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The beauty of clinker wooden boats

15/11 Reviews

Why a Boatbuilding Course during the Pandemic?

Many an amateur boat building project has been launched (or restarted) this year in sheds and garages across the land. Finally people have time

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Europa in Antarctica

20/08 Reviews

Comparing Three Very Different Barques

THE LONG READ: Comparing Three Sail Training Barques “Hands on Sailing” “Learn to sail a square rigger” “Challenging adventure at sea” “Adrenalin buzz aloft”

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HRH Princess Royal meets Johanna Lucretia

30/07 History

Royalty on Johanna Lucretia

Royalty on Johanna Lucretia – HRH The Princess Royal Welcomes Johanna Lucretia to the Fleet. The charity who recently purchased Johanna Lucretia were honored

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Morgenster in the Canary Islands

17/07 No Experience required

Q&A with the Captain – Secrets of the Canary Islands

An Interview with the Captain of Morgenster Island Hopping Sailing Holidays in the Canary Islands Tall ship Morgenster has a selection of 6 night

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Eda Frandsen with Skye mountains behind

04/06 Reviews

Why Our Vessels are the Experts for Sailing in Scotland

Sailing in Scotland – Our Credentials  Classic Sailing typically has 6 traditionally rigged sailing ships exploring the whole range of Scottish sailing waters every

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West Country Ports - Fowey is a favourite

02/04 Reviews

Skippers Choice – Favourite West Country Ports

Debbie’s Favourite West Country Harbours As a Classic Sailing skipper for 22 years, I have my favourite ports. They never fail to please me,

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stunning sandy beaches in outer hebrides

22/02 Reviews

Ten reasons you book with Classic Sailing

Why do you sail? It’s a question asked in our feedback form. From small to large ships, from day sails and short breaks to ocean

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launch day Santa Maria manuela 1937

25/01 History

Santa Maria Manuela – History of a deep sea fishing schooner

Santa Maria Manuela  was launched on May 10 1937, in Lisbon, Portugal. The ship was built in the CUF shipyard in 62 days, together

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sail in lofoten or less well known Norway

15/01 Reviews

Sail Norway – the forgotten Wilderness on your Doorstep

Classic Sailing staff have travelled to New Zealand, Patagonia, Tasmania and Greenland. In those distant parts we all succumbed to that nagging thought that

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Tropical adventures ashor on a tall ship Caribbean voyage

09/12 Reviews

Tropical Island Hopping on a Tall Ship

Best Opportunities to Explore Exotic Islands by Tall Ship Are you a Robinson Crusoe type looking for a winter break where you can can soak

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Agnes and Jolie Brise jostle for first place at last years Pilot Cutter revew

03/10 Festivals

The 13th Annual Pilot Cutter Review 2019

We are excited to announce that the 13th Annual Pilot Cutter Review will be running from the 23rd to the 26th May 2019. Make

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Oosterschelde off Cape Verdean mountains. Photo by Arthur Smeets

22/08 No Experience required

PHOTO DIARY: Christmas in Cape Verde – 12 days of island hopping & trade wind sailing on Oosterschelde

All I wanted was a tall ship, strong trade winds, hot sun and a destination virtually unknown to mass tourism.” Debbie Purser, Director &

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Current Voyages


Dublin to Falmouth


Thu 29-07-2021

Dublin, Ireland


Fri 06-08-2021

Falmouth, Cornwall

Maybe under sail




Morbihan to Calais


Sun 16-05-2021

Port Blanc, Morbihan, France


Thu 20-05-2021

Calais, France



Outdoor Girl

Try Dinghy Cruising & Wild camping


Sat 08-05-2021

St Mawes, Cornwall


Sun 09-05-2021

St Mawes, Cornwall

open boat sailing this summer in cornwall