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Engine-less Merchant Sailing Ship Tres Hombres Rescues 70 Year Old German Sailor in Rudderless Sailboat

The Dutch merchant sailing ship, Tres Hombres, rescued a 70 year old German sailor who had been adrift in the Atlantic for two weeks after the rudder broke on his sailboat, Fidel.  The German sailor was exhausted and dehydrated and was incapable of taking the … Continue reading

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How Captain Longhair Saved the World

The title may be a bit unfortunate, but it is an interesting documentary nevertheless, featuring the brigantine Tres Hombres. The documentary trailer is posted below. The entire documentary can be watched here. Three weeks after the devastating earthquake on Haiti in 2010, eleven … Continue reading

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10 Tons of French Wine to Copenhagen by Sail – Delivered to Noma “the World’s Best Restaurant”

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 … Continue reading

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Tres Hombres Under Sail

This seems like a suitable video for a Monday morning.  Tres Hombres is a Dutch 32 meter cargo-carrying brigantine, meant to serve as an ambassador to a new fleet of sustainable hybrid sailing vessels. The video below is beautifully shot … Continue reading

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The Return of Commercial Sail? Dyna-Rig Design in the News

Arthur Sewall, a shipbuilder, shipowner and industrialist from Bath Maine, is quoted near the turn of the 20th century, saying, “As long as the wind blows and water flows there will be sailing ships built and business to keep them … Continue reading

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Irene Sets Sail with Ale for France & Oil For Brazil

The ketch Irene, built in 1907 to carry bricks and tiles, has set sail with a cargo of Devon ale for Brittany and Spanish olive oil for  Brazil, on what will be, if all goes well, a five month voyage which will also carry … Continue reading

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At TEDX: Jorne Langelaan, The new age of sail

TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global series of conferences focusing on “Ideas Worth Spreading.”   An upcoming TEDxAmsterdam conference will feature Jorne Langelaan, one of  the founders of Fair Transport Shipping. With their brigantine Tres Hombres, they are attempting to demonstrate … Continue reading

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