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The Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative will promote the green economy initiatives of Barbados, and other Caribbean countries including Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, by operating a marine transportation system which extends the low-carbon foot-print chain into the market place of the countries of import. For countries setting up green economy productive sectors based on the utilization of biodiversity and other selected natural resource assets, the development will also preserve the green identity of products for export.  Plans are well advanced for setting up green economy productive sectors based on the utilization of biodiversity and selected environmental assets in several Caribbean countries in formal partnership with the CFSE and by extension, the Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative.

Schooner Ruth Operations

Although many of our interested followers are already aware, SV Ruth has wonderfully exciting news – she has completed her Maiden sea trial voyages loading flagstone ballast in St Vincent with her Master and Sail Instructor – Gerrit Scheper; a bajan and 7th generation Schooner Captain!

As of next month September we will publish and start our Tall Ship Crew training programme as well as guest crew programme sailing everywhere across the Eastern Caribbean … including, Barbados, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St.Lucia, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St.Barts, Antigua, Saint Martin!

IYT appoints “S V RUTH Limited” as a training provider for sailing courses up to Yachtmaster Offshore Sail level in Barbados.

Ian Dash and Instructor Paul Preen, have vast knowledge in the maritime industry and understand the IYT training scheme. We invite you to enjoy a sailing holiday, exploring the sites and culture of Barbados, while receiving extensive sailing training.

Schooner Ruth Partners

Every industry in Barbados is experiencing challenging times; it is vital that companies can differentiate themselves and lead by example. Promoting your company and Barbados through sustainable energy (wind; solar) and helping reduce the carbon footprint in our region are very powerful initiatives. Endorsing Barbados through a green lifestyle and supporting the training and education of young Barbadians through employment opportunities is crucial.


We hope the ideals of the Caribbean Sail Cargo Initiative and Schooner Ruth fit the corporate mission, values and business policies of your Company. Our ultimate goal is collaboration with a few select Barbados Manufacturers and Distributors to help us achieve the operational stage, planned for February 2015 and we invite Companies of like mind and mission to contact our President, Mr. Ian Dash on in order to find and discuss mutually beneficial ideas that can expand this worthwhile venture.