Star Clipper Sails the Med: Going with the Wind

This is a “slice of life” on board the Star Clipper, as it sails in the Mediterranean.

The Star Clipper is a four masted barquentine. It is 111.57 m (366 ft 1 in) long and accommodates 170 passengers if full. Its weight is 300 metric tons.

I recently came upon this quote, comparing sailing to motoring: “People with motor boats get on their boat to go somewhere. People with sailboats get on their boat and they are already where they want to be.” If you subscribe to this philosophy, then perhaps this cruise is for you.

And John F. Kennedy famously said, “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”

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