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Caribbean Dream, Explore the Leeward and Windward on a Traditional Three Masted Schooner

Join Blue Clipper on this voyage to some of the most exotic and desired destinations in the Caribbean. Join the boat in the beautiful island of St Martin, as we spend the next 2 weeks exploring the beautiful Islands of the  Caribbean. Visits to many of the Windward and Leeward Islands will be possible including Martinique, St Lucia and plenty of others. 

Embark
Sat, 26-01-2019 - 14:00
Marigot
Disembark
Sat, 09-02-2019 - 10:00
Marigot
Duration
14 Nights
Vessel
Blue Clipper
Voyage No.
BC260119

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Blue Clipper - Caribbean Dream - The Leeward Islands from St Martin

IDEAL VOYAGE FOR...

Island hopping amongst the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean as you sail from place to place, soak up some winter sun as you explore this remarkable chain of islands with Blue Clipper. 

The Leeward islands, extending from Anguilla in the north to Dominica in the south are some of the world's most paradisiacal islands. The Leeward Islands are, without question, a fantastic place for a sailing holiday. You will find this area has a myriad of fantastic sailing opportunities, isolated islands, remote bays and local culture waiting to be discovered. 

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Caribbean's best kept secret, Anguilla. 
  • The islands of St Kitts, Nevis, Montesarrat and Barbuda.
  • Deserted tropical beaches
  • Stunning Coral Reefs
  • Get away from the big cruise destinations in the Caribbean
Towed behind Caribbean

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Unlike big cruise ships, Blue Clipper is small enough to get into remote and isolated islands and keep away from the busy crowds. With only 12 guests onboard, you can expect a personal and intimate service, where great attention is paid to making sure your voyages exceeds your expectations. 

The Leeward Islands

At the top of the chain of islands is Anguilla, one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets.  It is one of the smallest islands although not overly populated. The white-sandy beaches here are pristine and the landscape is virtually untouched making it a perfect escape from the droves of sun-loving tourists.  

Like Anguilla, the Island of St martin (St Maarten) is small in size.  It is in fact one of the smallest islands to be divided by two nations, the French and the Dutch.  Although the island falls under these two govenements, the great influence of European style mixed with Caribbean traditions make St Martin a truly unique destination.  

The tiny island of St Barts, Saba and St Eustatius are also a fantastic area for sailing, with small secluded anchorages and serene coves to relax in.  

South of Saba, lie the beautiful islands of St Kitts, Nevis, Montsarrat and Barbuda.  Each, a tropical haven with deserted beaches, stunning coral reefs and unspoiled landscapes. 

Other islands to explore include Antigua, Guadeloupe and Dominica.  

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her.

Blue Clipper relaxing in a hammock

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

As with all our sailing holidays the Captain has many considerations to plan for when choosing the itinerary so these islands are only an informed guess at where you might sail. Weather, swell from unusual directions, customs clearance regulations and new marine wildlife reserve anchoring restrictions or even booking an alongside berth to change crews, fuel or water the ship can all affect the plans for the voyage. Even the time of day and whether the sun is ahead or behind you can influence pilotage in these coral reef strewn coastlines - but it is all fascinating stuff the the Captain or mate will brief you each day to explain the latest plan!

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

AGILITY & FITNESS

Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01872 58 00 22 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Skipper & professional crew
  • Personal Safety Equipment
  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals, snacks and refreshments
  • Port and landing fees
  • Linen and duvets
  • Third Party liability insurance

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to Joining Port
  • Travel from end port
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Towels
  • Waterproofs
  • Personal Travel Insurance
     

 

Marigot, St Martin

Latest port updates

The tiny French-Dutch island of Saint-Martin, covering just 88km², is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is renowned for its friendly welcome!

Much more than a beach lovers paradise, the island of St Martin with natural, cultural and amazingly friendly locals. Thanks to its climate and untouched natural heritage, the island offers unparrelleled year-round watersports and outdoor activity.

