sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Tres Hombres - another sailing cargo ship
Tres Hombres - another sailing cargo ship

'Tres Hombres'    .

Tres Hombres loading -  .. .  
Along with the large-scale desecration of the planet in so many spheres, there are signs that aware activists are making small inroads into the task of finding out how to live sustainability - and getting back to sailing is part of the plan.

One of these is a sail cargo company that has been operating out of Den Helder in Netherlands for the last 3 years - The Fair Transport company and their sailing ship the Tres Hombres.


The 32m brigantine is on its third Caribbean voyage, and will arrive in Portsmouth ETA May 18-20 with a load of rum, chocolate and other assorted cargo. There will be a ship welcoming event/party on the quayside.

Her habitual pattern is to maintain a sustainable freight service between: Europe, the Atlantic islands, the Caribbean and America. Besides a cargo capacity of 35 tons, she has accommodation for 5 crew members and 10 trainees / passengers.

Apart from Bonaire, Curacao, and St. Martin the Tres Hombres also calls on ports in England, Portugal, Madeira, Cape Verdes, Barbedos, Tobago, Dominican Republic, Grenada, New York and the Azores.

Tres Hombres sailing off Santo Domingo -  .. .  

Tres Hombres from the deck -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo
About the cargo of chocolate:
Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company, a Grenada-based tree-to-bar organic chocolate cooperative, has joined the Tres Hombres voyage to become the first chocolate maker to ship a mass quantity of chocolate sustainably. He is shipping five tons of his award-winning organic dark chocolate from Grenada to New York, Portsmouth and Amsterdam. The voyagemarks the first ever carbon-neutral trans-Atlantic mass chocolate delivery.

An insulated cool room has been built on the ship, powered solely by wind and sun, where the chocolate bars will be stored. Green is also part of the sailing crew of fourteen, and he will also be monitoring the cooling system throughout the trip.

Do such ventures have a future? From where the world has now arrived it seems difficult to imagine going back to transport at such a pace. So what is the solution?

An organisation called Greenheart is trying to find such a solution, aiming first at the developing world. Greenheart describe themselves as a 'non-profit organisation designing and building zero-emissions sail/solar container-ready cargo ships, especially designed for the developing world.'

They are now moving towards their first build, hopefully in Nov 2012, launch early spring 2013. www.greenheartproject.org.

The Greenheart Dream:
At the core of the Greenheart Project is a new idea for a small ship: one that combines reliable, universal sails with a simple and proven solar panel / storage battery / DC electric drive. The present state of the technology prevents the application of this type of hybrid system to larger ships, but a one-container vessel that sails well, can use electric motors to approach and exit harbors, navigate in restricted waters, provide additional speed and steerage at sea, and reach inland ports via canals and rivers. The obvious and most pressing application for a small ship with these features is as an appropriate development tool for impoverished coastal communities. With these end users in mind, we have designed a vessel with three basic criteria: Simplicity, Economy, and Low-impact.

The Greenheart Dream -  .. .  


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96982

9:08 PM Mon 7 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Environment and the ocean

Related News Stories:

07 May 2012  Another Solar Odyssey - around the USA's 'Great Loop'
06 May 2012  PlanetSolar - she's arrived! First around the world on solar energy
29 Apr 2012  The Waterfront Challenge - calling all sailors
27 Apr 2012  Bottom paint matters - San Diego waterways get a thumbs-up
18 Apr 2012  Solar-powered yacht's circumnavigation - in the home stretch
09 Apr 2012  Royal Yacht Squadron leads the armada against windfarm plan
06 Apr 2012  Where the whales are
19 Mar 2012  GreenBlue wants a report card
18 Mar 2012  Sailing ketch Irene - goodbye billionaires, hello cargo!
14 Mar 2012  Climate Change misconceptions and realities - an Ocean Watch Essay
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World











































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong




















Coastal Cup sets sail from Alameda June 11
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day   
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park   
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US