Tres Hombres due to arrive in Barbados

Tres Hombres is ship is making good progress. ETA Barbados tomorrow.

Carlisle Bay, Barbados – by Capt. François

DATE: 13dec15 GMT: 1400 POS: anchored at Carlisle Bay, Barbados



WIND SPD:20kts

SEA TEMP:28ºC (have you ever swim in a soup ? )

AIR TEMP:32ºC  (sorry for ours Europeans fellows, but it’s true and in ten o clock)

AIR PRES:1016 hPa


Shout the Captain to the Bosun,
the command to drop the 300 kg anchor
fast on a 10kg per meter chain
50 meters in a water
enough to hold fast this beautiful island
For the first time,
the Tres Hombres will bring back Barbados’ Rum
the Rum’ original island

After 3 weeks across the Atlantic
After 7 hours spent in a custom office over air conditioned
We inspect the quality of our new cargo
Yes we are responsible professional cargo sailors 🙂

As usually, we jumped into clear and blue water of course
From the TopSail yard for the bravest pirate
Our little sailing dinghy turning around the Tres

We already enjoy the fruits from the Island
Papaya, Mango, bananas ( hurray, some fresh one) , coconut
avocado, and many others that only our cook new the names

All the best from the other side (of the Atlantic)

Capt. François



picture: © jdr / Fairtransport

A little update of Rianne the Tres Hombres Cook!

Having another awesome day provisioning with help from slowfood Barbados and local organic farmers. Cooking the upcomming week is going to be easy and so much fun, lekker!!!!

Arrival Tres Hombres at Barbados TODAY!

We left St Lucia yesterday , the wind and the current in front of us, we did already 2 longs tacks , our ETA in Barbados is 15 of January.
Captain Arjen


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[three_fourth]The only transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Barbados 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, Portugal and on the Canarian and Capeverdian Islands have yet been attended. Ahead are the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. Now on board are ten barrels of organic French wine, which stay in the hold for aprox. 10 months to age, and five barrels of Tres Hombres La Palma rum. 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 cargo sailing of sustainable products by wind power only.


On Barbados there will be done a lot of maintainance on the ship and the crew will get opportunities to enjoy the island. Finally the Tres Hombres will sail in the Mount Gay round the island Race.

For more information,, or directly on the ship.


Cleem Doedens,
Fairtransport Communications.
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Tres Hombres by Hajo Olij

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  crew is happy and on their way to Barbados! – picture by

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