28 februari 2015 - Fairtransport
Here’s Why We Should Bring Back Sails. Gargantuan, Sky-Scraping Sails.
The modern cargo freighter plows through the seas, its iron and steel displacing hundreds of thousands of tons of water as it crosses the ocean, ceaselessly back and forth, choking down millions of barrels of the unseemliest sludge of fossil fuels in production: Bunker 380, what is essentially tar. The fumes from this black nightmare of a fuel – the lowliest scum offal from the oil-refining process – perennially char the air from Hong Kong to the Panama Canal, Los Angeles and London. It’s so toxic that on land, Bunker 380 is generally only permitted to produce asphalt. >>> READ MORE
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, […]