St Martin has its own unique identity, making it the perfect sunshine getaway to start or end a voyage. You will also find that the people of Saint Martin – fiercely proud of their "Friendly Island", reputation – are very helpful.

How to get here

By Road & Parking

St. Martin’s road system essentially comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas.
The courtesy of St. Martin’s road users is much fabled, and it is customary here for drivers to use their horn to greet others. In spite of the odd traffic jam in the high tourist season due to the island’s inadequate infrastructure, driving on St. Martin is relatively stress-free drive.

Getting around by taxi

Taxis do not have meters but charge according to a fixed fee, and that some taxis, especially those on the Dutch side, only accept US Dollars.

Taxis leave from outside Grand Case Regional Airport, the ferry terminal on Marigot waterfront (French side) and Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch side).

Mini bus services

Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island. There is no fixed time table however there are dedicated bus stops. Simply wait at of the bus stop and raise your hand to alert the driver when a minibus arrives. Buses generally accept Euros and US dollars.

Renting a car or motorcycle/scooter on St. Martin

its a great way to see the island but drivers must hold a French or international driving licence, which covers them across the territory.

Air & transfers

Air France, Air Caribes and Corsairfly offer daily scheduled flights to St Maartin from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly. Flying time for direct flights is around 8 hours 45 minutes. Flights stopping in Guadeloupe bring the flight time to 11 hours.

KLM  and TUI netherlands has direct flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam (Netherlands). With a flight time on approximately 8 hours they take off and land at Princess Juliana Aiprort on the Durch Side. 

American Airlines, United airlines, Continental airlines, Delta airlines, JetBlue allow you flights from the United States to St Martin

 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

Marigot, St Martin

Latest port updates

The tiny French-Dutch island of Saint-Martin, covering just 88km², is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is renowned for its friendly welcome!

Much more than a beach lovers paradise, the island of St Martin with natural, cultural and amazingly friendly locals. Thanks to its climate and untouched natural heritage, the island offers unparrelleled year-round watersports and outdoor activity.

St Martin has its own unique identity, making it the perfect sunshine getaway to start or end a voyage. You will also find that the people of Saint Martin – fiercely proud of their "Friendly Island", reputation – are very helpful.

How to get here

By Road & Parking

St. Martin’s road system essentially comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas.
The courtesy of St. Martin’s road users is much fabled, and it is customary here for drivers to use their horn to greet others. In spite of the odd traffic jam in the high tourist season due to the island’s inadequate infrastructure, driving on St. Martin is relatively stress-free drive.

Getting around by taxi

Taxis do not have meters but charge according to a fixed fee, and that some taxis, especially those on the Dutch side, only accept US Dollars.

Taxis leave from outside Grand Case Regional Airport, the ferry terminal on Marigot waterfront (French side) and Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch side).

Mini bus services

Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island. There is no fixed time table however there are dedicated bus stops. Simply wait at of the bus stop and raise your hand to alert the driver when a minibus arrives. Buses generally accept Euros and US dollars.

Renting a car or motorcycle/scooter on St. Martin

its a great way to see the island but drivers must hold a French or international driving licence, which covers them across the territory.

Air & transfers

Air France, Air Caribes and Corsairfly offer daily scheduled flights to St Maartin from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly. Flying time for direct flights is around 8 hours 45 minutes. Flights stopping in Guadeloupe bring the flight time to 11 hours.

KLM  and TUI netherlands has direct flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam (Netherlands). With a flight time on approximately 8 hours they take off and land at Princess Juliana Aiprort on the Durch Side. 

American Airlines, United airlines, Continental airlines, Delta airlines, JetBlue allow you flights from the United States to St Martin

 

Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

Your travel responsibilities

Passports and Visas***

*** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

Travel Insurance

It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

Blue Clipper

Three masted schooner Blue Clipper has recently made the transition from private superyacht to an ocean going sail training vessel with an exciting programme to match. As you would expect from her previous owners - Hennessey Cognac Company – she has elegance, space and luxury accommodation. She was built in 1991 in Sweden to demanding modern standards. In 1992 she sailed half the way around the world from France to Shanghai, recreating the first cargo voyage to deliver cognac to China.

