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International Windship Association | January 16, 2021

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“The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.”


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Promote the use of wind propulsion in commercial shipping to reduce fuel consumption and decrease climate change related emissions.

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The International Windship Association (IWSA) is a not-for-profit, membership association. There are no commercial ties between the association and any of the members, supporters or non-member companies, notably Windship Technology Ltd.

 




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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ”           W.A. Ward

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”            Mark Twain

Green Marine Concepts BV – IWSA Supporter

January 12, 2021 |

Development of a prototype motorsailer: Autark-Zero. A completely self-sufficient and emission-free yacht of 12m, equipped with electric propulsion and a carbon wing-sail.

The retractable wing-sail serves 3 purposes: sail, solar harvester and cockpit roof. The wingsail … Read More

IWSA – SMM Conference 2016 – Archive

October 25, 2020 |

SMM Conference 2016 6-9th September – Hamburg

This year, we will bring the International Windship Association to SMM 2016, with a large premier positioned booth, A301, in the exciting new A5 Hall, … Read More

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards – Archive

October 25, 2020 |

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

The First International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for the shipping industry. The awards spotlight … Read More

Cape Horn Engineering – IWSA Supporter

October 20, 2020 |

Industry leading CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) consultancy, specialising in design optimisation of commercial ships, renewables and racing yachts (including America’s Cup campaigns and Volvo Ocean Races). With renowned expertise in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, their simulations … Read More