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International Windship Association | March 20, 2018

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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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Our Mission

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

Britannia Sailing Trust – IWSA Supporter

February 2, 2018 |

Britannia Sailing Trust’s objectives are to restore and preserve the 102 year old sailing ship, Britannia, and to ensure that she is maintained and kept sailing in the future.  During the rebuild we will be training volunteers … Read More

Energy Tactics – IWSA Supporter

February 2, 2018 |

 Making things happen when it comes to the transition towards sustainable energy. That is what we stand for. For small businesses, communities, governmental bodies and for large enterprises. Combining developments, opportunities, technology and execution power. In small … Read More

Finocean – IWSA Associate Member

February 2, 2018 |

 FinOcean specialists have been working with Wind Propulsion technologies since 2014.

FINOCEAN Consulting

In FinOcean, shipping industry consulting specialists are focusing in Newbuildings and Ship Retrofit projects utilizing a more than 20 years International Shipping & Shipbuilding … Read More

Detlev Löll Ingenieurbüro GmbH – IWSA Member

February 2, 2018 |

We are one of the few companies capable of designing and building classic and traditional tall ship rigs for commercial and private use and we are able to organize the construction of the whole vessels. We cover … Read More