Sail of the Century

The Australian recently published this piece by Maggy Oehlbeck in a roundup of sailing opportunities entitled "Sail away to adventure of your dreams." Read on for an excerpt or check out the whole story here.


[caption id="attachment_16800" align="aligncenter" width="550"]A yoga class on deck for all ages and skill levels. A yoga class on deck for all ages and skill levels.




We cluster on Royal Clipper’s deck, casting lingering looks over Venice’s profile as we glide along the Giudecca then cross the lagoon, Adriatic bound.



Astride the helm, the captain signals and 42 sails unfurl . Given fair winds, our odyssey will take us to Croatia, Corfu, Sicily, Capri, Ponza then Rome. Royal Clipper, the brainchild of Star Clipper founder Mikael Krafft, is the first five-masted, fully rigged sailing ship built since Germany’s Preussen in 1902.







It is poetry to watch the sailors nimbly shimmying up 60m masts to perform the masterful skills of tall-ship sailing. Below decks, cruise-ship features include 114 cabins, a two-tiered dining room, piano lounge and library. Polished wood, brass and nautical paintings create a clubby ambience. Facilities include three swimming pools and a marina platform. It’s best suited for 35 to 65-year-olds who adore the thrill of sea and sail on a fantastic tall ship.



Have you had the adventure of your dreams with Star Clippers? Tell us about it in the comments!
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Monday, 18 November 2019