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..
Tacking a brigantine
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…
The Practice of Sail-Training
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.
Interview: Gerbrand Schutte – Previous Captain of De Tukker
Sailing ships have long lives. They pass to different people, different generations, all with refreshing ideas on how to continue the ship’s legacy. De Tukker, EcoClipper’s first retrofit vessel, is no exception. Built in 1912, the ship started as a cargo vessel and...
North Sea Trade History
The North Sea has an interesting history of trade. Read more about it’s development over time and the potential of sail cargo on this route.
To Journey Under Sail
Get a sense of what it’s like to travel on a sailing ship. The journey may be slow, but the experience is unforgettable.
The Speed of Clippers Part 2: Transition
The transition of clipper ships is underway! Why is the clipper the ultimate ship design? Read more to find out…
Nostalgia and the sea
John Nellis discusses nostalgia and the sea – how it represents the past, future and a fundamental part of human existence.
Moving New Zealand to Sail Freight, Part 1: Fruits and Veg
Steven explores the feasibility of exporting New Zealand fruit and vegetables using sail freight ships.
OPEN SHIP “de TUKKER”
The open ship event will take place the 29th of October 2022 at Talsma Shipyard in Franeker, Netherlands.
I really didnt know what to expect.
A letter from an American Master Mariner who came for a week to join the refit-crew, giving a helping hand on De Tukker.
Counting more than 30,000 euro’s since the start of the spring campaign.
After more than two weeks of campaigning for the “EcoClipper 2023 spring campaign”, we have so far raised exactly € 33,637.50 with a total of 29 investors. A very big thank you! With this money it is possible that we, with a team of 12 crew members, are working to get...
PRESS RELEASE: New Sustainable sailing ferry service between Amsterdam and Porto
This week, a partnership of cargo brokers and travel agents announced their cooperation in a new sail liner ferry service between Amsterdam and Porto, calling at ports in the United Kingdom and France. This will be the first sustainable liner service by the shipping...