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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.

 

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 included in the price of your voyage along with tea and coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, cake in the afternoon and Dinner are prepared by our lovely chef and served in the comfortable saloon. Alcoholic  drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

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 £10 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

To enquire about this voyage please click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below and you will be re-directed to our booking agent VentureSail Holidays where you can make an enquiry. VentureSail manage all our holiday voyages and the team at the office are available on 01872 487288 if you have any questions. 

  Voyage Start End Embark Disembark Ship Booking
Blue Clipper Traineeship 2 BC020624
Blue Clipper Traineeship
2 Jun '24 3 Aug '24 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Begun
BC110724 Sailing Skye and the Small Isles £1620
UK and Scotland
11 Jul '24 17 Jul '24 Mallaig, Scotland Mallaig, Scotland Blue Clipper Begun
BC190724 Sailing Skye and the Small Isles £2025
UK and Scotland
19 Jul '24 25 Jul '24 Mallaig, Scotland Mallaig, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC270724 Outer Hebrides and St Kilda £2345
UK and Scotland
27 Jul '24 3 Aug '24 Mallaig, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
Blue Clipper Traineeship 3 BC030824
Blue Clipper Traineeship
3 Aug '24 4 Oct '24 Oban, Scotland Portimão, Portugal Blue Clipper Book Now
West Coast Scotland to Cornwall
UK and Scotland
5 Aug '24 14 Aug '24 Oban, Scotland Falmouth, UK Blue Clipper Book Now
BC170824 Cornwall Sailing
UK and Scotland
17 Aug '24 22 Aug '24 Falmouth, UK Falmouth, UK Blue Clipper Book Now
BC240824 Falmouth to A Coruna
European Escapes
24 Aug '24 2 Sep '24 Falmouth, UK A Coruna, Spain Blue Clipper Book Now
BC040924 Spanish Coast and Atlantic Islands
European Escapes
4 Sep '24 11 Sep '24 A Coruna, Spain A Coruna, Spain Blue Clipper Book Now
BC130924 Spain and Portugal Coastal Sailing £2305
European Escapes
13 Sep '24 20 Sep '24 A Coruna, Spain Portimão, Portugal Blue Clipper Book Now
BC260924 Algarve, Andalucía and Cadiz £2305
European Escapes
26 Sep '24 3 Oct '24 Portimão, Portugal Portimão, Portugal Blue Clipper Book Now
Offshore Atlantic Crossing from Portugal to Barbados 2024 – Leg 1 and 2 combined
Ocean Crossings
4 Nov '24 16 Dec '24 Portimão, Portugal Bridgetown, Barbados Blue Clipper Book Now
Offshore Sailing from Portugal to Tenerife BC041124 – Leg 1
Ocean Crossings
4 Nov '24 13 Nov '24 Portimão, Portugal Santa Cruz, Tenerife Blue Clipper Book Now
Atlantic Crossing, Tenerife to Barbados 2024 – Leg 2
Ocean Crossings
17 Nov '24 16 Dec '24 Santa Cruz, Tenerife Bridgetown, Barbados Blue Clipper Book Now
Christmas voyage, Barbados – St Lucia BC201224
Caribbean Sun
20 Dec '24 27 Dec '24 Bridgetown, Barbados Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Blue Clipper Book Now
New Year Voyage St Lucia – St Lucia BC281224
Caribbean Sun
28 Dec '24 4 Jan '25 Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Blue Clipper Book Now
St Lucia Adventure BC070125
Caribbean Sun
7 Jan '25 14 Jan '25 Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Blue Clipper Fully Booked
St Lucia Adventure BC160125
Caribbean Sun
16 Jan '25 23 Jan '25 Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Blue Clipper Fully Booked
St Lucia Adventure BC250125
Caribbean Sun
25 Jan '25 1 Feb '25 Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Blue Clipper Book Now
Caribbean Explorer Saint Lucia – Antigua BC030225
Caribbean Sun
3 Feb '25 10 Feb '25 Soufrière, Saint Lucia, Jolly Harbour, Antigua Blue Clipper Book Now
Atlantic Crossing – Antigua – Azores BC150225 – Leg 1
Ocean Crossings
15 Feb '25 14 Mar '25 Jolly Harbour, Antigua Horta, Azores Blue Clipper Book Now
Horta, Azores to CasCais, Portugal BC180325 – Leg 2
Ocean Crossings
18 Mar '25 27 Mar '25 Horta, Azores Cascais, Portugal Blue Clipper Book Now
BC230525 Classic Sailing Bank Holiday Taster Voyage £869.20
UK and Scotland
23 May '25 26 May '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC280525 Outer Hebrides and St Kilda £2485.70
UK and Scotland
28 May '25 4 Jun '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC060625 Sailing in the Hebrides £1823.20
UK and Scotland
6 Jun '25 11 Jun '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC130625 Classic Sailing Taster Weekend From Oban
UK and Scotland
13 Jun '25 16 Jun '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC180625 Outer Hebrides and St Kilda £2480
UK and Scotland
18 Jun '25 25 Jun '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC270625 Sailing in the Hebrides £1820
UK and Scotland
27 Jun '25 2 Jul '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC040725 Sailing in the Hebrides £1820
UK and Scotland
4 Jul '25 9 Jul '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC110725 Sailing in the Hebrides £2140
UK and Scotland
11 Jul '25 17 Jul '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
BC030825 Sailing in the Hebrides £1823.20
UK and Scotland
3 Aug '25 8 Aug '25 Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland Blue Clipper Book Now
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It was a terrific week on the beautiful Blue Clipper.
Julie Macnab – TS Blue Clipper August 2021

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