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Island hop through the Windward and Leeward Islands to St Martin

14 tropical nights and sun blessed days sailing in the Caribbean. This is much more of a sea journey with a sense of purpose than the Grenada - Grenada voyages, Learn to sail a gaff schooner whilst sailing up the Caribbean Island chain through both the Windward Isles and Leeward Isles. Plenty of island anchorages to choose from and schooner Blue Clipper has sit on kayaks, spare diving masks and stand up paddleboards to try too. 

Embark
Thu, 25-02-2021 - 14:00
St George's, Grenada
Disembark
Thu, 11-03-2021 - 10:00
St Martin- St Maarten
Duration
14 Nights
Vessel
Blue Clipper
Voyage No.
BC250221

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Blue Clipper - Sail up the Caribbean Island Chain - Explore Windward and Leeward Islands

Adventure Afloat - Explore Ashore

Sail up the Caribbean Island chain from Grenada - the Spice Island and gain a proper sailors tan. Its a shared adventure with guest and professional crew sailing the ship and exploring ashore. No experience is needed but you will be a proper blue water sailor by the time you reach St Martin. A 13 day nautical adventure and a sense of proper sea journeying under deep blue skies. Blue Clipper is a British run sail training ship and three masted schooner with gaff sails and traditional rigging so there is plenty to learn on board. This is her third season exploring the Caribbean so she can show you some of her favourite anchorages in both the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands, as well as pioneer some new discoveries.. 

Blue Clipper will be your floating home for the duration calling into spectacular remote anchorages and bays where you can swim, snorkel, kayak and paddle board from the ship. Between these spectacular islands the sailing grounds are ideal for cruising and combining day sailing with longer passages to experience some night sailing under the beautiful Caribbean starry night sky.

There is a maximum of 18 guests on board a 144ft vessel and Blue Clipper has everything from yoga mats to kayak, SUP (stand up paddleboards), ships boats for you to make the most of every island stop.

 

    Caribbean sunsets and Blue Clipper on the Horizon
    Blue Clipper Atlantic Crossing by Valery Vasilevskyi

    VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Explore Grenada, St Vincent & the Grenadines
    • French Caribbean, Martinique & Guadeloupe are on route
    • Sail up through the sailing mecca of Antigua, St Kits & Nevis
    • Secluded Bays and Remote Anchorages
    • Kayaks,Stand Up paddleboards, snorkels and masks on board
    • White Sand Beaches and Caribbean Islands
    • 500 mile sailing journey with time to explore
    • Opportunity for some night sailing. 
    • Soaking up the local culture 
    • The very best way to explore these islands. 

     

    FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

    The curve of islands offers so many tempting stops between Grenada in the South and St Martin's in the North, it is hard to imagine ever reaching your destination, or wanting it to end. Blue Clipper has 500 miles of tropical and trade wind sailing to cover in 13 days which leaves a decent time to explore, especially if you sail under the stars too. The mix of sailing with a cool breeze in your hair, watersports at anchor and tropical adventures ashore will be a great winter sun holiday, but the ship cannot stop at every island we mention and it is impossible to predict the likely route if you are to take advantage of the best wind angles.

    On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described below, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience. The reality is the skipper will discuss possible routes each day with the whole crew, and even daily plans are flexible.

    Grenada - Spice Islands, Rum & Chocolate

    The voyage begins in St George's, Grenada often referred to as the sun-soaked "Spice Isle", this laid back tropical Island has a number of soft sand beaches. Inland, mountains, waterfalls, rainforests, chocolate and rum factories are definitely worth exploring It is worth spending a day or two before your voyage to explore the charm of the old building, interesting shops, cafes and busy streets. 

    Blue Clipper
    Blue Clipper

    St Vincent and the Grenadines

    St Vincent and the Grenadines islands are arguably the prettiest chain in the Caribbean islands, they include the main island of St Vincent and a chain of smaller islands which are often only accessible by sea. This means you will be experiencing proper Caribbean culture away from the main tourist drags and often find yourselves in remote and secluded bays and anchorages. 

