Blue Clipper

Tall Ship Sailing around the Globe

History OF The Blue Clipper

Tall Ship Blue Clipper was built in 1991 at Feab Marstrandsverken in Sweden. In 1992 the famous brandy company Hennessey chartered Blue Clipper to celebrate the anniversary of the first delivery of cognac from France to Shanghai 120 years earlier. Painted white and with the name ‘Spirit of Hennessey’ Blue Clipper repeated this historic voyage. She has appeared in various TV programmes and TV commercials including the Trade Winds TV series starring Hugh Johnson. Following this, she went into private ownership and sailed in Mediterranean waters under a Maltese flag.

Maybe Sailing acquired the ship in 2016. After an extensive maintenance period the ship sailed to London to begin a 5 month tall ship Regatta, the 2017 Rendez-Vous. The ship was one of only four vessels to complete the whole race, travelling over 10,000 nautical miles visiting Portugal, the Canaries, Bermuda, USA, Canada and France. This Regatta was to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation. It was an extremely successful regatta for Blue Clipper and her crew, placing either 1st or 2nd in four of the five race legs.

2018 marked a new chapter for the vessel, as she was repainted Blue and travelled North once more to visit the Arctic before heading to the Caribbean for some winter sunshine.

2019 saw Blue Clipper returning to the UK, heading up to Iceland before crossing the North Sea to spend the summer in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, participating in the International Tall Ship Races and exploring the Kattergat and Skagerrak.

At the beginning of 2020 Blue Clipper returned across the Atlantic from her winter season in the Caribbean to whole new world of COVID-19. After a period of quarantine in Portugal Blue Clipper is undergoing refit.

2021 will see Blue Clipper make the journey across Biscay and up the West coast to spend the summer in the highlands and Hebridean Islands before heading north to the Orkneys and then back down the East coast.

About the ship

Blue Clipper is a three masted gaff rig schooner. This means that the sails are rigged to run from forward to aft along the length of the ship. There are 10 sails, with an area of 675m2. She has a steel hull and teak deck, steel masts and wooden booms/topmasts.

Below deck Blue Clipper has three main compartments. Furthest forward is the forepeak, with 4 trainee berths and 2 crew bunks. In midships we have the guest accommodation with 6 twin ensuite cabins and a family cabin for 4-6.  Furthest aft there is the crew quarters, with 4 twin cabins and shared bathroom. The engine room and lazarette are also located at the aft of the ship. At full capacity the ship can accommodate 30 people. The deckhouses are home to the galley, the saloon and the wheelhouse.

The ship usually sails with 8 crew, made up of experienced permanent crew and eager volunteers, wanting to put their sailing knowledge and experience to good use.

MealS

All meals are served in the saloon, and are included in the voyage cost. Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by our chef in the galley.

BEVERAGES

Tea and Coffee is available in the saloon. Alcoholic and fizzy drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

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.

When taking 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.

Merchandise

We have some great clothing items to purchase as a souvenir of your time with Blue Clipper. This can be purchased at the time of booking or you can purchase on board and pay for at the end of your voyage.

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 Maybe Sailing does not accept liability for damage to clothing caused by this service.

Voyages on Blue Clipper

Upcoming Itineraries

All our voyages are dependent on the COVID-19 situation and the local state regulations.

 VoyageStartEndEmbarkDisembarkShipBooking
Gems of the Inner Hebrides £1530
UK and Scotland
14 Apr '22 20 Apr '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Blue Clipper Traineeship 1
Blue Clipper Traineeship
20 Apr '22 17 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Explorer 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
22 Apr '22 28 Apr '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
April Hebridean Explorer 2022 £1275
UK and Scotland
30 Apr '22 5 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
May Hebridean Explorer 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
7 May '22 13 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Mid May Hebridean Explorer 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
15 May '22 21 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Islands Explorer 2022 £1750
UK and Scotland
23 May '22 30 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Outer Hebrides , Shiants and St Kilda 2022 £2205
UK and Scotland
1 Jun '22 10 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Mid June Hebridean Islands Explorer 2022 £1300
UK and Scotland
12 Jun '22 17 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Blue Clipper Traineeship 2 2022
Blue Clipper Traineeship
17 Jun '22 22 Aug '22 Oban, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Explorer 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
19 Jun '22 25 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing in the Hebrides 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
28 Jun '22 4 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Outer Hebrides Shiants and St Kilda 2022 £1960
UK and Scotland
6 Jul '22 14 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing in the Hebrides 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
16 Jul '22 22 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye and the Isle of Harris 2022 £1530
UK and Scotland
24 Jul '22 30 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye and the Isle of Harris Taster 2022
UK and Scotland
1 Aug '22 5 Aug '22 Mallaig, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye And The Outer Hebrides 2022
UK and Scotland
8 Aug '22 18 Aug '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperFully Booked
Skye And The Outer Hebrides 3 2022
UK and Scotland
20 Aug '22 30 Aug '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperFully Booked
Highland Voyage 2 2022
UK and Scotland
1 Sep '22 11 Sep '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperFully Booked
Hebrides Adventure 2 2022 £1300
UK and Scotland
13 Sep '22 18 Sep '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing Experience 2022 £2450
UK and Scotland
20 Sep '22 28 Sep '22 Ullapool, ScotlandNewcastle, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
East Coast Mile Builder 2022 £1750
UK and Scotland
30 Sep '22 7 Oct '22 Newcastle, UKFalmouth, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
Atlantic Crossing 2022
Ocean Crossings
8 Nov '22 10 Dec '22 Portimão, PortugalSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure 2022
Caribbean Sun
12 Dec '22 19 Dec '22 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean 2022-2023
Caribbean Sun
22 Dec '22 2 Jan '23 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure 2023
Caribbean Sun
4 Jan '23 14 Jan '23 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada to Antigua 2023
Caribbean Sun
16 Jan '23 26 Jan '23 St George’s, GrenadaFalmouth Harbour, AntiguaBlue ClipperBook Now
Antigua Adventure 2023
Caribbean Sun
28 Jan '23 3 Feb '23 Falmouth Harbour, AntiguaFalmouth Harbour, AntiguaBlue ClipperBook Now
Antigua Adventure 2023 (2)
Caribbean Sun
5 Feb '23 12 Feb '23 Falmouth Harbour, AntiguaFalmouth Harbour, AntiguaBlue ClipperBook Now
Antigua to Tortola, BVI 2023
Caribbean Sun
14 Feb '23 24 Feb '23 Falmouth Harbour, AntiguaRoad Town, Tortola, BVIBlue ClipperBook Now
BVI Adventure 2023 (1)
Caribbean Sun
27 Feb '23 6 Mar '23 Road Town, Tortola, BVIRoad Town, Tortola, BVIBlue ClipperBook Now
BVI Adventure 2023 (2)
Caribbean Sun
8 Mar '23 15 Mar '23 Road Town, Tortola, BVIRoad Town, Tortola, BVIBlue ClipperBook Now
BVI Adventure Adventure 2023 (3)
Caribbean Sun
17 Mar '23 23 Mar '23 Road Town, Tortola, BVIRoad Town, Tortola, BVIBlue ClipperBook Now
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I had an amazing time sailing on Blue Clipper. It was great to meet new people from all over the world and learn something new whilst being on holiday! The crew was fantastic and incredibly patient, knowledgeable and fun to be around! The food was fantastic and cooked by two very talented girls! It was a great experience and hopefully, I will be back soon to join another trip.

FIONA M.

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