With Eurotunnel beset with delays due to technical issues and post-Bexit border controls, perhaps the time has come to consider the alternatives.
Promising a channel crossing catering to ‘you, your bike and your eco-adventurous spirit‘ start-up Sail Link will use a catamaran yacht to cross between the heart of one coastal town to the other, in an adventurous 3 to 4-hour trip.
Sail Link is currently testing the feasibility of several routes between three to four ports on each coast. This choice of routes will allow the operators the flexibility to continue sailing under various conditions.
The company aims to start a daily service next spring.
Long distance travel and the power of sail
Long distance travellers should have an environmentally friendly alternative to flying, according to VoyageVert, the pioneers behind a new breed of fast passenger ships for sailing the Atlantic and beyond. Long haul flights account for 750 million tons of CO2 emitted into our atmosphere each year and there is currently no practical alternative.
VoyageVert wants to offer travel by fast sailing ships as stepping stones between continents so that travellers do not have to fly or use fossil-fuel powered vessels. The team aims to have a trans-Atlantic passenger service in operation soon. Perhaps the ubiquitous fly/drive holiday will face competition from a sustainable alternative. Sail/cycle trip anyone?
The ethical choice
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