Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship
The 32 meter schooner Tres Hombres has been sailing since December of 2009. She will maintain a shipping route for transport of cargo between Europe, the Islands in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and America. In addition to her capacity for 35 tons of cargo she has accommodation for a crew of five professional sailors and 10 trainees.
This brigantine is the prototype vessel for breaking open the market for sailing cargo and the best is…YOU can sail along with her!
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Dear partners, (former) crew members and friends. You receive this newsletter while brigantine Tres Hombres has just crossed the Atlantic ocean again. Almost every other day you can read a new weblog on our website, with the adventures of our sailing crewmembers. That...read more
After 8 tacks in the Antigua Channel to go to the East , it s seams finally possible to reach windward side of Guadeloupe to go down south to Martinique. Not easy for everybody to sleep well on this choppy wavy sea, anyhow we keep on going. Further more sail handling...read more
A weblog every other day is the assignment they give us. That seems to be a lot for a place with so little external factors that can influence what happens on board. And yet there is enough to write about. Because the ship is a little village where we have to live...read more
For the first time since La Palma there is music from a speaker on deck. He's spreading in the atmospher a taste of romantic country music where we can see O brothers running in the wheat fields under a burning sun and Jack Kerouac jumping on board this ship as a slow...read more
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Power in the Sails
Her composite hull construction was one of the first to be ‘tank tested’, making her incredibly smooth through the water.
|Sign on||From||To||Distance NM||Fee||Average days sea / port||Booking Nr|
|Oct. 8th 2017||Den Helder, Netherlands||Douarnenez, France||531||€ 935,-||11||P1917 Sign on|
|Oct. 18th 2017||Douarnenez, France||Santa Cruz de La Palma||1114||€ 1.870,-||22||P2017Sign on|
|Oct. 8th 2017||Den Helder, NL||Sa. Cruz de La Palma||Entire first leg||€ 2.640,-||33||E1Sign on|
|Nov. 13th 2017||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Sint Maarten||2750||€ 2.805,-||33||P2117Sign on|
|Dec. 8th 2017||Sint Maarten||Brigdetown, Barbados||360||€ 765,-||9||P2217Sign on|
|Nov. 13th 2017||Sa. Cruz de La Palma||Bridgetown, Barb.||Entire second leg||€ 3.360,-||42||E2Sign on|
|Dec. 17th 2017||Bridgetown, Barbados||Santa Marta, Colombia||885||€ 1.275,-||15||P2317Sign on|
|Jan. 1st 2018||Santa Marta, Colombia||Kingston, Jamaica||438||€ 1.190,-||14||P0118Sign on|
|Jan. 14th 2018||Kingston, Jamaica||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||428||€ 1.785,-||21||P0218Sign on|
|Dec. 17th 2017||Bridgetown, Barb.||Boca Chica, Do. Rep.||Entire third leg||€ 4.000,-||50||E3Sign on|
|Feb. 4th 2018||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||Charleston, South. Caro.||1190||€ 1.700,-||20||P0318Sign on|
|Feb. 25th 2018||Charleston, South. Caro.||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||1190||€ 1.700,-||20||P0418Sign on|
|Feb. 4th 2018||Boca Chica, Do. Rep.||Boca Chica, Do. Rep.||Entire fourth leg||€ 3.200,-||40||E4Sign on|
|March 18th 2018||Boca Chica, Do. Rep.||Horta, Azores||2.504||€ 3.060,-||36||P0518Sign on|
|April 18th 2018||Horta, Azores||Douarnenez, France||2.504||€ 1.870,-||22||P0618Sign on|
|May 10th 2018||Douarnenez, France||Amsterdam, Netherlands||505||€ 935,-||11||P0718Sign on|
|March 18th 2018||Boca Chica, Do. Rep.||Amsterdam, NL||Entire fifth leg||€ 5.520,-||69||E5Sign on|
|Entire Atlantic||Round Voyage||2017/2018||€14.040,-||234||E1-5Sign on|
More info about sailing along
More information about the schedule
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.
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.
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.
This number is a purely administrative number used for keeping score of persons on board.