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Nordlys (no engine) Possibly the worlds oldest cargo ship (1873)

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Nordlys (no engine) Possibly the worlds oldest cargo ship (1873) still working, is operating in the European coastal trade. Originally a fishing trawler, nowadays she is able to carry a maximum of 30 tons of wine, olive oil, cider or other goods.

As part of the Fairtransport Revolution, she will be powered only by her sails.

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Latest news and stories

“What was that noise?”

But not wanting to give up so fast a new plan of battle was prepared. We tried to tighten the bowsprit with several handy-billys hoping to stop the wiggling and to fix it into place. After some sweat breaking attempts in tightening everything we set the flyer for the... read more

We needed more canvas in the wind!

Finally we had wind again and were almost out of the channel. Still we where unable to make real speed. The deep Atlantic waters with their nice long waves where still hours ahead and the small channel waves slowed us down immensely, breaking every attempt of building... read more

Nordlys blog: Cutting through the waves

When we finally came into proximity of our destination, Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight our course on the AIS looked like we had attempted to write “Nordlys was here” in the English channel. Still mostly drifting around it became clear that if we made it into Yarmouth... read more

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Position of Nordlys


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European Route

Nordlys’ Route will take her around Europe. She will travel from Norway to Portugal, from France to England, Scotland and Germany. Take regular cargoes of local organic Wine, Stockfish, Olve Oil, Ale, Whiskey and other goods.A regular, dependable service is the number one goal with this ship.

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May 20 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsOstend, Belgium98€ 300,-4p0316No Sign on
May 29 2016Ostend, BelgiumLeixoes, Portugal854€ 1.200,-16p0416No Sign on
June 15 2016Leixoes, PortugalBristol, England 727€ 1.425,-19p0516No Sign on
July 4 2016Bristol, EnglandBrest, France279€ 975,-13p0616No Sign on
July 18 2016Brest, FranceDouarnenez, France50€ 100,-1p0716No Sign on
July 21 2016Douarnenez, FranceBrixham, England279€ 600,-8p0816No Sign on
July 29 2016Brixham, EnglandSines, Portugal631€ 1.200,-16p0916No Sign on
August 14 2016Sines, PortugalFalmouth, England 727€ 1.125,-15p1016No Sign on
August 29 2016Falmouth, England Douarnenez, France279€ 825,-11p1116No Sign on
September 9 2016Douarnenez, FranceCopenhagen, Denmark1028€ 1.350,-18p1216No Sign on
September 28 2016Copenhagen, DenmarkBornholm, Denmark103€ 300,-4p1316No Sign on
October 3 2016Bornholm, DenmarkHalmstad, Sweden162€ 375,-5p1416No Sign on
October 10 2016Halmstad, SwedenDen Helder, NL482€ 900,-12p1516No Sign on
March 27 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsDen Helder, Netherlands5699€ 10.650,142S2016 Sign on

Signing onFromToNautical milesFee (€)Average daysnr.
Sailing SouthMediterranean Odyssey
Oct. 31 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsBrixham, UK  - Douarnenez, Fr - Sines, Port - Alicante, Esp - Barcelona, Esp - Messina, It - Greek Islands, Greece - Kalamater, Greece 3.062€ 4,950,-71Leg 1 No Sign on
Sailing WestAdriatic Odyssey
January 10 2017Kalamater, GreeceSplit, Croa - Venice, It - Bari, It - Cagliari, It - Alicante, Esp - Sines, Port - Falmouth, UK - Den Helder, NL4.347€ 4,950,-71Leg 2 No Sign on
European Grand Tour
Oct. 31 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsBrixham, UK - Douarnenez, Fr - Sines, Port - Alicante, Esp - Barcelona, Esp - Messina, It - Greek Islands, Greece - Kalamater, Greece - Split, Croa - Venice, It - Bari, It - Cagliari, It - Alicante, Esp - Sines, Port - Falmouth, UK - Den Helder, NL7.409€ 7.950142EGT No Sign on

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April 30 2017Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, FR531825,-11p0117No Sign on
May 13 2017Douarnenez, FrSines, PT511825,-11p0217No Sign on
May 25 2017Sines, PTBrixham, UK7271.425,-18p0317No Sign on
June 11 2017Brixham, UKDen Helder, NL631975,-13p0417No Sign on
June 25 2017Den Helder, NLRiver Thames, UK205450,-6p0517No Sign on
July 2 2017River Thames, UKDouarnenez, FR415600,-8p0617No Sign on
July 12 2017Douarnenez, FrGothenburg, SWE9211.275,-17p0717No Sign on
July 28 2017Gothenburg, SweCopenhagen, DK137300,-4p0817No Sign on
August 2 2017Copenhagen, Dk Bornholm, DK103300,-4p0917No Sign on
August 6 2017 Bornholm, DKRostock, DE1141.350,-4p1017No Sign on
August 14 2017Rostock, DEDen Helder, NL6401.050,-14p1117No Sign on
August 29 2017Den Helder, NLSines, PT9841.425,-19p1217No Sign on
September 16 2017Sines, PTBrixham, UK727975,-13p1317No Sign on
April 30 2017Den Helder, NLBrixham UK6.64610.650,-142Tot. 2017 Sign on

