The aim of the SAIL cargo pilot is to  put transport into the ethical equation with a zero-emissions low-impact cargo sailing ship that can access goods where they are produced. 

The idea is to create sailcargo hubs in small ports and harbours giving local businesses direct access to ethically transported goods. 

Advances in racing technology provide the tools to design a boat that is fast, light, and able to sail close to the wind, allowing for sailing trade routes to be opened, that have not existed in modern times.

The project will analyze the socio economic impact of the centralization of shipping and the importance of small ports to local economies. 

Fair Winds Trust are in negotiations with Timbercoast, for the sustainable and decentralised transportation of cargo, directly to the consumer. You can learn more about Timbercoast and goods transported by sail cargo ships in this video. 

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 Key Pilot working Group

    Fair Winds Trust (FWT)

    International Wind Ships

    Port of Oostende