Star Clippers reveals 2017 season of themed guest sailings

Between April and December 2017 tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers is hosting sixteen guest speakers on board its three magnificent tall-ships, covering topics as diverse as wine to opera, history to conservation, yoga to life-coaching and wellness.

Star Clippers operates fully crewed sailing voyages on board the world’s largest full-rigged sailing ships, in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia and Asia. The guest speakers will host workshops and discussions during the sailings, while the ship is at sea, optimising time on board and enabling guests to learn a new skill or subject.

Eight fitness, yoga and pilates sailings are included in the schedule, offering guests the opportunity to practice these disciplines in the open air on the teak-decks, early morning and at sun-down, in spectacular ocean or coastal settings. The setting optimises the tranquillity of the ships, the guests can engage with nature and benefit from the breath-taking experience of tall ship sailing.

Yoga & Fitness schedule

ROYAL CLIPPER – the 5-masted historically styled flag-ship, the world’s largest vessel of its kind

May 6 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes roundtrip) – with Joel Harper (Fitness Instructor)

May 13 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes roundtrip) – with Lauren Deatherage (Pilates Instructor)

December 9 2017 – Grenadine Islands – with Catherine Derrow (Yoga Instructor)

December 16 2017 – Windward Islands – with Paige Welborn (Yoga Instructor)

STAR CLIPPER – one of two 4-masted, full-rigged histocially styled sailing vessels in the fleet

April 8 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Allaya Cooks-Campbell (Yoga Instructor)

July 1st 2017 – Indonesia (Bali roundtrip) – with Jordi Lippe-McGraw (Meditation & Wellness)

STAR FLYER – sister ship to Star Clipper

October 17 2017 – Mediterranean (Athens-Malta) – with Jenny Schatzle (Fitness Instructor)

October 31 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Malaga-Las Palmas) – with Shannon Aleksa (Yoga Instructor)

A further 8 `culture and wellness’ themed sailings provide the opportunity for guests to learn about topics as diverse as wine appreciation, conservation, life-skills, history and opera, while Star Clippers’ renowned bag-pipe playing former Captain, Klaus Mueller, will lecture about his life at sea on the April 8th trans Atlantic crossing from Barbados to Lisbon, when Royal Clipper relocates from her Caribbean winter base to the Mediterranean.

Culture & Wellness


April 8 2017 – Crossing (Barbados-Lisbon) – with Captain Klaus Mueller (Lecturer)

July 22 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Rome roundtrip) – with Samantha Brown (Style Expert)

August 26 2017 – Western Mediterranean (Cannes-Rome) – with Elizabeth March (Wine Expert)


May 27 2017 – Indonesia (Bali roundtrip) – with Kori Burkholder (Life Coach)

November 11 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Holland Haiis (Speaker & Author)

December 2 2017 – Thailand (Phuket roundtrip) – with Elizabeth Mortensen (Conservationist)


August 19 2017 – Northern Cyclades (Athens roundtrip) – with John Tedechi (Opera Singer & Speaker)

December 9 2017 – Panama Canal (Balboa-Cienfuegos) – with Randy Shuman (Historian & Lecturer)

Star Clippers’ UK Sales Manager Fay McCormack said “We’ve invited a diverse and colourful range of speakers on board for 2017, to add even more enjoyment to the spectacular experience of sailing on board the Star Clippers’ tall ships. Speakers will engage freely with guests, dining with them and spending time with them on board and ashore, in the relaxed and informal manner typical of the Star Clippers’ sailings.”

For further information and to book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit


Notes to editors:

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest fully-crewed sailing vessels, with a new ship being built for delivery in 2017. The ships can drop anchor in smaller harbours and visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and providing guests with the amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

High standards of service are provided by an attentive crew and all three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, a convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first class accommodation and dining.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, take 170 guests each, with a crew of 70, while Royal Clipper carries 227 with a crew of 106.


Star Clippers UK PR, Mary Stuart-Miller, 01737 306098,

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