The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

A STORY OF NORDLYS

After her refit sailing cargo vessel Nordlys left in September 2015 for her maiden voyage. She soon showed us to be a very fast sailing ship. After a few days Nordlys was moored in Brixham.

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The crew was able to caulk some planks while falling dry in port and a few days after they set sail again.

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They sailed to Douarnenez to drop her first cargo off existing of Tres Hombres Rum. Brought from the Caribean to the Netherlands by sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres and shipped from there to Douarnenez by Nordlys and her crew.

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After being on anchor for a few days in Douarnenez Nordlys got hid by a fishing vessel. The aft of the ship was badly damaged and the ship was put on the slipway in Douarnez for repairs.

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The cargo of Tres Hombres Rum was delivered safely in port.

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After three months of working in Douarnenez Nordlys was ready to set sail back to the Netherlands again.

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This time with a cargo of organic Cider on board to bring back to Den Helder, Netherlands.

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Now (feb 2016) Nordlys is in drydock again to repair the last things of the recent collision and some other planned maintenance. In a few months she will set sail again to deliver cargo under sail between Canary Island, Portugal, England, France, Netherlands, Scotland, Scandinavia….

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Cargo on board –  by Wiebe

Cargo on board – by Wiebe

Pictures of loading the cargo of 2015 / 2016 taken by First officer of Tres Hombres Wiebe Radstake.

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Coming soon.. Sail a future bags

Coming soon.. Sail a future bags

Coming Soon......

Sail A Future bags, filled with all sorts of fair goods..

Coming soon… Sail the future bags filled with amazing fair goods! Hetty van de Linden, from Paint a Future,  and her friends are working hard to get those beautiful bags done soon.

The bags are made from the sails painted by the children in the harbours Den Helder, Setubal, Brava and Boca Chica during the last trip of Tres Hombres.

More info will follow soon!

Sail A Future: Setbul,Portugal 2014 by Paulo Gloria

4 young talentfull dancers came to dance on a sail, sailed from Holland by the Tres Hombres
They danced the paint all over the sail, inspired by the dance of the hands of Tanner from South Africa.
The couloured surface was transformed into a wonderfull painting by two Dominican artists.

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One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

The rum arrived on Board in Boca Chica

(together with the cocoa beans)

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And then the rum (and cocoa beans) arrived in Amsterdam

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And now it’s almost time..

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