05 February 2013
The Workpackage leaders of the 6 Workpackages of the SAIL project have met in the port of Oostende on 27 and 28 January 2013. This resulted in working agreements and planning for the coming period. The next partner meeting in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 10 an 11 April 2013. At this meeting we wil focus on hybrid sailing concepts, the experience until now and the pilots in development. This will set the sails to a sustainable future.
Click here for a short report of Oostende.
Oostende by night
21 January 2013
Work package leader Frits Grijpstra and harbormaster at the port of Harlingen presented at the Harlinger Water Sport Vereniging the Interreg North Sea Region project SAIL on 11 January 2013. An audience of more than twenty enthusiastic sailors listened while Frits took them all the way through the history of sailing ships into the project SAIL and the sustainable future of the Ecoliner […]
18 January 2013
All 6 Workpackage Leaders will travel to Oostende, Belgium on 28 January 2013 for a lunch-to-lunch meeting. They will discuss the Workpackage project plans, the progress and the planning. Also Communication, involvement and interlinks between the different Workpackages will be further explored.
Workpackages and their Workpackage Leaders
WP1: Project management: Province of Fryslân
WP2: Communication: Municipality of Harlingen
WP3 Apllied technical engineering and design and pilot project/living labs: Jade Hochschule
WP4: Hybrid sailing in relation to economy and implementation possibilities: E&E consultant
WP5: Influencing and integrating policy and legislation […]
08 January 2013
The 32 metre long schooner Brig Tres Hombres is the freight ship sailing without motor of Fairtransport which maintains a sustainable freight service for example to the Caribean.
The Day after Christmas the Tres Hombres received a notification via the coast guard of Fort de France in Martinique, that a solo yachtsman was rudderless. At that time the Tres Hombres sailed about 100 miles north of the ship in the middle of the ocean towards their destination Barbados. The schooner brig changed rate to meet the yachtsman the next morning. After 3 attempts the crew of Captain […]