Posts Tagged ‘sail’

Dutch fishermen to sail fleet into Amsterdam in wind turbine protest

Workers say they are taking action in response to vast amount of windfarms being constructed in their waters The Netherlands may be the land of the windmill, but fishermen are planning a major protest on Saturday against the Dutch government’s latest wind turbine construction in the North Sea, with an armada of fishing boats sailing […]

Viking Grace LNG ferry to install rotor sail

Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry. The 57,565 GT M/S Viking Grace currently operates in […]

How to sail faster than the wind

The yacht Vestas Sailrocket 2 has shown that, when it comes to breaking speed records, clever design and cunning technique are more important than strong winds On 16 November 2012, the Vestas Sailrocket 2 smashed the record for the fastest sailing yacht, with a speed of nearly 80mph in Walvis Bay, Namibia. You might expect […]

Offshore wind power set to sail

It’s been 12 years since the first offshore U.S. wind farm was proposed for the Massachusetts Nantucket Sound, but so far, not a single turbine has been put up. View full post on Wind Power News

Vintage ketch sets sail to launch slow cargo movement

New Dawn Traders project intended to find way of bringing goods back from South America under sail It spent years ferrying superstars and millionaires around the West Indies, but on Tuesday the sailing ship Irene will set off from Plymouth on what may turn out to be a more historic, and worthwhile, journey. Over the […]