Sail Cargo Festival
Visit St. Katharine Docks on Saturday 7th October and meet the fantastic team from the Coriolis Trading Company as they launch their inspirational sustainable shipping campaign - Sail Cargo.
At present, there are a few cargo-under-sail initiatives, but they are either tiny (half a percent of a normal freighter by net tonnage), boutique, and romantic, or are a virtual model of something a freight company might test in 2040.
The Coriolis Trading Company aims to explore the unexploited middle ground - small to medium size freight ships operating under sail - a hundred times the size of current sailing ships.
Visit the team on Saturday 7th October and enjoy tastings of locally produced goods sailed from the east coast of England down to London on the historic ship Excelsior.
Drop in for free! Their schedule of events is as follows:
Throughout the day: Sail cargo info and tastings
11 am: Learn about sail cargo and the environmental impact of shipping
Midday: Sea Shanties with the Longest Johns
1 pm: Learn Sailing Knots workshop
2 pm: The Longest Johns
3 pm: Learn Sailing Knots workshop