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Sign onFromToDirect distance NM & Days at sea /portFee (Euro) & Booking nr.
April 3rd 2016Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, FR531 NM / 13 days 1105,- & nr P0 16 Sign on
April 18th 2016Douarnenez, FRMadeira, Portugal1114 NM / 25 days2125,- & nr P0516 Sign on
April 3rd 2016Den Helder, NL.Madeira, Portugal3040,- & nr E1 Sign on
May 15th 2016Madeira, PortugalGrenada2766 NM / 44 days3740,- & nr P0516 Sign on
June 12th 2016GrenadaSanta Marta, Colombia759 NM / 8 days680,- & nr P0616 Sign on
June 23rd 2016Santa Marta, ColombiaBoca Chica, Dom. Rep.504 NM / 16 days1360,- & nr P0616a Sign on
May 15th 2016Madeira, PortugalBoca Chica, Dom. Rep.4800,- & nr E2a Sign on
July 13th 2016Boca Chica, Dom rep.Horta, Azoren2404 NM / 38 days3230,- & nr P0716 Sign on
Aug 21st 2016Horta, AzorenAmsterdam, Netherlands1638 NM / 25 days2125,- & nr P0816 Sign on
July 13th 2016Boca Chica, Dom rep.Amsterdam, Netherlands4950,- & nr E3a Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round trip 2016Den Helder, NetherlandsAmsterdam, Netherlands161 days9100,- & nr E1-3 Sign on

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Tres Hombres

Sign onFromToDistance NMFeeAverage days sea / portBooking Nr
Sept 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P1917 Sign on
Sept 23 rd 2017Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.125,-25P2017Sign on
Sep 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.3164€ 2.635,-31P2117Sign on
Nov 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Charleston, USA909€ 1.190,-14P2217Sign on
Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaCharleston, USA€ 3.600,-45E2Sign on
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Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USAPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.909€ 1.190,-14P2317Sign on
Dec 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Horta, Azores2533€ 2.635,-31P2417Sign on
Jan 15 th 2018Horta, AzoresDen Helder, Netherlands1664€ 2.185,-25P2517Sign on
Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USADen Helder, Netherlands€ 5.600,-E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2017/2018€9.100,-151E1-3Sign on

Sign onFromToDistance NMFeeAverage days sea / portBooking Nr
Sept 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P1917 Sign on
Sept 23 rd 2017Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.125,-25P2017Sign on
Sep 10 th 2017Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.3164€ 2.635,-31P2117Sign on
Nov 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Charleston, USA909€ 1.190,-14P2217Sign on
Oct 16 th 2017Santa Cruz de La PalmaCharleston, USA€ 3.600,-45E2Sign on
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Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USAPuerto Plata, Dom. Rep.909€ 1.190,-14P2317Sign on
Dec 15 th 2017Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.Horta, Azores2533€ 2.635,-31P2417Sign on
Jan 15 th 2018Horta, AzoresDen Helder, Netherlands1664€ 2.185,-25P2517Sign on
Nov 29 th 2017Charleston, USADen Helder, Netherlands€ 5.600,-E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2017/2018€9.100,-151E1-3Sign on

Sign onFromToDistance NMFeeAverage days sea / portBooking Nr.
Feb 24 th 2018Den Helder, NetherlandsDouarnenez, France531€ 935,-11P0218 Sign on
March 10 th 2018Douarnenez, FranceSanta Cruz de La Palma1330€ 2.250,-25P0318 Sign on
Feb 24 th 2018Den Helder, NetherlandsSanta Cruz de La Palma€ 2.880,-36E1Sign on
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Apr 2nd 2018Santa Cruz de La PalmaSt. Georges, Grenada2791€ 2.970,-33P0418 Sign on
May 5 th 2018St. Georges, GrenadaSanta Marta, Colombia789€ 1.440,-16P0518 Sign on
May 20 th 2018Santa Marta, ColombiaHalifax, Canada2106€ 3.600,-40P0618 Sign on
Apr 2nd 2018Santa Cruz de La PalmaHalifax, Canada€ 6.990,-E2Sign on
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June 28 th 2018Halifax, CanadaHorta, Azores1609€ 1.890,-21P0718 Sign on
July 18 th 2018Horta, AzoresAmsterdam, Netherlands1638€ 2.070,-23P0818 Sign on
June 28 th 2018Halifax, CanadaAmsterdam, Netherlands€ 3.490,-44E3Sign on
Entire Atlantic Round Voyage2018€ 9.995,-169E1-3Sign on