    Blue Clipper

    Blue Clipper Crew love Bequia

    Some of the likely islands that you might stop at include the beautiful but small island of Bequia with its sense of real Caribbean vibrancy, colour, music and culture. Grenada and the Underwater Sculpture Park. Carriacou with its coral reefs and clear shallow waters. Canouan is among some of the smaller islands which are less known, but all beautiful. 

    Where you go and which islands you will stop at, how far you will sail, if you will do any night sailing will all be decided through a group discussion at the beginning of the voyage. The skippers decision will be final however and obviously the wind conditions will be play a key part in any plans. 

    Blue Clipper carries kayaks, snorkels, yoga mats, stand up paddle boards and ship's tenders making it very easy to swim from the ship and use the ship's toys ashore. 

    Becky in UK Classic Sailing office sailed here on Blue Clipper last winter with her brother. Ring her for a chat on 0044 (0)1872 580022 and she will explain why this is her favourite island.

    Under Water Sculpture gardens
    Under Water Sculpture gardens

    LEEWARD ISLANDS - ANTIGUA CLASSIC

    If you talk to yacht sailors about the Caribbean, Antigua generally crops up in conversation. A mecca for super yachts and ocean wandering boats, this island is blessed with 365 beaches, coral reefs, numerous anchorages and two of the best natural harbours in the Caribbean. In total contrast nearby Barbuda is a low lying 'Robinson Crusoe like island with shallow seas, frigate birds and whit beaches for miles.

    St Kitts and Nevis are sophisticated Caribbean islands and Monserratt has a smoking volcano to keep you on your toes.

    Blue Clipper is heading for the island of St Martin/ St Maarten. Marigot is on the French half of the island and the airport is on the Dutch side of the island which is known as St Maarten. The taxis flit between the two sides. What they have in common are stunning white sand beaches and a lot of rebuilding of once stunning colonial architecture to do after the hurricane damage a few years ago. 

    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Pirates of the Caribbean. Photo Pixabay

    WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

    On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her.

    HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

    Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail.

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

    We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.

    AGILITY & FITNESS

    Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01872 58 00 22 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Skipper & professional crew
    • Personal Safety Equipment
    • Sailing Instruction
    • All meals, snacks and refreshments
    • Port and landing fees
    • Linen and duvets
    • Third Party liability insurance

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    • Travel to Joining Port
    • Travel from end port
    • Alcoholic Drinks
    • Towels
    • Waterproofs

     

     

    St George's, Grenada

    Latest port updates

    The exact location in St George's, Grenada will not be known until closer to the time. Make sure you make a note of the ship's phone number from your booking confirmation - or use the ship's tracker to help locate the ship.

    How to get here

    Air & transfers

    Grenada is accessible from major international cities including Miami, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, and the Caribbean. International flights stop at Maurice Bishop International Airport.

    • JetBlue Airways operates a daily non-stop service from JFK, New York.
    • American Airlines operates a daily non-stop service from Miami.
    • Delta Air Lines operates a weekly non-stop service from Atlanta
    • Caribbean Airlines: Toronto connecting through Trinidad
    • British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer twice-weekly direct flights from London, Gatwick Airport.
    • Air Canada Vacations operates a twice-weekly non-stop service from Toronto to Grenada.
    • Condor operates a non-stop weekly flight from Frankfurt Germany to Grenada in the Winter season.

    TAXI TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO ST GEORGE’S

    You can take a taxi from the airport to St George’s for around 10 USD.

    Grenada Airport Taxi Association 473 415 -8977

    Progressive Airport Taxi Union  473 407-0109

    Both located outside exit of Arrivals area

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    Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

    Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

    Your travel responsibilities

    Passports and Visas***

    *** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

    To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

    If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

    Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

    Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

    Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

    UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

    Travel Insurance

    It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

    Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

    St Martin / St Maarten

    Latest port updates

    The tiny French-Dutch island of Saint-Martin, covering just 88km², is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is renowned for its friendly welcome! The international airport is in the Dutch half of the island known as Sint Maarten. Ports like Marigot are on the French side to the North.

    Much more than a beach lovers paradise, the island of St Martin with natural, cultural and amazingly friendly locals. Thanks to its climate and untouched natural heritage, the island offers unparrelleled year-round watersports and outdoor activity.

    St Martin has its own unique identity, making it the perfect sunshine getaway to start or end a voyage. You will also find that the people of Saint Martin – fiercely proud of their "Friendly Island", reputation – are very helpful.

