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Nordlys blog: Drifting around in the English Channel.

With about 4 Beaufort of wind we left the foggy Belgium shore behind and set out into the English channel. To our delight the sky cleared and we where very happy to find out that the sun still existed and seemed to have heard about the fact that it was already June....
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Tres Hombres blog: Once in a while we chop a coconut

DATE:25-06 GMT:21.02 POS:12.32 N,65.11 W COG:275 SOG:6.5 Ahoy, We are proceeding further west, downwind and only square sails up. Today it’s mainly cloudy and we had some refreshing rain squalls. Around midday we had a huge Wahoo on the line and on the other...
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Nordlys: Leaving Oostende turned out to be a lot more difficult than we imagined.

After having three beautiful sunny but windy days at the Oostende on Anchor festival and looking forward to sail on in this perfect conditions, the weather gradually changed. A day before the planned departure it suddenly had become windy and the waves where high...
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It feels good to have the loud and fast world behind us

DATE:14-06 GMT:21.02 POS:10.19 N,49.49 W COG:270 SOG:6.5 We left La Palma two and a half weeks ago to continue our journey over the ocean to the Caribbean. The wind is carrying us steadily more and more west, and as the miles pass everything get’s more and more...
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Join our beautiful Nordlys (1873) on her sailing voyages

Join our beautiful Nordlys on her sailing voyages around Europe and become part of her crew. At sea one learns to cooperate, be self-reliant and develop a deep respect for the elements. Experience the raw simplicity of life, where wildness and beauty are never far...
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For six years we have shipped cargo across the Atlantic by windpower only.
Here at Fairtransport, we are proud of this achievement.

In 2007, three friends began a shipping company. While sailing on the Dutch barque Europa, Arjen, Andreas & Jorne saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion. They decided to create the world’s first modern “Emission Free” shipping company, based in the Netherlands. Originally named the “Stichting Atlantis Zeilende Handelsvaart”, the company has grown into what is now known simply as “Fairtransport”.

After the restoration of the brigantine Tres Hombres, the ship was added to the fleet of Fairtransoprt in Transatlantic Emission Free Freight Service to the Caribbean, from Europe. As the world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship, she has become quite famous in her own right. The company has since expanded, with plans to put the world’s first 130m Ecoliner and a 3 masted clipper ship on the sea.

It is the prime intention of Fairtransport to sail cargo emission free, with a focus on transporting special products which are organic, or crafted traditionally – such as Olive Oil, Wine and Rum. Additionally, to raise awareness about the huge amounts of pollution created by the modern shipping industry and affect positive change in the way goods are shipped around the world.

Currently a 140 year old wooden ketch Nordlys is being restored, to be employed in service in the North Sea & greater Europe. Norldys will be added to the Fleet of Fairtransport to promote emission free shipping in European waters. >> READ MORE


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