Sign onFromToInfoAverage days sea / portBooking nr / Fee
27th & 28th March 10.00 - 16.00Charlestown Harbour-Open Ship
29th March 2016Charlestown HarbourDouarnenez, Brittany Move cargo to Brittany on the Johnny Route. Cross the English Channel delivering Devon and Cornish ales and picking up organic French wine on the other side7GR290316 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
5th of April 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic French wine. Sail the ship like they used to with man power7GR050416 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
30st of May 2016Brixham Douarnenez BrittanyMeet the Bretons and take pride in delivery under sail. This voyage includes, loading and offloading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a ale and wine tasting and entry to Douarnenez maritime museum.7GR300516 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
6th of June 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth Harbourhis voyage includes, loading and offloading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a ale and wine tasting and entry to Douarnenez maritime museum. 7GR060616 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
17th of June 2016Falmouth HarbourNantesThis voyage includes, loading cargo, night sailing, sailing in a watch system. Also includes a wine tasting so you can try the organic wines that we will be loading. Sail the ship like they used to with man power and as little engine as possible. 10GR170616 / £ 750 BOOK NOW
27th of June 2016NantesDouarnenez BrittanyThis cargo voyage will end in Douarnenez where you will offload the cargo into the warehouse. The sail between Nantes and Douarnenez travels through a fantastic cruising area7GR270616 / £ 700 BOOK NOW
24th of July 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic wine. Join the ship at the end of the Douarnenez maritime festival.7GR240716 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
8th of Sept. 2016PenzanceDouarnenez BrittanyMove cargo to Brittany on the Johnny Route. Cross the Channel delivering Devon and Cornish ale and picking up organic wine on the other side7GR080916 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
15th of Sept. 2016Douarnenez BrittanyFalmouth HarbourMove cargo from the historic port of Douarnenez in Brittany picking up organic wine. Sail the ship like they used to with man power and as little engine as possible7GR080916 / £ 525 BOOK NOW
BOOK NOWBOOK NOWBOOK NOWAll prices include food eaten onboard, wet weather jackets and salopettes, life jackets, safety gear, bedding and bed linen. Prices do not include alcohol, meals taken ashore or travel insurance. BOOK NOWBOOK NOW

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Discount:

To learn the true skills of seamenship it is recommended to stay for longer periods on board. To encourage you to make this decision the ship offers a discount on traineefees of 10 % if you stay for two voyages and of 25 % if you stay for four voyages or more. (this discount does not apply to voyages in combination with daytrips or the full season)

Full season:

If your intentions are to become a real experienced seaman and to get the thorough taste of life at sea, this is your trip! During the journey you will acquire adequate seatime to file for a certificate of competency as an able-bodied seaman. (If you officially want to obtain this certification you also have to pass the “Basic Safety Training” at a registered nautical college.)

Date of signing on

On this day we welcome you on board from 8 pm onwards. A crew member will introduce you to the captain, the first mate (who will receive your passport and possibly your sample book) and the other members of the crew. We shall assign you a bunk and chest (usually in the fo’c’sle). Linen and sleeping bag are best brought from home. Before departure you will be assigned to the port watch (under the supervision of the first mate) or the starboard watch Incidentally the ship has not arrived in the port of departure; we shall let you know as early as possible if this is the case.

Route

As a rule the ship departs on the day after signing on. With “all hands” the sail is set and the ship is made ready for the sea. You will be informed which watch stays on deck, leaving the other watch free to take a nap. The captain chooses the fastest and safest route to its destination. The captain and the  first mate will instruct the crew. You will be involved in every aspect of seamanship from the moment you arrive; safety training, steering the ship, keeping watch, maintenance, setting sail and lots more. Depended on the weather, the distance and the kind of trip, the ship will arrive at its destination after a couple of days or weeks. This doesn’t mean the trip is at its end; the days after arrival are filled with instructive and interesting activities. The ship is prepared for port, cargo is taken in and out, there is some maintenance that can only be done in a harbour and the opportunity presents itself to go on shore leave.  The route may be altered, depending on freight and weather.

NM / Direct distance

This is the shortest possible distance between two harbors. The Nordlys being a true sailing ship without an engine, this distance is rarely the actual sailed distance. In other words, the ship usually sails many miles more than the direct distance. At the end of a leg of journey, the captain will inform you how many miles have been covered in reality.

Fee

This is the price in euros for said journey per person. In exchange you sail along and acquire a practical education in seamanship. In addition to the journey fee, we expect you to take part in watches and chores such as maintenance, sailing, cleaning, steering and being on the lookout. In the fee are included the ship’s meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner and coffee and tea. Not included are transfers to and from the ship.

Average journey/port stay

This is the estimated time at sea or in a harbor. The ship being dependent for the duration of her trips on weather and wind, this period may vary. If the ship arrives ahead of schedule at its destination, the days in port ahead of schedule are part of the journey.

Booking number

This number is a purely administrative number used for keeping score of persons on board.

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