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Travel Insurance and Coronavirus

Classic Sailing is not a travel insurance provider and we are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to advise on any insurance. 

Coronavirus and Government responses to it is a constantly evolving situation at the moment. If you are booking a holiday or have already bought a travel insurance, we strongly urge you to speak to them. They are the experts. Your existing policy might not cover everything you want it to cover in every possible Coronavirus scenario, but there are still many clauses and compensation options which could help you.

For example You might have to go home to look after a relative, or be recalled as a member of the armed forces or medical profession for a home crisis. If you do get sick whilst on holiday it is vital your have cover for medical expenses and having to say in hospital or quarantine.  

Good reasons for Travel Insurance.

It is with good reasons that we highly recommend that you 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 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. unless it is Covid-19 related and meets the Terms and Conditions of the vessel your are sailing on.

When traveling in your home waters it still makes sense to have travel insurance.  Apart from the usual loss of baggage, cancellation though illness of yourself or close relative there are important reasons.


For UK and EU Citizens try:

Topsail 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

Topsail Travel Insurance
Topsail Travel Insurance



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

Travel Insure:

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 (



Adequate travel insurance is a condition for many voyages, please check your vessel Terms and Conditions. You should 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.