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International Windship Association | January 27, 2022

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Maine Sail Freight – IWSA Member

September 16, 2015 |

Maine Sail Freight’s mission is to re-enliven historic traditions linking local lands, seas, people and foods. MSF will launch an annual sail freight voyage engaging food producing partners, cargo delivery partners, educational organizations, and the public. We believe through this … Read More

IWSA Workstreams

September 10, 2015 |

Work Stream Development 2014-15

IWSA members and supporters will be working on a series of important work streams that will tackle some of the key barriers to the uptake and growth of the maritime wind … Read More

Watch: The Wind Hybrid Coaster – ECO FLETTNER

July 2, 2015 |

A new generation of motor-rotor-sailing ships is currently being developed especially for short sea trade. The basis is a 4.000 dwt multipurpose vessel. 15 partners are cooperating to implement a lightweight design of a wind sail system with aerodynamic rotors … Read More

SkySails – IWSA Supporter

March 9, 2015 |

SkySails GmbH is the market and technology leader in the field of automated towing kite systems. Some 40 employees representing a wide range of disciplines and specialties – from aerospace engineers, to software developers, shipbuilders, management professionals … Read More

Crain Technologies – IWSA Member

March 4, 2015 |

CRAIN Technologies is a R&D organization dedicated to sailing technologies and low emission propelling. After having carried out many developments and research on sailing boats like sail cutting software, VPP, CFD, America’s Cup design..CRAIN has been developing … Read More

Does Wind Help?

March 3, 2015 |

The use of wind propulsion in modern commercial shipping covers a wide spectrum – from wind-assisted motor vessels, where auxiliary propulsion is provided by wind to purely wind ships with or without auxiliary via sailing-hybrid ships where primary propulsion is … Read More

What is the Regulator Doing?

March 3, 2015 |

The exhaust gases emitted by ship diesel engines, contain a variety of substances. For international regulation the most important substances are sulphur oxides (SOx, caused by the sulphur contents in fuel), nitrous oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter … Read More

Does It Pollute?

March 3, 2015 |

Currently, the most official/authoritative emissions numbers are from the Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014.

IMO Executive Summary IMO Full Report

The shipping industry has been mandated to invest in increased fleet efficiency via EEDI, however ‘slow steaming’ has been … Read More

Modern Merchant Sailing Vessel – IWSA Member

March 3, 2015 |

IWSA Member

Modern Merchant Sailing Vessel: – Since the early Eighties Capt. Hartmut B. Schwarz developed the innovative idea of DynaRig by Wilhelm Prölss and constructed the Pinta-Rig – named after the first modern technology passenger sailing … Read More

Sea-Change Sailing Trust – IWSA Supporter

January 27, 2015 |

Sea-Change exists to work with young people including those who are challenged by traditional educational settings, experiencing social exclusion or at risk of offending.

IWSA Supporter

– The charity is a RYA Training Centre, RYA Sailability Foundation … Read More