Overview: Guidebook

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The gennaker

As an asymmetrical spinnaker, the gennaker is an intermediate between a genoa and a spinnaker. It is a further development of the flasher.
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Photo: Storm jib in use

Trysail and storm jib

Normal mainsails are often equipped with too few rows of reefing, so it is often not even possible for the crew to properly prepare the yacht for an upcoming storm.
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Oleu-Segel GmbH presents the GaleSail

GaleSail & Co - Innovative high wind solutions

To make time on the water even safer and less complicated, equipment suppliers are constantly introducing new ideas and concepts for cruising and racing sailors
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Co-sailor agreement for charter trips - Secure yourself in advance

With the help of a co-sailor agreement, which is signed by all, you can clarify cost and liability issues among each other in advance of the trip...
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The rig: A book with seven seals?

The rig is one of the most important components of a sailing yacht. Nevertheless, many owners prefer to give it a wide berth instead of taking care of its maintenance.
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Climate change on board - Compact systems even for retrofitting

How heaters and air conditioners are also suitable for retrofitting on board is highlighted in the sailor newspaper (5/2012) - For a good atmosphere below deck...
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Speed records - L'Hydroptère and its builders

Still a boat or already an airplane? With the 'Hydroptère' it is not so easy to answer. Hydrofoils lift the ship out of the water
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Even the expert is amazed - From the curious world of yacht damage

Every now and then the claims department of Pantaenius claims department receives reports of such bizarre incidents that even the experienced claims experts are amazed...
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Mast break - Photo: © Tony Rive

Weather change at sea - mast break at wind force eight

14/07/2014

In the Fehmarnsund, on the way to Großenbrode, the weather suddenly changes, skipper and crew of a Hanse 341 have their hands full...
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In case of a total loss

A total loss of a yacht means not only an emotional loss but also a huge financial loss. All the more annoying when yacht insurances only cover a part of the damage.
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