A new addition to the International tall ships fleet, Blue Clipper took part in Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Challenge and raced the Atlantic and back in her first charter season, with stops at tall ship festivals in Bermuda, US East Coast, Canada. After a flurry of tall ships festival publicity in London and North America, this distinctive three masted schooner is already becoming more well known and we suspect will start to feature on the 'bucket lists' of adventurers of all ages. 

Statistics

 

  • Length overall: 144 ft
  • Length on deck: 130 ft

 

  • Year built: 1991
  • Vessel type/rig:Gaff Schooner 

 

  • Guest berths:20
  • Crew berths: 5

 

Our Expert View: What Blue Clipper Does Best

High Latitude Sailing - Arctic Expeditions

Blue Clipper is commercially coded for worldwide operations, she takes full advantage of her ocean credentials and focuses on big expedition type voyage programmes each year.

Her Captain Chris Rose has spent many years sailing in the Arctic , so her second summer season naturally has to feature an epic route through his favourites in the Arctic Circle. If you are a career sailor, wildlife photographer or just love the great outdoors, then the two to three week voyages are long enough to feel like a proper expedition and notch up some serious miles amongst the ice and glaciers. Spend part of your summer amongst the best wildlife wildernesses and mountain scenery in Northern Europe looking for polar bear and orca. 

Sail in the Arctic voyages from Greenland to Svalbard on Schooner Blue Clipper

Blue Water Passages & Winter Sun

Are you a restless soul who wants a tan but prefers to earn it travelling, or doing something adventurous? If you love ocean sailing, salt spray in your hair and tropical sun, but at the end of the day an air conditioned cabin with shower en-suite, then Blue Clipper could be the ship for you. At 105 feet long she is big to stroll the wooden decks at sunset....and she is going to all the right places for a spectacular sun-downer: The Algarve, Canaries, Cape Verde, Caribbean, Cuba and two big trans Atlantic crossings.

Blue water passages on schooner Blue Clipper

Classic Yacht with Hands On Sailing

Tall Ship Blue Clipper is a spacious and luxuriously furnished gaff rigged schooner. In the construction of the hull modern elements are mixed with traditional elements, such as a clipper bow, an elegant yacht stern and a long ballast keel. The teak deck gives an opulent feel to the ship but with the security of a tough steel deck underneath.  Blue Clipper may have been a super-yacht, and there is room for sun loungers on the main deck, but don't be deceived.  This schooner is now owned and run as a sail training ship. You can still pose on your 'yacht' but this will definitely be a 'hands on' adventure where you learn traditional sailing skills and get to know your ship-mates on the night watches.

Blue Clipper at the Torbay Tall Ships Race Start 2017
Blue Clipper at the Torbay Tall Ships Race Start 2017

Sailing Style

Step on board TS Blue Clipper for active sailing with an edge of luxury. Classic Sailing only work with dynamic sailing ships that offer 'hands on sailing.' It is part of our ethos and Blue Clipper's that everyone on board helps sail the ship. You really don't need any sailing experience as the professional crew will go through everything from safety drills, how to pull ropes efficiently, find the right halyard or steer the 144ft schooner. You don't have to be super strong.

Climbing the mast is not compulsory but it's a great buzz. The masts extend with lofty topmasts and all three masts are gaff rigged. The jibs are not roller reefed, so you really do have to go on the bowsprit to stow them, and there is plenty for crews to work on with blocks and tackles. As an ocean sailing ship there will be a sextant on board. On ocean voyages the Captain will show you on how to navigate using only a sextant, the sun and the stars is possible....as well as all the modern gizmos! 

Sextant practice on Blue Clipper. Astro navigation on a schooner mid ocean

Life on Board

Tall Ship Blue Clipper has extensive accommodation below decks and can accommodate up to 12 guest trainees on board, with 6 twin en-suite cabins, a luxury double cabin, large saloon areas which are beautifully decorated and maintained, a well-equipped galley and plenty of places to sit and relax on deck, she is a very comfortable ship to sail on board.

