We can see the usefulness of the sailing ship in regards to learning seamanship, self-reliance and teamwork. The popularity of these ships and their historical importance is undisputed. The lessons learned from thousands of years of maritime history are passed down from one crew to the next.
Tacking is turning the ship, from having the wind blowing from one side of the ship, to the other side, and doing this by bringing the bow through the wind…
Capt. Heinrich Nissen formulated the rules to sail a big or small squarerigger to windward.
Or the truth about the consequences of not switching back to wind powered transport.
The COP25 will be relocated from Chile to Spain. Is there a possibility to cross the Atlantic Ocean emission-free to be able to attend the event in Spain?
There is one kind of sail rig which beats any other rigging, in: ease of keeping all sails under control, manoeuvrability and power of propulsion.
An infinite source of energy which is: readily available everywhere, still there after being consumed, safe and without negative side effects with its use.
Building momentum for EcoClipper and the different kinds of partnership the sailing cargo industry has to offer. Read more in this post by capt. Langelaan
The EcoClipper ships will be sailing ships in the true sense of the word, so meaning without any mechanical propulsion.
Will we move back as fast as we can to “business as usual”? Or, is there more in it for us? Will we humans, as a thinking species, realise that we are able to live a simpler life? by capt. Jorne Langelaan
..Current investments should be sufficient to further develop the EcoClipper500 prototype, until the stage that shipyards can be approached for detailed building quotations…
Since January 1st 2020, all ships at sea have had a limit on the sulphur content of the fuel they burn. This regulation was put in place by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and it reduced the allowable sulphur content from 3.5% to 0.5%. This is impactful...