter, greetings from Finnland. I have owned pacific windpilot 15 years and it has been working absolutly well. There is nothing like pacific. Matti from Helsinki

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SV Velp – Petra + Guus Verweij NED

OVNI 32 AND PACIFIC – A PERFECT COUPLE Hi Peter, just a quick note, it’s working perfect now! I didn’t change the set-up yet with a crossbar (which we have onboard). It doesn’t seems necessary yet. Off course the wheel coupling … Continue reading

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SV Kiss Cool – Olivier Rapin FRA

BENETEAU FIRST 40.7 – A REAL CHALLENGE You are very well known in the sailing world and the Windpilot is really the best speed regulator in the world. Thank you for creating this product to make our navigation easier. It’s … Continue reading

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SV Silenus – Martin Trumper UK

CONTESSA 32 – SAILING IN SINGAPORE AND ENGLAND OVER 15 YEARS Good morning Peter, I am again reminded that good service lives on at Windpilot. From the first conversation at Earls Court boat show so many years ago the service … Continue reading

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SV Gannet – Sytze Brandenburg NED

24 YEARS OF USE ON NAJAD 320 AND BREEHORN 37 Dear mr. Förthmann, After more than twenty years of extensive use I would like to overhaul my Windpilot Pacific (version prior to 1998) and replace a number of “plastic” parts … Continue reading

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