Gallant returns to Newhaven in 2020!

Pre-order & pay by 17 July

Home delivery mid September

We are excited to announce the return of sail cargo vessel Gallant to Newhaven in September 2020. The 36m Dutch built schooner is transporting our fifth sail-powered delivery to Sussex, bringing two varieties of top quality Portuguese single estate organic olive oils produced by both the Reigado family and Azeite Caixero.

The desire to develop sail cargo has always been a core aim of Sail Boat Project. Our main work is as a community sailing school, working across the south coast. While our on-the-water activities are currently on hold, we are keen to put our energies into our sail cargo work, to work on something positive, and to promote what we believe can be a key part of a Green ‘New Normal’.

Due to our lack of sail training income, we can only bring in what has been pre-ordered by you, so do please make the pre-order and pay deadline of 17 July. All orders will be home delivered using Zedify bike couriers in BN1, BN2 and BN3. Nationwide couriers will be used everywhere else in the UK.

We realise that 5 litre bag-in-box olive oil is a large amount for some households, so we would like to remind you of our original model: get together with friends and neighbours to buy a box together and decant into cleaned out bottles of your own. This reduces waste and helps us keep costs down. Better still, make use of the mutual aid networks that have emerged to bulk buy as a street or community.

Shops and other food businesses

Contact us for a full Product Brochure and Pricelist for bulk orders of organic olive oil, including 1 litre tins, as well as 20 kg sacks of organic beans and pulses.

In the face of climate breakdown, we’re proud to be part of a global movement promoting sail cargo as a close-to-zero-carbon alternative to conventional polluting oil powered transport (shipping is exempt from many climate treaties!). Working as part of the Sail Cargo Alliance, with New Dawn Traders and the Blue Schooner Company, we’re encouraging good food lovers to place an order and join our growing movement of sail cargo pioneers.

We ensure that the producers are guaranteed a fair price, up front, usually 50-60% of what you pay as a customer.

On top of all this, all surplus from our sail cargo sails supports our Community Sailing Fund, providing health and wellbeing sailing activities to community groups in Sussex, more important now than ever.

Make sail cargo part of the Green ‘New Normal’

Pre-order and pay today – Click here!

Sail Cargo in a nutshell

Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced by the Reigado family and Azeite Caixeiro in Portugal, found by olive sommeliers Passeite, brokered by New Dawn Traders, shipped to Newhaven by the Blue Schooner Company.

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Previous sail cargo voyages:

Vessel: Gallant

In port 7-9 July and October 2019, 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.

Bessie Ellen sail cargoVessel: Bessie Ellen

November 2018, Fowey, Cornwall (onward delivery overland to Sussex)

Built in Plymouth, Devon, in 1904 by William Kelly, Bessie Ellen is one of the last surviving West Country trading ketches from a fleet that once stood at nearly 700. Bessie Ellen lived through an era when working sailing ships were an everyday sight in English ports and harbours.

Nordlys sail cargoVessel: Nordlys

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

Jalapeno sail cargoVessels: Nordlys and Jalapeno

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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