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.
A story about the history of shipping, learning from the past, smoke and fire, the ditches that ended it all and the lessons to be learned..
The EcoClipper ships will be sailing ships in the true sense of the word, so meaning without any mechanical propulsion.
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...
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.
Or the inconvenient truth, about the consequences of not switching back to world transport, by Sail power alone?