by Kay Plunkett-Hogge
The good ship Tres Hombres, The rum
The dream "a new age of sail"
(click to visit this beautiful Lady)
In 2007 the three hombres happened to stumble upon the beautifully lined hull of an old German fishing ship, used as a minesweeper in World War II. They immediately fell in love with this wooden wreck and started to plan the hull’s conversion into one of the most beautiful square rigged sailing ships of our time. Thanks to the amazing help of so many selfless hands from all over the world, the brigantine was built in just two years time and sailed off on her maiden trip in December 2009.
Now she sails the seven seas with cargo, and most importantly, without an engine!
During the trips across the ocean the long-term vision of sustainable trading and environmental improvement is maintained, resulting in the shipping of various fair-trade and ecological goods, thereby reducing the general carbon footprint of these products, this is Fairtransport!
The project also offers the opportunity for young sailors to join the ship and receive a full, practical and also theoretical education in seamanship, navigation, meteorology and much more. Both students and passengers will not find a more unique opportunity to cross the ocean, meanwhile combining the voyage with their personal plans.
Check the Tres Hombres website!