A sailor‘s dream. But that was a hundred years ago and I deemed myself unlucky for being born into the wrong ages.
The technology is there, the projects are there, the people are excited, the wind blows but somehow developments take forever.
The wind-powered ship remains in essence what it has always been, a ship dependent on a favorable breeze and an experienced crew. Prevailing wind patterns are used to dictate sailing directions and routing, allowing access to certain ports and safe harbors as well as lee-shores to avoid..
As a collective we have shown that sailing ships have the potential to make our supply and travel networks emission-free. We are striving to provide people with the option to travel consciously, make their supply chains transparent and emission free.
Or the truth about the consequences of not switching back to wind powered transport.
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.
The open ship event will take place the 29th of October 2022 at Talsma Shipyard in Franeker, Netherlands.
After seven months of refit at Talsma shipyard (NL) "de Tukker" has set sail again! She sailed from Harlingen to the Museum harbour Willemsoord, Den Helder (NL) at the 12th of November 2022. De Tukker will stay at the Museum Harbour Willemsoord until the entire refit...
The restoration of sailing cargo vessel “de Tukker” part 1.
Het verbouwen van De Tukker, tot zeilend vrachtschip, blijkt niet zonder tegenslagen.
Met als visie het probleem van de vervuilende scheepvaart op te lossen, kocht de coöperatie EcoClipper begin dit jaar, een groot zeilschip met achterstallig onderhoudt: De Tukker.