What IS this???


It doesn't catch fish, it doesn't transport anything, it makes no money - it needs no money - what then???



Climb on board and find out...



                                                       The Winged Canoe is free and underway - and nothing else.

                                                                  Find out how this works, make it better and bigger!


where the wind comes from


The unmanned Windvinder is the first headwind powered research vessel of the EXPEDITION TO THE ORIGIN OF THE WIND - a research vessel that invites to research. The ship sails only one course: straight into the wind. It is steered by wind alone, and driven - by headwind! The original Windvinder




The original Windvinder is a wooden skeleton covered with fabric, easy to mend without tools. Use bamboo, driftwood, or whatever you can find. Sailcloth and twine for repairs in the skin are on board. New seams in the hull have to be made watertight with paint or grease. You can use the sailcloth also to make new wings, or new boats.



Why should people bother? 

It doesn't matter how small you start: Windfinders grow on the way. If you set them free.



you or find a way to achieve the same without a gearbox

Fishermen who repaired the original vessel start building own Windfinders
 - and send them on the voyage. 




Windvinder tells you stories from behind the horizon. And what is more: he shows you how to get there. Listen with eyes and hands. Learn how to turn headwind into propulsion - on the open ocean, with what you have and who you are - and you know: with wind you can get anywhere.





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