    Joining Blue Clipper in 2019 - the boat will plan to be anchored in Marigot Bay however its exact location will be open to change due to the port authorities. 

    How to get here

    By Road & Parking

    St. Martin’s road system essentially comprises a ring road that skirts the island’s coastline and smaller roads linking the built-up areas.
    The courtesy of St. Martin’s road users is much fabled, and it is customary here for drivers to use their horn to greet others. In spite of the odd traffic jam in the high tourist season due to the island’s inadequate infrastructure, driving on St. Martin is relatively stress-free drive.

    Getting around by taxi

    Taxis do not have meters but charge according to a fixed fee, and that some taxis, especially those on the Dutch side, only accept US Dollars.

    Taxis leave from outside Grand Case Regional Airport, the ferry terminal on Marigot waterfront (French side) and Princess Juliana International Airport (Dutch side).

    Mini bus services

    Group taxis (minibuses) cover most areas of the island. There is no fixed time table however there are dedicated bus stops. Simply wait at of the bus stop and raise your hand to alert the driver when a minibus arrives. Buses generally accept Euros and US dollars.

    Renting a car or motorcycle/scooter on St. Martin

    its a great way to see the island but drivers must hold a French or international driving licence, which covers them across the territory.

    Air & transfers

    Air France, Air Caribes and Corsairfly offer daily scheduled flights to St Maartin from Paris Charles de Gaulle or Orly. Flying time for direct flights is around 8 hours 45 minutes. Flights stopping in Guadeloupe bring the flight time to 11 hours.

    KLM  and TUI netherlands has direct flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam (Netherlands). With a flight time on approximately 8 hours they take off and land at Princess Juliana Aiprort on the Durch Side. 

    American Airlines, United airlines, Continental airlines, Delta airlines, JetBlue allow you flights from the United States to St Martin

     

    Places to stay, Things to do, Travel companions

    Classic Sailing invites to a private facebook group where you can connect with other sailors who have booked with us. If you want to find a travel companion or share ideas on accommodation options before your trip, then posting a request on this is this is a safer option than our public facebook page. (due to data protection laws we cannot pass on contact details for other sailors on your trip directly)

    Your travel responsibilities

    Passports and Visas***

    *** “Classic Sailing cannot cover every possible visa scenario as customers may have dual nationality, or be working or living in a country different from their passport nationality.

    To avoid any last-minute stress, we advise you to contact the local embassies of the countries you will be visiting in your country to find out which travel documents you need. Please start early, obtaining a visa can take some time. It is your responsibility to have the right travel documents for all countries you visit during your stay on board.

    If you plan to travel onto other destinations please check you have a right to stay in the country too as you may be classed as arriving in a country as ‘yacht sailors in transit’ and not have same rights as a tourist.

    Even if you don’t need a visa, please check your passport expiry date is sufficient for country entry requirements.”***

    Travel, Health, Vaccinations and Safety

    Security for tourists in certain countries, regions or cities can change rapidly. Please check with your own Government Foreign Office for their latest advice for travellers.

    UK travellers check under specific destination at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    Likewise we suggest you check if there are any recommended or required vaccinations well before departure as some take more than one jab. For UK travellers check out ‘Fit for Travel’ http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations

    Travel Insurance

    It is compulsory that you have travel insurance to sail on any of our voyages, but you do not have to buy the insurance from us. If you purchase your own please make sure it covers sailing as an activity, and racing if you are racing crew. Most our voyages sail further than 3 miles from the shore so check that you will be covered sailing outside territorial waters.

    Classic Sailing recommend Topsail Insurance http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/travel-insurance They have policies designed for sailing crew on yachts or tall ships, whether you want an annual policy or a single trip. These are suitable for UK based sailors but the page also has links to alternative companies and recommended insurance companies for non UK citizens.

    Kit List for Blue Clipper

    Becalmed mid ocean on Blue Clipper

     Included

    • Sailing Instruction 
    • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
    • All meals to include cooked breakfast, lunch, two course evening dinner and refreshments throughout the day.
    • Bed linen, duvet 

    What is Not Included

    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Towels
    • Travel to and from the start and end port
    • Optional trips or tours taken ashore unless otherwise stated
    • Alcoholic Beverages , but there is a TAB system onboard so you can purchase drinks from the bar. 

