Commercial sail has not yet returned, but there are interesting niche players who are doing what they can to change that. The sailing brigantine Tres Hombres recently carried 10 tons of French wine from Brest to Copenhagen for delivery to Noma, which has been rated as the “World’s Best Restaurant” for the past seven years by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The 10 tons of wine include wines from 13 French biodynamic winemakers. The shipment by sail is estimated to have saved close to 5 tons of CO2 emissions. The shipment was arranged by TransOceanic Wind Transport
World’s best restaurant chooses wines shipped by sail
TransOceanic Wind Transport and the “Tres Hombres” promote the revival of sail shipping. The “Tres Hombres”, the world’s only engine-free cargo sailing ship, is the symbol of this revival. She constitutes a first step that garners positive energy and proves transoceanic engine-free shipping is feasible today.
In our finite world, the revival of cargo sailing ships is inevitable. The “Tres Hombres” ships across oceans products wich raise the issue of “How will shipping undergo the energy transition?”
Dramatically reducing emissions
TransOceanic Wind Transport is a sailing freight transport company that offers a concrete and alternative solution to the problems of shipping greenhouse emissions and liquid fuel price hikes. It shows that the 4% of world emissions due to ocean shipping – about 20% of Denmark’s emissions – can be dramatically reduced by applying modern technology to the old tradition of great tall ships.
Winemakers taking part to the operation: Philippe Gourdon – Anjou ; Bruno Rochard – Anjou ; Mark Angeli – Anjou ; Francois David – Anjou ; Toby Bainbridge – Anjou ; Olivier Cousin – Anjou ; Jo Landron – Muscadet ; Guy Bossard – Muscadet ; Michel Augé – Touraine ; Sebastien Riffault – Sancerre ; Alexandre Bain – Sancerre