sail cargo sail transport solent bembridge chichester isle of wight

Our first sail cargo trip

sail cargo sail transport solent chichester isle of wightFriday 20th November 2015

We braced a cold November day to deliver our first sail cargo – 55 sacks of clothing for recycling charity Bags of Support. We collected the clothes from their sorting centre in Partridge Green, loaded onto Karic at Chichester marina and sailed across to Bembridge Harbour, on the east side of the Isle of Wight. From here it’s a short journey to their Sandown premises where the clothes are upcycled for selling on. Bags of Support repair uniforms for schools in Haiti, Romania and Uganda, as well as selling improved used clothing to raise additional funds. Clothes are collected from schools on the south coast, who Bags of Support pay 50p/kilo, helping raise funds for schools here too.

We are planning future deliveries and are looking for deliveries to take back from the island on our return trips. Please contact us if you are interested.

www.bagsofsupport.co.uk

sail cargo sail transport solent bembridge chichester isle of wight delivery

This chartlet shows our track. We motored the last 20 minutes into Bembridge as we were headed into an increasing wind (F5-6), but it was downwind all the way back. 34 nautical miles in total.

3 comments

  1. Karrie MellorReply

    A huge well done and thank you to Dhara and all at Sail Boat Project.
    We know it wasn’t an uneventful trip – but we really appreciate your support and would like to work with you on future crossings.
    Karrie and all at Bags of support.

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