As this was once a superyacht for wealthy owners there is also a double bed stateroom for couples who want a bit more privacy, but this is at a premium rate.

Now Blue Clipper is an adventure charter vessel, everyone is part of the guest crew regardless of which cabins you are in. When the ship is on passage there will be a watch system so everyone can take turns at sailing the ship or relaxing and sleeping. You don't have to be super strong, or have any sailing experience - just a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of health for offshore sailing. 

For sailing on Blue Clipper, you will be required to climb, unaided a steep ladder of over 2m to access the accommodation areas. 

If you are not sure what accommodation options are available for you or want a quote for the stateroom, please ring us on 0044 (0)1872 580022.

sea journey, GAP Year, ocean passage on Blue Clipper

 

Accommodation & Layout

Tall Ship Blue Clipper has extensive accommodation below decks and can accommodate up to 12 guest trainees on board, with 6 twin en-suite cabins, a luxury double cabin, large saloon areas which are beautifully decorated and maintained, a well-equipped galley and plenty of places to sit and relax on deck.

There is a large comfortable saloon area with a bar area to make tea and coffee. The saloon is on deck level with windows to both sides so you can enjoy the view without going outside on those wet days! Meals are served in the saloon and the onboard chef prepares 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and a three course evening meal. Drinks are available throughout the day, with alcoholic beverages available with evenings meals on a TAB system, this can be paid for at the end of the voyage or bar vouchers purchased before you join the ship. 

The saloon bar is open from 1700 to 2300 each day serving wine, beer and spirits. Blue Clipper and her wonderful crew can also make cocktails!

Please bear in mind that alcohol can affect stability and judgement, and exercise extreme cautions when moving around the ship after drinking. Each person is aware of their limits, and while we wish you to enjoy your time on board Blue Clipper it is extremely important not to endanger the safety of yourself or your crew mates through excessive drinking.

If you are planning to take part in a watch, please remember that you will be the eyes and ears of the ship and refrain from drinking in the four hours leading up to your watch time and while you are on watch. It is not possible to climb the rig after consuming alcohol.

Saloon on Blue Clipper
Saloon on Blue Clipper

Cabins

All guest cabins are twin, ensuite cabins with plenty of storage space, two spacious bunks (bunk bed style), a writing desk, bathroom with shower and toilet, air conditioning and heating, and are decorated and finished to a high standard. Each bed has a comfortable memory foam mattress, duvet and pillow. Each bunk has it's own reading light and all cabins have a porthole for natural light. 

There is also a luxury double suite, with large double bed, huge ensuite bathroom, seating area and plenty of storage space. 

Each cabin has heating/air conditioning available. This is controlled for the whole ship by the chief engineer. Each cabin has an individual thermostat on the wall so you can control the temperature.

All cabins have plug sockets for charging electrical devices. These are European 2 pin sockets. We ask that you do not leave items on charge when you are not in the cabin.

 

Blue Clipper two berth cabin en suite
Blue Clipper two berth cabin en suite

 

 

Blue Clipper Double Cabin
Blue Clipper Double Cabin

Ship Specification

Hammock on Blue Clipper crossing the Atlantic 2017
Hammock on Blue Clipper crossing the Atlantic 2017

· Class: B

· Year built: 1991

· Rig: 3 masted Gaff rigged Schooner

· Length overall: 141ft (43m)

Length on deck 105ft (32m)

· Beam: 26ft (8m)

· Draught: 13ft (4m)

· Height: 121ft (37m)

· Areas of operation: Worldwide

· Number of trainees: 16

· Number of permanent crew: 6

· Berth types: Twin Cabins, single bunks/One Double Cabin

 

Blue Clipper Captain Chris Rose is an experienced high latitude skipper
Captain Chris Rose with the professional crew

 Chris Rose - Captain of Blue Clipper

  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean 

  • Powerboat Instructor

  • STCW 95

  • Medical Care aboard Ship

  • Sea Survival Instructor

  • Before joining Maybe Sailing as Skipper of Blue Clipper, Chris was Skipper of Prolific, undertaking many Arctic expeditions.  An outdoor enthusiast and former teacher, Chris brings with him an abundance of knowledge and experience. 

