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!
Recent pictures and video's
Transatlantic Time Warp A brisk "Good morning fo'csle" and I am awake. One glance at my wristwatch tells me its almost 4 am in the morning and I have to hurry to relieve the tired starboard watch on deck. A new watch in a seemingly endless succession of watches...read more
We are still making good progress, all sails up trying to keep our 200 miles a day so that we don't get cought by the area of less winds that is coming behind us. The air pressure is rising again as we leave the influence of the low behind us and step into the Azores...read more
We zijn al vier maanden op zee, de hele wereld rond en nu weer op weg naar huis. In het begin zeeziekte, na anderhalve dag was het gelukkig over en sindsdien hebben we met volle teugen kunnen genieten. De zee, de groep, vele dingen te leren, verre oorden zien en de...read more
Our days become shorter, grey and colder. Strange, as we go out of the winter you would think, but coming from the eternal Caribbean warmth, the fast flying clouds and the fresh spray of the wave crests give our voyage a new face. The stories of the Papalagi reach...read more
Current position of Tres Hombres
AIS Marine Traffic – note signal is lost 30nm offshore
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. 31st 2016||Den Helder, Netherlands||Douarnenez, France||531 NM||€ 935,-||11||P1016 Sign on|
|Nov. 14 th 2016||Douarnenez, France||Santa Cruz de La Palma||1330 NM||€2125,-||25||P1116 Sign on|
|Oct. 31 st 2016||Den Helder, Netherlands||Santa Cruz de La Palma||€2880,-||36||E1Sign on|
|Dec. 15 th 2016||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Bridgetown, Barbados||2640 NM||€2210,-||26||P1216 Sign on|
|Jan. 10 th 2017||Bridgetown, Barbados||Santa Marta, Colombia||885 NM||€1020,-||12||P0117 Sign on|
|Jan. 22 nd 2017||Santa Marta, Colombia||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||504 NM||€1275,-||15||P0117a Sign on|
|Dec. 15 th 2016||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||€4250,-||53||E2Sign on|
|Feb. 5 th 2017||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||Horta, Azoren||2504 NM||€3060,-||38||P0217 Sign on|
|March 16 th 2017||Horta, Azoren||Amsterdam, Netherlands||1638 NM||€2040,-||26||P0317 Sign on|
|Feb. 5 th 2017||Boca Chica, Dom. Rep.||Amsterdam, Netherlands||€4650,-||64||E3Sign on|
|Entire Atlantic||Round Voyage||2016/17||€9.100-||153||E1-3Sign on|
|Sign on||From||To||Direct distance NM & Days at sea /port||Fee (Euro) & Booking nr.|
|May 21 2017||Den Helder, Netherlands||Blankenberge, Belgium||132 NM / 7 days||595,- & nr P0917 Sign on|
|May 28 2017||Blankenberge, Belgium||Eyemouth, Scotland||393 NM / 11 days||935,- & nr P1017 Sign on|
|June 8 2017||Eyemouth, Scotland||Den Helder, Netherlands||280 NM / 9 days||765,-& nr P1117 Sign on|
|Entire Summervoyage||Den Helder, Netherlands||Den Helder, Netherlands||805 NM / 27 days||1.995,- & nr Tot. Sign on|
|Sign on||From||To||Distance NM||Fee||Average days sea / port||Booking Nr|
|Sept 10 th 2017||Den Helder, Netherlands||Douarnenez, France||531||€ 935,-||11||P1917 Sign on|
|Sept 23 rd 2017||Douarnenez, France||Santa Cruz de La Palma||1330||€ 2.125,-||25||P2017Sign on|
|Sep 10 th 2017||Den Helder, Netherlands||Santa Cruz de La Palma||€ 2.880,-||36||E1Sign on|
|Oct 16 th 2017||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.||3164||€ 2.635,-||31||P2117Sign on|
|Nov 15 th 2017||Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.||Charleston, USA||909||€ 1.190,-||14||P2217Sign on|
|Oct 16 th 2017||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Charleston, USA||€ 3.600,-||45||E2Sign on|
|Nov 29 th 2017||Charleston, USA||Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.||909||€ 1.190,-||14||P2317Sign on|
|Dec 15 th 2017||Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.||Horta, Azores||2533||€ 2.635,-||31||P2417Sign on|
|Jan 15 th 2018||Horta, Azores||Den Helder, Netherlands||1664||€ 2.185,-||25||P2517Sign on|
|Nov 29 th 2017||Charleston, USA||Den Helder, Netherlands||€ 5.600,-||E3Sign on|
|Entire Atlantic||Round Voyage||2017/2018||€9.100,-||151||E1-3Sign on|
|Sign on||From||To||Distance NM||Fee||Average days sea / port||Booking Nr.|
|Feb 24 th 2018||Den Helder, Netherlands||Douarnenez, France||531||€ 935,-||11||P0218 Sign on|
|March 10 th 2018||Douarnenez, France||Santa Cruz de La Palma||1330||€ 2.250,-||25||P0318 Sign on|
|Feb 24 th 2018||Den Helder, Netherlands||Santa Cruz de La Palma||€ 2.880,-||36||E1Sign on|
|Apr 2nd 2018||Santa Cruz de La Palma||St. Georges, Grenada||2791||€ 2.970,-||33||P0418 Sign on|
|May 5 th 2018||St. Georges, Grenada||Santa Marta, Colombia||789||€ 1.440,-||16||P0518 Sign on|
|May 20 th 2018||Santa Marta, Colombia||Halifax, Canada||2106||€ 3.600,-||40||P0618 Sign on|
|Apr 2nd 2018||Santa Cruz de La Palma||Halifax, Canada||€ 6.990,-||E2Sign on|
|June 28 th 2018||Halifax, Canada||Horta, Azores||1609||€ 1.890,-||21||P0718 Sign on|
|July 18 th 2018||Horta, Azores||Amsterdam, Netherlands||1638||€ 2.070,-||23||P0818 Sign on|
|June 28 th 2018||Halifax, Canada||Amsterdam, Netherlands||€ 3.490,-||44||E3Sign on|
|Entire Atlantic||Round Voyage||2018||€ 9.995,-||169||E1-3Sign 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.