19 oktober 2014 - Fairtransport
We made it in 2 days from Norway to the Scottish coast some thirty miles North of Aberdeen. We are going to ´heave to´ for some hours waiting for the Westerly wind to come that can take us South again. There is more wind coming in some days. We check the weather report hourly.
Captain Arjen van der Veen
DATE:19102014 GMT:0715 POS:57 41 N, 001 52 W COG:274 SOG:6.2
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
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, […]