Interests: Outdoor adventure activities, swimming, keeping fit, high latitude sailing.

Dislikes: Instant Coffee!!

Favourite Sandwich: Chip Butty!!

Current sailing grounds

Kit List for Blue Clipper

Becalmed mid ocean on Blue Clipper

 Included

  • Sailing Instruction 
  • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
  • All meals to include cooked breakfast, lunch, three course evening dinner and refreshments throughout the day.
  • Bed linen, duvet 

What is Not Included

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Towels
  • Travel to and from the start and end port
  • Optional trips or tours taken ashore unless otherwise stated
  • Alcoholic Beverages , but there is a TAB system onboard so you can purchase drinks from the bar. 

What to Bring

Warm and waterproof clothing is very important, as it can get very cold during sailing, especially at night, even in the summer. A waterproof and windproof jacket is recommended to help keep warm and dry. Waterproof rubber soled boots or shoes are also recommended to keep your feet dry and warm. It is a good idea to bring two pairs of shoes in case one gets wet!

Please remember that space on board is limited and pack accordingly. Pack comfortable and practical clothing for all weather circumstances, the key is layers!! It is recommended to pack in a soft bag that can be easily stored away as there is no room on board for suitcases. Electricity on board is European 2 pin sockets, please be sure to bring any adaptors you may need. 

LAUNDRY

We are able to do laundry on longer passages, depending on the sea conditions. If you would like to do laundry on board please speak to the hospitality manager or stewardess on board. The fee for laundry service is £5 per load. Please note that the ship's operators do not accept liability for damage to clothing caused by this service.

Passports, Visas and Insurance

If you voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

We have Third Party Liability Insurance and recommend all those sailing with us to take out relevant travel insurance to cover their voyage. 

Medical Conditions and Special Diets

Please inform us in advance of any medical conditions you have and medication which you might need to bring with you. If you have any special dietary requirements it is essential you inform us prior to your voyage. We will make every effort to cater for all diets with prior notice.

Personal Items

This is a list of the items we recommend you bring with you.

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wet weather clothing – water proof and windproof jacket
  • Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances (think layers!!)
  • Trainers or deck shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sea sickness medication
  • Personal medication
  • Book
  • Small torch (head torches are good!)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Log book (if you have one)
  • Valid passport (voyages outside the UK)
  • Travel insurance

Blue Clipper Reviews

Blue Clipper Deck View

Blue Clipper - Customer Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed the voyage with Steve, Emma and their crew. We were well looked after, the cabins were warm, the beds comfortable, the food was great. Particularly Emma was very keen to get us involved and to increase our boating/sailing knowledge. the hospitality was phenomenal. The boat is clearly well looked after and the crew function well as a team. they went out of their way to teach us Gaelic, Scottish songs (much appreciated!) and organise day trips on land. Victoria Janes (Guinness – Whisky TS Blue Clipper)

Just a quick note to say that myself and Marika really enjoyed our trip. The staff were amazing so please do pass on my thanks especially to Ezmay for her amazing food (although have gone up about two dress sizes in about a week!) and to the two Kats and Katie who really looked after us. The scenery was also out of this world. – Vicky Adnitt (Guinness – Whisky TS Blue Clipper)

Blue Clipper on the horizon

Thank you for providing one of the best experiences of my life. It was too short, guess I will need to do more voyages. - (J Whistler, 2018)

Best bits: Taking the helm and holding the ship to the wind as we ripped along. Working with ropes and being part of a team. (M Lewis)

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All Classic Sailing need from you is a completed booking form to start the process: We check availability, approve your booking form, and provisionally reserve a berth.  You place is confirmed and booking terms apply, only when you have paid the deposit. We strongly recommend you do not purchase flights or travel tickets until your voyage is fully confirmed.

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