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.
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 […]