23 November 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:23112014 GMT:0744 POS:38 25 N, 008 59 W COG:93 SOG:2.5
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
We are approaching the entrance of Rio Sado about 5 miles away from Satubal. Here we await pilot and tugboat for our passage through the narrow channel and finally our birth in Setubal. 9 days of sail was again a great experience for crew and trainees. We had wind and no wind, waves and no waves, sun and rain, incredible clouds and clear skies. Great food, people and ship! That is life on board the Tres Hombres.
Wonderful progress towards west yesterday. The front is passing now with rain and the wind died. We brailed up the main and braced square. It is the trimming for waiting for any kind of wind. The ship is heading north but drifts east. We can only try to drift slower what we don’t want now […]
“They call it the Caribbean of the North”…where you can have buckets of liquid sunshine and imagine coconuts growing on city lights. Welcome to the magical experience that is sailing a cargo of 19.000 bottles of natural French wines to Denmark. Telling a story about the last two weeks is not easy. So many beautiful […]
The departure maneuver in Copenhagen was super cool and smooth! It is great to move a big sailing ship like this in a harbor under sails. Nowadays being under sails inside a port is forbidden. I allowed us to do it because it’s possible and it’s very important to understand your ship under all circumstances, […]