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Getting closer to Europe

by the Crew of Tres Hombres on 04/09/14

DATE:07-04 GMT:20.59 POS:46.57 N,12.34 W COG:50 SOG:8

GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES

WIND DIR:WNW

WIND SPD:4-5 Bf

CLOUDS:3/8

SEA STATE:moderate

SEA TEMP:12

AIR TEMP:13

AIR PRES:1022

Ahoy,

Last night we had a sky full with stars,
Over the day she was filled with sunlight and a friendly cloud,
With all sails up gliding through the deep blue ocean,
The atmosphere is good and we all respect the beauty of the nature,
Here at sea you live her in all her glory.

Lammert

They keep coming!

by the Crew of Tres Hombres on 04/09/14

DATE:06-04 GMT:21.06 POS:44.55 N,15.38 W COG:60 SOG:5

Ahoy,

The southwesterlies have passed,
Variable winds we had this morning,
A north wind arrived and is backing slowly to the west,
The Bay of Biscay on our starboard side
Between Bishop Rock and Ille Duessant is were we aim,
Wind in the sails and cargo in the hold,
The trainees and crew are happy,
Keeping watch in the rainy nights.

Captain Lammert

Another one from our captain

by the Crew of Tres Hombres on 04/09/14

And here's one from our captain...

DATE:05-04 GMT:20.57 POS:44.10 N,18.14 W COG:60 SOG:10

GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES

WIND DIR:SW
WIND SPD:6-7 Bf
CLOUDS:8/8
SEA STATE:rough
SEA TEMP:14.5
AIR TEMP:14
AIR PRES:1003

Ahoy,

Today we did ten knots all the time.
Waves are building up, by the friction of the wind.
Tres Hombres is rushing through the water.
Like an untamed horse, willing to go home.
The helmsman keeps her on her course,
Standing in the rain.
Everything is wet, except the cargo.

Captain
Lammert

Weblog Adriaan

by the Crew of Tres Hombres on 04/09/14

DATE:04-03 GMT:20.47 POS:42.25 N,22.20 W COG:65 SOG:8

GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES

WIND DIR:SW

WIND SPD:5-6 Bf

CLOUDS:8/8

SEA STATE:moderate

SEA TEMP:15

AIR TEMP:14

AIR PRES:1004

Weblog

The Azores are a beautiful place. We were harbored in Horta, Faial. After a successful mooring with dinghy help, we went to the famous "Peter? Cafe Sport" to celebrate with the crew. It was amazing to see all the paintings in the port and on the cay, made by the people on board of all the sailboats who visit Horta. We also made one.

There is a good organization on Faial, named Transporte Justo. They are setting up a fair transport project there. We had much pleasant contact with them. They showed us the volcano on the north-point of Faial, beautiful rough nature. They also organized 2 evenings at Club Naval in Horta, with music, food and speeches from Lammert and Transporte Justo.

We did some work on the ship, maintenance, tarring, painting, etc. We organized an open ship and welcomed a couple of school classes and some groups with disabled people. They had a great time on board and were very interested in the Tres Hombres/Fair Transport story.

On Faial, we visited an organic farm where we could taste their delicious jams and helped with a beach cleaning action. We also went for a day to Pico, where we saw cliffs, visited a shipyard, as well as a vineyard with plants over a 100 years old (and tasted the wine).

So I can say we had a great time, with friendly people on a wonderful island. When we left Horta and set sail for Falmouth, we had a nice goodbye at the south-east point of Sao Jorge, from a big group of dolphins and a turtle, who gave us a wave with his flipper!

Adriaan de Vries

First weblog after we left port of the Azores

by the Crew of Tres Hombres on 04/03/14

Yay, new weblog!

WIND DIR:WSW
WIND SPD:3-4
CLOUDS:6/8
SEA STATE:slight
SEA TEMP:17
AIR TEMP:15
AIR PRES:1010

Ahoy,

So we are back at sea,
Leave this beautiful islandgroup behind us,
Acores, green vulcanos in the middle of the ocean,
Today we sailed between Pico and Sao Jorge,
No ocean swell and a backstay wind,
Now heading north into the cloudy night,
Twelve hundred miles on our bow till Falmouth.

Lammert

The Sail Freighter Tres Hombres

Ambassador of a new fleet of sustainable hybrid sailing vessels ( fairtransport )

The 32 meter brigantine Tres Hombres is in service since December 2009. She maintains 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.

Latest news: 17th of  March: - We arrived in Falmouth, UK. In a couple weeks we''ll be in Amsterdam again, check out the lovely acitivities below.

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Next port of call: Falmouth (UK), Amsterdam (NL), Den Helder (NL), Oostende (B), Den Helder (NL)  Vlissingen (NL) Middelburg (NL)
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