Gallant has returned to Newhaven  September with our largest sail cargo order yet!

Sail cargo online shop now open!

Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered delicious sail cargo and helped us spread the word. We are pleased to announce that we have shipped 1,700 litres of organic Portuguese olive oil into Newhaven on 13th September – our largest sail cargo order yet!

Our online shop is now open again for the purchase of Reigado and Caixeiro olive oils, and will also have tubs of Noirmoutier Fleur de Sel sea salt.

Gallant is due to arrive into Newhaven on 12th September and we’ll be arranging delivery of orders shortly after that. Before then, we’ll be sending newsletter updates and posting on social media, including the loading of Gallant in Porto on 7 August. If you aren’t already subscribed to our e-newsletter, then please sign up using the link below to keep in touch, and follow us on social media.

The 36m Dutch built schooner, Gallant, is transporting our fifth sail-powered delivery to Sussex.

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.

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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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