History of Sail Cargo South East

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July and October 2019, July 2020, August 2021, Newhaven
Gallant sailed all the way from the Caribbean, on schedule, using only her engine for harbour entrances. Gallant entered the Blue Schooner Company’s fleet in November 2017. She was originally a Herring logger named Jannetje Margaretha, built 1916 in Figee brothers’ yard in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. During her long carrier, she has lived many different lives.
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Sail Cargo Schooner De Gallant
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Sail cargo schooner nNordys approaching Newhaven
October 2017, Newhaven
The engine-less classic sailing ketch Nordlys was built in 1873 on the Isle of Wight. Operated by Fairtransport, she shipped 1000 litres of olive oil for us into Newhaven, from Porto, Portugal, marking our first sail cargo to the Sussex coast this century
June 2018, Brighton and Newhaven
We worked with Nordlys again this year, trans-shipping cargo from her to our own 43′ yacht Jalapeno in Torbay, Devon. This ‘Act of Cabotage’ echoed the 19th century shipping of cargo along the coast from port to port and was our inspiration for this year’s delivery of organic olive oil and whole olives from Porto to Brighton and Newhaven, as well as Fleur de Sel sea salt from the French island of Noirmoutier
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Sail cargo Yacht Jalopeno
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Jalopeno arriving in Newhaven
There has been a ferry route between Newhaven (Sussex) and Dieppe (Normandie) since 1847 moving people, products and dreams. For over 150 years the route has relied upon fossil fuels. We want to change that.In June 2021, we piloted a new route between the two ports using zero carbon through wind and tides with Jalapeño. Sussex food and drink was exchanged for Normandie food and drink in our initial pilot. Graham Precey, Director of Newhaven Regeneration Group and Groupe Development Normandie and Allan Hancock of Sail Cargo Pirates joined forces with with the team at Sail Cargo SE to make this happen.
In August2 021 we welcomed the ship and crew of De Gallant back to Newhaven for a fourth time, working with New Dawn Traders to that make this all happen. . Lewes cusomers were able to collect their orders from the banks of the River Ouse thanks to the joint efforts of local Gig Rowing Clubs completing the final miles under oar. Emissions-free deliveries to customers in Brighton and were carried out by bike couriers Zedify.
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De Gallant unloading Sail Cargo in Newhaven
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