    What to Bring

    In Europe, on transatlantic trips or in the Arctic warm and waterproof clothing is very important, as it can get very cold during sailing, especially at night, even in the summer. A waterproof and windproof jacket is recommended to help keep warm and dry. Waterproof rubber soled boots or shoes are also recommended to keep your feet dry and warm. It is a good idea to bring two pairs of shoes in case one gets wet!

    In the Caribbean or on ocean passages in the tropics, then a lighter waterproof jacket should be fine. Waterproof trousers are probably not needed if you have several pairs of shorts. You can get occasional torrential rain in the Caribbean but it is short lived and clothes dry quickly (if it is only rain water on them and not a large dollop of salt water). 

    Please remember that space on board is limited and pack accordingly. Pack comfortable and practical clothing for all weather circumstances, the key is layers!! It is recommended to pack in a soft bag that can be easily stored away as there is no room on board for suitcases. Electricity on board is European 2 pin sockets, please be sure to bring any adaptors you may need. 

    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 the ship's operators do not accept liability for damage to clothing caused by this service.

    Passports, Visas and Insurance

    If you voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

    We have Third Party Liability Insurance and recommend all those sailing with us to take out relevant travel insurance to cover their voyage. 

    Medical Conditions and Special Diets

    Please inform us in advance of any medical conditions you have and medication which you might need to bring with you. If you have any special dietary requirements it is essential you inform us prior to your voyage. We will make every effort to cater for all diets with prior notice.

    Personal Items

    This is a list of the items we recommend you bring with you.

    • Warm hat and gloves (or sun hat and very good sunglasses for Caribbean)
    • Wet weather clothing – waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers for Europe.  (Caribbean - a waterproof jacket for occasional tropical downpours)
    • Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances (think layers for Europe or cotton for tropics)
    • In Caribbean you might need long sleeves and trousers against sunburn or mosquitos ashore in evening (or a good repellant).
    • Trainers or deck shoes (2 pairs handy if not bringing boots)
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Sun cream
    • Sunglasses
    • Sea sickness medication
    • Personal medication
    • Book
    • Small torch (head torches are good!)
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Log book (if you have one)
    • Valid passport (voyages outside the UK)
    • Travel insurance
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    Blue Clipper Reviews

    Blue Clipper

    Blue Clipper - Customer Comments

    Excellent!

    What did you think of the safety briefing?

    Excellent

     

    What did you think of the accommodation onboard?

    Excellent

     

    Did you have enough personal attention?

    Excellent

     

    Did you think of the Captain/Skipper and the paid crew?

    Excellent

     

    What did you think of the food quality?

    Excellent

     

    How was the sailing?

    Just right

     

    Did you have any rough weather?

    Some

     

    Did you feel the voyage had?

    A good mix of sailing and ashore.

     

    What was the best bit?

    The first 2 days in F 5-6 & getting 12 knots in parts

     

    What was the worst bit?

    I can't think of any worst bits, it was all brilliant

     

    Why do you sail? It really helps us to know your specific reasons.

    It's just great fun

     

    Any other comments

    Looking forward to another trip sometime

    By Dave 

    More Adventurous than Visiting Tourist Traps

    What did you think of the safety briefing?

    Excellent

     

    What did you think of the accommodation onboard?

    Excellent

     

    Did you have enough personal attention?

    Excellent

     

    Did you think of the Captain/Skipper and the paid crew?

    Excellent

     

    What did you think of the food quality?

    Excellent

     

    How was the sailing?

    Just right

     

    Did you have any rough weather?

    Some

     

    Did you feel the voyage had?

    A good mix of sailing and ashore.

     

    What was the best bit?

    Seeing whales, exploring the tiny fishing towns of northern Iceland or visiting the Faroes

     

    What was the worst bit?

    Got a tad seasick

     

    Why do you sail? It really helps us to know your specific reasons.

    I enjoy doing something a bit different and more adventurous than the usual tourist traps when I'm travelling

    Thanks Charlotte B for the feedback! Summer 2019

     

    Guest Photo feedback from Liverpool to Ullapool trip 2019
    Shiant Islands

    What was the best bit?

