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In a big storm on the Southern Pacific the rudder system broke in a collision with a floating container and the Genua sail blow open. The only way to steer a boat without the rudder is to trim the sails. So the sails were our last chance. Thanks to the handy «Swiss Tool» from Victorinox, I was able to cut the rope on the top of the 20 m high mast. All this in the wild Southern ocean and finally the sail was free. We were able to go back on curse. After this storm we optimized Pachamama to a vessel that can operate fully autonomous (renewable energies) with maximum safety in the toughest marine environments (Antarctica).

The most used tool to install all these smart and renewable innovations was again the Victorinox Swiss Tool.


Read the full story in the expedition report.

Rundum verbindlich.

Protects anything.

Tigersnail Film – documentary films.

Home of Tough Bladder Tanks for aircraft and boats Locate anything anytime

OLZ & Partners Asset and Liability Management AG

Agentur für Web-Kommunikation

Tierpark Dählhölzli. More space for less animals.


Heimgartner. Leading flag manufacturer.


Canyon. Swiss designed sports bicycles.


Bucher + Walt Boats supply.


Solarspar. Financing your solar project.


Megasol – the Swiss Solar manufacturer


Superwind. Small high quality wind generators


North Sails. Scientific sailmaking


Hamilton. Generators, Motors


Arcteryx – Outdoor and climbing equipment and clothes.


Swisspro – Watering your life.

Elliane Müller, Fribourg, Switzerland
Thomas Weber-Wegst, Zollikerberg, Switzerland
Tödi Reisen, Yvonne Walser, Sargans, Switzerland
and many more.


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