Brehon Brewhouse sailing around beer
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Cornwall, Brittany & Ireland
“The experience of crossing the Channel by night will live with us a long time, wind in our hair, steering, hoisting sails, plotting our course and spotting dolphins leaping under our bow.”
A greener way of transporting cargo
THE WINE RUN Orders from Douarnenez in Brittany- Isles of Scilly – Falmouth in the UK & the annual Muscadet run from Nantes to Douarnenez.
THE BEER RUN Cork in Ireland – Nantes in France via the Southern Brittany L’archipel des Glénan islands
We work with various brokers. One is a Breton company called Trans Oceanic Wind Transport READ MORE ABOUT THEM
( TOWT) they organize the wine cargo and then we deliver it under sail using as minimal engine hours as possible. Each bottle we carry has a coded label which one can track to see where, how and who sailed it.
We also work with a client buying Irish beer from Brehon Brewhouse we deliver this from Cork to Nantes at Easter time. From Cork we sail the 427 nautical mile passage to the mouth of the River Loire via the stunning Southern Brittany L’archipel des Glénan islands. Our final 40 mile sail up the river sees us deliver the cargo in the centre of Nantes.
Since 2014 we have shipped over 50 tonnes of cargo. One delivery fully laden saves five tons of CO2
A Greener Way Of Transporting Cargo
What To Expect
Food will be good, wholesome and tasty. It will be food for eating at sea, so big pots of stew, soup, pasta and baked potatoes. Homemade cakes and when in France we always enjoy local bread, pastries and cheese. You will be able to sample the wine and ale that you will be loading.
A reasonable level of fitness is needed for these voyages in order to participate. Once in France the time will be spent off loading and loading more cargo, looking around, storing the ship and some sightseeing. Sailing passages will definitely include over night sails.
You will be much involved, these voyages suit people who are keen to learn and pitch in. We will be naturally teaching navigation as we go along during watches. You do not need any prior sailing experience but you do have to be of an adventurous nature and up for working as part of a watch system and part of a team.
We are the 1st British registered vessel to provide a regular cross channel cargo delivery service under sail. An exciting movement towards a greener way of transporting cargo. We are a member of the Sailing Cargo Alliance.