Since 2007 Fairtransport's mission has been to raise awareness of climate-friendly transportation and to minimize our communal carbon footprint. With our engineless sailing fleet, Tres Hombres and Nordlys, we trade organic and traditionally crafted goods, and ship sustainable cargo overseas by wind power alone.
Our successful fleet has over 12 years' experience in shipping precious goods worldwide. We work with respected producers and merchants: people with courage and eco-friendly vision.
Sail along! Our engineless ships provide an ideal situation for training young and experienced seafarers. Due to the rigors and challenges of sailing cargo, sailors learn a wide range of skills and disciplines that can only be acquired by traditional sail training. Alongside this hands-on learning of marlinspike seamanship, those who are interested are taught the history of sail, the physics of sail theory, and navigation. Completing a full round-trip of at least half a year with Tres Hombres is just as rewarding and adventurous as a European voyage of a couple of days on board the world’s oldest sailing cargo ship Nordlys!Want to sail along?
Our foundation is always working hard to maintain and restore our traditional sailing ships and keep them in working order. Become part of the community and contribute to this sustainable success. Your support for the foundation is very much appreciated!
Current project: Nordlys
At the moment Nordlys, is in great need of a refit! Repairs to the main and lower decks and refitting are taking place in the winter of 2021/22.
Required budget: € 50.000.-Support us now
Aboard the good ship Tres Hombres, many fledgling sailors learn to walk the ship as she rolls, pitches and flies over the water. Learning to walk again takes time and is a great source of entertainment for both the new sailors and the seasoned crew. Here I want to describe some of the different techniques […]
Three captains Three First mates Four second mates Four cooks Nineteen nationalities Six different bunks Two hammocks 16 harbours 60 knots in the gusts Ten tons of cacao 130 barrels 40.000 bottles of wine (roughly) 20.000 nautical miles (very roughly) Just some numbers of these last two years. Some of those numbers don’t mean much […]
7 days at sea, which is pretty speedy for this leg. We seem to be just speeding the whole thing really. Which is both amazing and exhilarating to be travelling so fast, but also exhausting as that means that the boat is moving and lurching all over the place all of the time. Walking from […]