    The views generally, but views of Scottish islands in the sun and /or covered in dramatic clouds were spectacular. The Shiant islands were an amazing place to stop and get off the boat (careful not to disturb the birds though). Another highlight was dolphins swimming alongside. The crew were wonderful.

     

    What was the worst bit?

    Finishing the voyage and heading home. - voyage feedback from Liverpool to Ullapool 2019

    Scottish Islands
    Spotting an Orca!

    Over the first couple of days we got to go out onto the bowsprit with a member of the crew. It was wonderful to sit there and watch the sea stretch for miles ahead, and see the whole boat behind us. The best bit came a few days later when I got to go out on the bowsprit again but this time to help bring down some sails. The seas were a little choppier this time round, but wrestling the jibs against the winds was truly exhilarating!

    Best bit? Spotting an Orca on the 4am watch, off the coast of Ireland. Plenty of dolphins, and my first great skua. The last day was a fantastic sail, beautiful weather, perfect conditions, (we had an awful lot of rain) The crew were super; friendly, supportive, good fun, and professional. They obviously get on well together, which makes a huge difference. They were particularly helpful in an unobtrusive way, bearing in mind that I have one arm. I can't praise them highly enough - guest crew from Liverpool to Scotland 2019. 

    Remote Islands

    I sailed this time because I never had and wanted to try something new. When I was 11 I had read Swallows and Amazons and had become a little obsessed with the idea of sailing, but I couldn't sail then. So part of me wanted to give my 11 year old self a gift! I will be sailing more now that I've experienced it. In particular I enjoyed the large amounts of learning on board the vessel. I loved learning about knots, the weather, the stars, course plotting, the different lines and sails. I also like the idea of visiting remote islands, and sailing seems like a good way to do that over the next couple of years. Visiting the Pacific Islands would be particularly exciting! Ludo T 30 March 2019

    Guiness - Whisky

    I thoroughly enjoyed the voyage with Steve, Emma and their crew. We were well looked after, the cabins were warm, the beds comfortable, the food was great. Particularly Emma was very keen to get us involved and to increase our boating/sailing knowledge. the hospitality was phenomenal. The boat is clearly well looked after and the crew function well as a team. they went out of their way to teach us Gaelic, Scottish songs (much appreciated!) and organise day trips on land. Victoria Janes (Guinness – Whisky TS Blue Clipper)

    Crew were amazing!

    Just a quick note to say that myself and Marika really enjoyed our trip. The staff were amazing so please do pass on my thanks especially to Ezmay for her amazing food (although have gone up about two dress sizes in about a week!) and to the two Kats and Katie who really looked after us. The scenery was also out of this world. – Vicky Adnitt (Guinness – Whisky TS Blue Clipper)

    Blue Clipper on the horizon

    Thank you for providing one of the best experiences of my life. It was too short, guess I will need to do more voyages. - (J Whistler, 2018)

    Best bits: Taking the helm and holding the ship to the wind as we ripped along. Working with ropes and being part of a team. (M Lewis)

     

    What was the best bit?

    It's hard to choose one best part as it was a wonderful trip with a lovely crew. But if pushed I would say going out on the bow sprit with the sun shining and the turquoise sea below my feet - definitely the best place be when sailing.

    What was the worst bit?

    Discovering for the first time in my life that I do actually suffer from seasickness. Boooo

    Why do you sail?

    I sail primarily to see the world in a different way, to slow down and arrive in ports they way they are intended to be seen. I like going to parts of the world not primarily to sit around, but to be active and for the journey to be as important (or more important) than the destination. And to sail tallships is always to be smug about arriving on the best vessel in the bay :)" - Jan B - Caribbean voyage

    Blue Clipper in the sunset by Jan Broderick - Guest crew in the Caribbean
    Blue Clipper in the sunset by Jan Broderick - Guest crew in the Caribbean
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    Itinerary

    On a sailing voyage, we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her.

    Visas and Vaccinations

    Classic sailing is unable to be an expert for advice on visas and vaccinations for customers traveling outside their own country.

    Please seek advice relating to your nationality traveling to the countries of your voyage from the country you will be setting off from and returning to.

    Passports

    In most instances, you will need a passport that expires six months or more after your return to your home country.

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