3 december 2014 - Fairtransport
The only Transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Santa Crus de La Palma again. The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading, based in the Netherlands sails it´s sixth consecutive eight months lasting voyage.
The trip started in October in the Netherlands and will end in June 2015. Ports in Norway, the U.K. France and Portugal have yet been attended. Ahead are the Cape Verdian Islands, Belem in Brasil, the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. On the way back the Tres Hombres will visit the Açores, Ireland,the U.K again, Belgium and the journey will end where it started in the Netherlands.
To start a revolution in cargo sailing two Dutch and an Austrian sailing friends founded the company, built the Tres Hombres and started Fairtransport: emission free transport of sustainable products by wind power only. On board are now ten barrels of French wine, which stay in the hold for app. 10 months to age. On La Palma two 220 liter barrels of tasty rum from the company Aldea will be loaded.
The hold also contains an amount of gymnastic devices for the Paint a Future/Sail a Future project of the Dutch artist Hetty van der Linden.
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, […]