The Aug. 7 video by Time Magazine's Bryan Walsh is the best one I've seen on global sail transport trends. As it is only a bit over 5 minutes, you can get brought up to speed and sense the excitement that is spreading. Time's coverage centers on Fair Transport's Tres Hombres schooner-brig and the group's plans for a four masted ecoliner to be four times as long as the 32-meter Tres Hombres.
Featured at the helm is Austrian Andreas Lackner, one of the Tres Hombres captains -- there are three total, the other two Dutch -- hence the name of the ship. Captured on video is the spirit of fun and working together that cannot happen on a huge cargo ship belching high-sulfur bunker fuel.
I was fortunate to see the story online fast enough to be the first one to post a comment:
Read the brief article and comments by sail transport heroes Heinz Otto and Gavin Allwright, and see the video at science.time.com.
See inspiring pictures of a recent voyage (and offloading) of the Tres Hombres to Amsterdam where it delivered rum and chocolate to a hoard of bicycle-trailer merchant innovators, at Holland's Sail Transport Success Today.
Join the Sail Transport Network in any supportive capacity -- there is a gratis membership category as well -- at Sail Transport Network's "trade association" structure, and get our burgee to fly from your rigging or tack up on your bulkhead!
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Further reading and viewing:
The Web Log of the Tres Hombres : Sailing 18,500 bottles of biodynamic wine, delivered to Copenhagen and Vejroe, Denmark this month. Enjoy vicariously the gastronomical adventure at Vejro island, by crew member Dymphna who contributed to Logbook Tres Hombres which is written in Dutch, English and German.
Visit the homepage of Fair Transport: fairtransport.homestead.com