Historical Cargo Sail Voyage

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We can learn an incredible amount from the ancient seafaring tradition of transporting goods with wind power, and this sustainable practice is still achievable today. Connecting with Florette's history as a cargo sailing ship, we are making the conscious decision to transport precious goods of rum and coffee as we sail back across the Atlantic to our home waters of the Mediterranean. We hope that in doing this we can raise awareness of the power of harnessing renewable energy to combat climate change.

Come and join us on this voyage and help us to send out the message that it's time for a change and ever single one of us can make a difference!



The Haynes family wants to send out a positive message and make a change, by:

- Promoting eco-friendly and sustainable tourism

- Exploring the old sailing trade routes and promoting cargo under sail

- Supporting expeditions and environmental research on climate change and ocean plastic pollution

- Launching the Ecoship trademark label for ships in 2020

- Historical Tall Ship Sailing Ltd operates the 100 year old Brigantine Florette which is the last of her kind

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Ecoship is a voluntary certification scheme that reflects a committment to mainstreaming and implementing notions and practices of sustainability at sea.

The Ecoship initiative was founded by the Haynes family, a family of sea farers who have been sailing the Mediterranean Sea for over 40 years on the Historical Brigantine Florette. The Haynes family have witnessed and experienced first hand some of our most pressing environmental issues: plastic pollution, fishery collapses, extreme weather events, and the overarching impacts of climate change which are becoming more apparent. In order to be a part of the solution, because WE CARE, we are converting the 100-year-old SV Florette into the Ecoship Flagship. As the Ecoship flagship we are devoted to raising awareness and promoting eco-friendly seafaring.

The vision of Ecoship is to create an environmentally friendly maritime community through voluntary certification with the Ecoship label. The Ecoship label adheres to international guidelines and regulations, is based on scientific evidence and draws key insights from the first-hand experience of its flagship SV Florette.

The shipping industry is the backbone of our modern globalised society. Almost everything we touch has been transported via a cargo ship. Due to the massive amounts of greenhouse gases emitted by burning fuel on these ships, this industry is one of the largest contributors to climate change. As international trade continues to grow, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) projects that emissions over the next three decades could triple. By 2050, carbon dioxide emissions from global international shipping could account for up to 25% of total fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions.