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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance helps more than just yourself.

It is with good reason that we require you to have adequate travel insurance. Taken out once you booking has been paid for, you will be better prepared for any cancellation you may have to make. We recommend that you ensure that your travel insurance covers the eventualities described in the terms and conditions for your vessel. 

The voyages you book with Classic Sailing are the income that keeps the ships alive and the heritage afloat. If you cancel voyages once they have been confirmed, in most cases they cannot be refunded or transferred to a later date. 

Traveling in your home waters still requires insurance.

Apart from the usual loss of baggage, cancellation though illness of yourself or close relative there are important reasons.

It may be that you need medical attention ashore and that to achieve this for you the vessel you are sailing on has to assist you ashore with the ships professional crew. Incurring expenditure and potentially disrupting other people’s sailing adventures. 

For UK and EU Citizens try:

Link to Topsail Insurance.


Topsail Travel Insurance

Topsail Insurance offer a range of travel insurance products, designed with sailing trips in mind. Find out more here and choose the right policy for you




For Australian Citizens try: 

Topsail insurance also have an Australian office: 

 Australian Topsail Insurance

For US and Canadian Citizens try:

For US and Canadian citizens, try

World Nomads: Covermore ( Travelguard (

Yachting/Tall Ship Travel Insurance is required except for day sails.

If you have made alternative arrangements it is very important that you ensure that all policies cover a reasonable yachting/tall Ship travel policy would cover.


Other Insurance Companies:

Bishops Skinner - 01245 291167 (

JS Insurance - 01273 773017 ( - Insurance for sailing outside of coastal waters available only over the phone.



Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us for all voyages except for day sails. You must take out a policy of insurance in order to cover you and your party for sailing on traditional boats and tall ships in territorial or international waters as appropriate: against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; and other expenses.

If you fail to travel with adequate yachting/tall ship travel insurance cover we will not be liable for any losses in respect of which reasonable yachting/tall ship travel insurance cover would otherwise have been available.


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