AVH II

Alexander von Humboldt II (Alex- 2) has been sailing the high seas since 2011. It is a civilian square-rigger offering Tall Ship voyages for everyone, regardless of previous experience. All you need is an open mind and a spirit of adventure! The ship II has been built with a traditional barque rigg. That means the fore and main mast carry square sails while the sternmost, the mizzen mast, carries gaff sails. In total, Alex-2 is driven by 24 sails with a sail area of 1.360 m2. In favourable wind conditions, she runs up to 14 knots. And if the wind does not blow at all, a 750 horsepower engine helps to reach the next port in time.
While the rigging resembles that of a windjammer built 150 years ago, the safety and rescue equipment of the ship is absolutely up to date. Radar, radio and satellite communication, electronic charts, life rafts, two high speed dinghys and many things more make her a modern ship and easy to navigate.

Alex-2 is owned and operated by Deutsche Stiftung Sail Training (German Sail Training Foundation / DSST), based in the barque’s homeport Bremerhaven. DSST is a non-profit, charitable organization. Its aims are to provide traditional high seas sailing for people of all ages, but especially for young men and women aged 15-25.

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Amerigo VespucciSTS Amerigo Vespucci belongs to the Italian Navy. She was launched on 22nd February 1931 and commissioned in June, same year. The ship was built to resemble a wooden warship of the early nineteenth century (and, because of this, the two white stripes on black hull recall the two lines of guns): nevertheless, the hull is made of steel riveted plates, as well as the two lowest thirds and the three lowest yards of each mast.

Amerigo Vespucci was the second ship of a class of two: the first one, Cristoforo Colombo, was surrendered to the Soviet Union after World War II, as war damages compensation.

Amerigo Vespucci is a full square rigged ship; she usually carries 24 sails made of canvas (2 to 4 mm.) for a total surface of 2.600 square meters. The overall length is 101 meters (70 meters on waterline), the main-mast is 54 meters tall above the sea level, the maximum draught is 7,30 meters, the displacement is 4.100 tons. She is fitted with an auxiliary engine – an electric motor driven by two diesel-generators, single propeller – which allows a maximum speed of 10 knots; she also carries 11 boats, four of which fitted with sails and oars, used by cadets as part of their seamanship training. The permanent crew is 270, plus up to 150 cadets.

Amerigo Vespucci carries out mainly two kinds of activity: training campaigns for Naval Academy cadets and showing-the-flag in support of national diplomacy. She began her career as Training Ship for the Naval Academy cadets soon after the launch. From 1931 till 2005, in addition to many short cruises around Italy, she has carried out 71 training campaigns in the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Europe and Atlantic Ocean; in 2002/2003 she sailed around the world, spending several months in New Zealand on the occasion of America’s Cup. On board, the cadets learn the basic rules "to live at sea", as well as all the specific teachings in seamanship, navigation, operation of drive systems and auxiliaries, management of logistics, administrative and medical issues.

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Blue Clipper

Blue Clipper is the newest addition to the Maybe Sailing fleet. On board Blue Clipper, you'll experience sail training with an edge of luxury. A very comfortable ship to sail, with plenty of comfortable places to relax and enjoy your voyage. You'll share your cabin with one other person and have your own en-suite bathroom. When you step on board you immediately become a member of the crew, and are involved in every aspect of life on board, from hoisting sails, steering the ship, keeping watch and helping out in the galley. You may join TS Blue Clipper not knowing anybody else, but you'll leave as part of the family.

At Maybe Sailing, we have our own sail training programme, which our experienced crew will help you work through on your voyage. This includes everything from hoisting sails, trimming sails, steering the ship and navigating, to learning basic sailing knots and learning about the weather. Your voyage always begins with safety briefs and deck briefs, so you understand all the emergency procedures on board. At Maybe Sailing, we are also a registered RYA training school, so can provide Start Yachting, Competent Crew, and Watch Leader qualifications. You can also complete your shore-based theory qualifications with us! We are also a registered Activity Provider for DofE, and you can complete your DofE Gold Residential on board TS Blue Clipper.

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Atyla

The wooden schooner Atyla was built by hand in Spain between 1980 and 1984. She was designed to look like the sailing vessels from the 1800s and built with the intention of circumnavigating the earth and then becoming a training ship.
Although she never did that trip and instead sailed around Spain for almost all her life, in 2013 the nephew of the original owner took over and decided to finally dedicate her to international sail training.

Atyla now a proper sail training ship where the official language on board is English and her trips are all around Europe. They even have a watch leader program to help youngsters practise leadership. Her captain Rodrigo and the rest of the crew are well known among the tall ships fleet for their friendly and outgoing nature. Atyla won the Friendship Trophy in the Black Sea Regatta 2014.

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Gulden LeeuwGulden Leeuw is a big, sturdy sailing ship reminiscent of the 30’s and with the deck layout of a classic yacht.  This ship was built in 1937 on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The DANA was designed and built as an ocean-going ice class ship. During her period of service for the Danish government, she was frequently used for marine biological research, not only in Danish waters but also in international ones. The ship has a rich history. She sailed as a researcher, supplier and even as a training ship for a Danish nautical college.

In the past two years the ship has been converted into a three-masted topsail schooner, so the foremast is also yard-rigged. This very versatile rigging combines the advantages of a square-sailed ship and a fore-and-aft rigged ship.

The ‘Gulden Leeuw’ offers space for up to 200 passengers on day sails and for 56 trainees on longer voyages. We are passionate about sail training and are eager to ‘show you the ropes’. On board our ship we appreciate team spirit.

The ship has a luxurious flair and is therefore also very suitable for corporate hospitality, seminars and daytrips.

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