12 mai 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE:11-05 GMT:22.35 POS:50.39 N, 000.02 E COG:90 SOG:3 kn
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:2-3 Bf
Set course for Belgium.
After a short stay in Yarmouth on Isle of Wight we are back at sea.
We unloaded six bags of cacao from Grenada for Seaforth Chocolate Co.
Arno van Wijk makes chocolate from cacao beans transported only by Tres Hombres.
We were having a very warm welcome and a lovely time with Arno, Lurike and their two daughters. Thank you so much.
Thomas and Gaspard came by on Tres Hombres to get some inspiration. They are good friends and working on the design of the clipper ship.
Monday morning we set sail from the Yarmouth Pier and sailed the Solent with the upcoming water east bound.
Now we are sailing along the southern coast of England with light westerly winds and fog.
We are in the busiest shipping route of the world but we do not see a single ship.
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, […]