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An Irish Sea Adventure aboard Tallship Phoenix: Escape the Isle of Man TT!

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Mon 05-06-2023, 16:00Douglas, Isle of Man Fri 09-06-2023, 10:00Douglas, Isle of Man Phoenix 4 NightsPX050623

Join Phoenix for a four-day tall ship sailing experience. Head out of Douglas, escaping the chaos of the TT motorbike racing, and sail out into the Irish Sea. Part of the adventure is going where the wind takes you!

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  • Isle of Man locals who want to escape the madness of the TT, or anyone else who wants to use this beautiful island as a springboard for adventure!
  • Gaining more experience in varied sailing grounds, or trying out traditional sailing for the first time
    • A fantastic mixture of both coastal and offshore sailing


      Sailing Areas New Zealand
      Vessel type / Rig 2 Masted Brig
      Guest Berths 10
      Beam 7.2m (23.5ft)
      Draft 2.5m (8.2ft)
      Overall Length 34m (112ft)
      Tonnage 80 GT
      Year Built 1929
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      Voyage Description


      • Escape the chaos of the Isle of Man TT Race!
      • Potential overnight stays in Ireland, Scotland or Strangford Lough
      • Gain experience in traditional sailing
      • Learn the ropes with a friendly and welcoming crew
      Sailing brig tallship Phoenix under full sail against a blue sky. Adventure sailing holidays with classic sailing
      Enjoy a short but epic taster voyage on phoenix


      Four Day Tall Ship Taster Voyage

      Join Phoenix for a four day tall ship sailing experience. Heading out of Douglas, you’ll strike out into the Irish Sea to Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales depending on the wind direction and weather conditions. This voyage is a great opportunity to gain experience sailing a traditional tall ship in the beautiful and rugged sailing area of the Irish Sea. 

      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.


      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.


      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.


      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 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better. 



      • Skipper & professional crew
      • Sailing instruction
      • All meals on board
      • Refreshments throughout the day
      • Port and landing fees 
      • Bedding 


      • Travel to and from ports
      • Alcohol 
      • Towels
      • Waterproofs
      • Personal travel insurance
      isle of man - Maybe sailing


      Start & End Port

      Douglas, Isle of Man

      Kit List


      • Sailing Instruction
      • Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
      • All meals on board & refreshments throughout the day
      • Soft drinks on board
      • Bed linen, duvet, pillows
      • A real adventure!

      What is not included

      • Toiletries
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Towels
      • Wellie boots
      • Waterproof jackets & trousers 

      What to Bring

      Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No hard suitcases please!

      Phoenix does not provide waterproof jacket and trousers to guest sailors, so please bring a properly waterproof jacket and trousers on all voyages. These don't have to be expensive sailing oilskins, walking and cycling waterproofs are usually adequate and much lighter to pack, so there really is no need to buy a coastal sailing jacket (unless you really want an excuse to invest in your future sailing). If you need any advice, or lack of a jacket is preventing you participating, contact Classic Sailing.

      • Proof of Covid 19 vaccination dates & status (See our terms & conditions: Basically to be safe for all guests and crew in a confined space we ask that you keep your covid vaccination status up to date with appropriate boosters. All crew and volunteers will be expected to be vaccinated too). This is especially important for any trips outside UK waters.
      • Passport for European or Ireland Voyages, Reciprocal Free Health Care card in Europe.
      • Hats for sun and cold weather.
      • At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer. If you'd like to climb the rig, make sure you bring some clothes that you don't mind getting a little tar-stained!
      • Swim suit, towel, and suntan lotion.
      • A wetsuit for wild swimming if you would like to bring one.
      • Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes.
      • Sailing boots or wellies 
      • (An alternative to boots in summer is to bring another pair of flat shoes with a good grip in case the first pair get wet).
      • All terrain type sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
      • Walking boots are useful and can be these can be worn on deck too
      • A small rucksack is useful for going ashore
      • Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read.
      • Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasickness tablets and/or pressure point wristbands- check with your Doctor, which brand if you suffer asthma or are on medication.
      • RYA Cruising Logbook or similar if you want to log your sailing experience e.g. sea miles, night hours
      • Musical instruments are always welcome!


      Phoenix does not provide alcohol, or have alcohol for sale on board. You are welcome to bring modest quantities of alcohol, (unless it is specifically an alcohol free voyage) e.g. to drink with evening meals, but drinking whilst sailing is not allowed.



      Tallship Phoenix anchored in the sunset. Adventure sailing holidays with classic sailing.


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