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 £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

 VoyageStartEndEmbarkDisembarkShipBooking
Gems of the Inner Hebrides £1607
UK and Scotland
14 Apr '22 20 Apr '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Explorer £1607
UK and Scotland
22 Apr '22 28 Apr '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
April Hebridean Explorer £1365
UK and Scotland
30 Apr '22 5 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
May Hebridean Explorer £1607
UK and Scotland
7 May '22 13 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Mid May Hebridean Explorer £1607
UK and Scotland
15 May '22 21 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Islands Explorer £1838
UK and Scotland
23 May '22 30 May '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Outer Hebrides , Shiants and St Kilda £2315
UK and Scotland
1 Jun '22 10 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Mid June Hebridean Islands Explorer £1365
UK and Scotland
12 Jun '22 17 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Hebridean Explorer £1607
UK and Scotland
19 Jun '22 25 Jun '22 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing in the Hebrides £1607
UK and Scotland
28 Jun '22 4 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Outer Hebrides Shiants and St Kilda £2058
UK and Scotland
6 Jul '22 14 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing in the Hebrides £1607
UK and Scotland
16 Jul '22 22 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye and the Isle of Harris £1607
UK and Scotland
24 Jul '22 30 Jul '22 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye and the Isle of Harris Taster £1092
UK and Scotland
1 Aug '22 5 Aug '22 Mallaig, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Skye And The Outer Hebrides
UK and Scotland
8 Aug '22 18 Aug '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperFully Booked
Skye And The Outer Hebrides 3
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 £1365
UK and Scotland
13 Sep '22 18 Sep '22 Ullapool, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Sailing Experience £2058
UK and Scotland
20 Sep '22 28 Sep '22 Ullapool, ScotlandNewcastle, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
East Coast Mile Builder £1838
UK and Scotland
30 Sep '22 7 Oct '22 Newcastle, UKFalmouth, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
Biscay Crossing To Spain £2625
Ocean Crossings
9 Oct '22 19 Oct '22 Falmouth, UKPortimão, PortugalBlue ClipperBook Now
Atlantic Crossing
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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It was a terrific week on the beautiful Blue Clipper.
Julie Macnab – TS Blue Clipper August 2021

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