NORDLYS

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

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As part of the Fairtransport Revolution, she is powered only by the wind through her sails.

Nordlys sails without an engine and is possibly the worlds oldest cargo ship (1873) still working. Nordlys operates in the European coastal trade. Originally built as a fishing trawler, she has been refitted and is able to carry a maximum of 30 tons of wine, olive oil, cider or other goods.

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Nordlys blog: -DER RYTHMUS VAN DER SEE-

As the rhythm of the sea gets left behind, farther a day at a time, and though my feet touch the ground, I am not here nor there. I should be writing this blog about our last 2 weeks of sail, since our last port of call , Bornholm. About the cold, the crazy winds we... read more

Nordlys blog: Living on the rhythm of Nature

Date : Tuesday the 18 of October 2016 Position : 55*35.5’N 3*46.9’E Speed & course :3 kts to south Wind speed & direction : west 5 to 10 kts Sea state : calm with a long swell from south Sky state : Cirrostratus Air temp: 14*C Sea Temp: 14*C... read more

Ready to set sails

Nordlys report Date :Thursday the 13 of October Position : Tejn harbor Bornholm Speed & course : moored Wind speed & direction : east 30 kts Sea state : moderate Sky state : overcast of stratus Ready to set sails Few days was spend on the beautiful island of... read more

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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.

Nordlys is being refitted Winter 2016

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Tres Hombres

Sign onFromToDirect distance NM & Days at sea /portFee (Euro) & Booking nr.
April 25 2017Den Helder, NLDouarnenez, Fr531 NM / 11 days935,- & nr P0917 Sign on
May 8 2017Douarnenez, FrAmsterdam, NL505 NM / 11 days935,- & nr P1017 Sign on
Entire first leg1036 NM1.450,- & nr E1 Sign on
May 20 2017Amsterdam, NLBlankenberge, Be120 NM / 4 days340,- & nr P1117 Sign on
May 27 2017Blankenberge, BeEyemouth, Sco391 NM / 9 days765,- & nr P1217 Sign on
June 6 2017Eyemouth, ScoStavanger, No347 NM / 6 days510,- & nr P1317 Sign on
June 14 2017Stavanger, NoDen Helder, NL390 NM / 9 days765,- & nr P1417 Sign on
Entire second leg1248 NM1.995,- & nr E2 Sign on
June 25 2017Den Helder, NLLondon, UK226 NM / 7 days595,- & nr p1517 Sign on
July 5 2017London, UKDen Helder, NL226 NM / 7 days595,- & nr p1617 Sign on
Entire third leg452 NM995,- & nr E3 Sign on
Aug. 21 2017Den Helder, NLVlissingen, NL134 NM / 4 days340,- & nr p1717 Sign on
Sept. 4 2017Vlissingen, NLDen Helder, NL134 NM / 4 days340,- & nr P1817 Sign on
Entire fourth leg268 NM580,- & nr E4 Sign on
Entire Summervoyage3.278 NM4.995,- & nr Tot. Sign on

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

2017 Schedule coming soon

2017 Schedule coming soon

More info about the schedule

Discount:

To learn the true skills of seamanship it is recommended to stay for longer periods on board. To encourage you to make this decision the ship offers a discount on trainee fees 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 an 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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