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davidpm 04-26-2012 09:38 AM

New Sailing cargo ships
 
Cargo ships could make way under huge 164-foot sails - Future of Tech on msnbc.com

nolatom 04-26-2012 10:54 AM

Re: New Sailing cargo ships
 
That looks like a bit more than 100 gross tons. I may have to upgrade my auxiliary sail license, huh? ;-)

JordanH 04-26-2012 03:25 PM

Re: New Sailing cargo ships
 
They claimed 10-30% fuel savings back in 2008 for a much cheaper, and simpler approach
BBC NEWS | Europe | Gone with the wind on 'kite ship'

First Transatlantic Voyage of Kite-powered Ship : TreeHugger
Cargo Ship with Kites: First Trans-Atlantic Trip a Success! : TreeHugger

Will we ever see more of this in the wild? Time to refresh the old clipper routes...


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