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. 

 VoyageStartEndEmbarkDisembarkShipBooking
Blue Clipper Traineeship 1 BC290323
Blue Clipper Traineeship
29 Mar '23 30 May '23 Portimão, PortugalOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Ocean Mile Builder 2023 BC310323
Ocean Crossings
31 Mar '23 17 Apr '23 Portimão, PortugalOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC210423 Sailing in the Hebrides £1490
UK and Scotland
21 Apr '23 26 Apr '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC280423 Sailing in the Hebrides £1490
UK and Scotland
28 Apr '23 3 May '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC050523 Sailing in the Hebrides £1090
UK and Scotland
5 May '23 9 May '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC110523 Sailing in the Hebrides £1760
UK and Scotland
11 May '23 17 May '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC210523 Sailing in the Hebrides £2545
UK and Scotland
21 May '23 30 May '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Blue Clipper Traineeship 2 BC010623
Blue Clipper Traineeship
1 Jun '23 3 Aug '23 Oban, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC020623 Outer Hebrides , Shiants and St Kilda £2545
UK and Scotland
2 Jun '23 11 Jun '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC130623 Sailing Taster Mull £870
UK and Scotland
13 Jun '23 16 Jun '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC180623 Outer Hebrides , Shiants and St Kilda £2545
UK and Scotland
18 Jun '23 27 Jun '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC300623 Sailing in the Hebrides £1490
UK and Scotland
30 Jun '23 5 Jul '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC070723 Outer Hebrides , Shiants and St Kilda £2545
UK and Scotland
7 Jul '23 16 Jul '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC180723 Sailing in the Hebrides £1490
UK and Scotland
18 Jul '23 23 Jul '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC250723 Sailing in the Hebrides £1490
UK and Scotland
25 Jul '23 30 Jul '23 Oban, ScotlandOban, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
Blue Clipper Traineeship 3 BC030823
Blue Clipper Traineeship
3 Aug '23 29 Sep '23 Mallaig, ScotlandFalmouth, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
BC030823 Sailing Skye and the Small Isles £1490
UK and Scotland
3 Aug '23 8 Aug '23 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC100823 Sailing Skye and the Small Isles £1760
UK and Scotland
10 Aug '23 16 Aug '23 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC180823 Sailing Skye and the Small Isles £1760
UK and Scotland
18 Aug '23 24 Aug '23 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC260823 The Small Isles & West Coast £1090
UK and Scotland
26 Aug '23 30 Aug '23 Mallaig, ScotlandMallaig, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC010923 Skye and The Small Isles Taster £890
UK and Scotland
1 Sep '23 4 Sep '23 Mallaig, ScotlandUllapool, ScotlandBlue ClipperBook Now
BC060923 Orkney Expedition £2190
UK and Scotland
6 Sep '23 15 Sep '23 Ullapool, ScotlandNewcastle, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
BC180923 East Coast Sailing Adventure £2190
UK and Scotland
18 Sep '23 27 Sep '23 Newcastle, UKFalmouth, UKBlue ClipperBook Now
Atlantic Crossing 2023
Ocean Crossings
8 Nov '23 10 Dec '23 Portimão, PortugalSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure 2023
Caribbean Sun
13 Dec '23 20 Dec '23 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean 2023-2024
Caribbean Sun
22 Dec '23 2 Jan '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada -Grenada BC050124
Caribbean Sun
5 Jan '24 14 Jan '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure BC160124
Caribbean Sun
16 Jan '24 26 Jan '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Caribbean Explorer Grenada BC280124
Caribbean Sun
28 Jan '24 4 Feb '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada – Grenada BC060224
Caribbean Sun
6 Feb '24 16 Feb '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure BC180224
Caribbean Sun
18 Feb '24 25 Feb '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada – Grenada BC270224
Caribbean Sun
27 Feb '24 8 Mar '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Grenada Adventure BC100324
Caribbean Sun
10 Mar '24 17 Mar '24 St George’s, GrenadaSt George’s, GrenadaBlue ClipperBook Now
Atlantic Crossing Grenada to Oban 2024
Ocean Crossings
20 Mar '24 24 Apr '24 St George’s, BermudaOban, ScotlandBlue 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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