1 juillet 2015 - Fairtransport
I wasn’t the most attentive student in grade school but whenever the topic switched over to explorers and merchant traders, I’d be fully engaged. Wow, I’d think, here are a bunch of guys seeking out the unknown on sails. So why did they do it?
Seeking riches, forced labour, escape, curiosity, adventure, for the thrill… As a youngster, those were the feelings I wore as I pictured myself alongside Magellan.
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For this short report, a selection of aspiring, novice, and salty sailors have been chosen as participants. This motley crew is being subjected to a series of ongoing experiments, courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Wind Fund – whose investment has been considerable. We thank it for fair winds, hours of laughter, a few sprains, burns, and […]
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 […]