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Tall Ship and Traditional Sailing Travel Insurance

Traditional Sailing Travel Insurance is a Condition of Booking with Classic Sailing

It is a condition of your booking with Classic Sailing that you obtain adequate traditional sailing travel insurance. If you have made alternative arrangements it is very important that you ensure that all policies cover traditional sailing, see caution and compare to what is offered below.

If you live outside the EU, see below for some alternative insurers. 

For US citizens, try World Nomads:

Looking for Tall Ship Travel Insurance?

We are pleased to advise that Topsail Insurance Ltd offer Tall Ships Travel Insurance Policies with security provided by Canopius Underwriting Limited on behalf of Syndicate 4444 at Lloyd’s of London.

Topsail’s policies are tailor-made for tall ship holidays, whether pilot cutter, ketch, lugger or tall ship, and have no restrictions as to how far offshore you can sail including Antarctica*.

Topsail  also provide cover for:

  • Your journey to and from the voyage.
  • Cover for flight delay (in excess of 24hrs) due to volcanic ash or adverse weather conditions.
  • Climbing aloft - if you wish to do so.
  • Airlift from the vessel **

Single trip travel insurance

Topsail Insurance offer a fully comprehensive Single Trip Travel Insurance policy to cover sailing holidays which you can now buy online.

Click here for Single Trip Traditional Sailing Travel Insurance Policies starts from £20

Multi-trip travel insurance

If you are going to be away for a long duration or plan to travel several times over the course of the year you may wish to consider annual multi-trip travel insurance. Topsail offer a fully comprehensive 12 month Annual Multi-trip Travel Insurance to cover both sailing holidays and general holidays, with the Gold and Silver policies offering Winter Sports cover also. You can apply and buy now online.

Click here for Annual Multi-trip Traditional Sailing Travel Insurance Policies start from £75 for Bronze, £120 for Silver and £180 for Gold.

Other Insurance Companies:

Bishops Skinner - 01245 291167 (

Seven Corners Travel Insurance

JS Insurance - 01273 773017 ( - Insurance for sailing outside of coastal waters available only over the phone. 


If you make your own travel insurance arrangements you should check with your insurer whether there are no restrictions on  tall ship holidays, whether pilot cutter, ketch, lugger or tall ship, how far offshore you can sail and the availability of airlift for medical treatment.

*Antarctica Voyage travel insurance may carry an additional charge.

**Where the vessels location is known.

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