Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Royal Clipper

 

Summer in Amalfi brings with it some of the most beautiful cruise boats, which stop in Amalfi’s harbor for a day or two. The most extraordinary is the Royal Clipper, the largest fully-rigged sailing ship in the world. With five masts and 42 sails, everyone in Amalfi stops to stare when the Royal Clipper comes into port. Earlier this summer it stopped in Amalfi on a windy Sunday afternoon, when I just happened to be sitting on the rocks watching a storm brewing off in the distance.

 

Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Royal Clipper Storm

 

Fortunately, the storm held off until all the passengers and tenders made it back to the Royal Clipper before it sailed away. Maybe next time I’ll catch a glimpse of those beautiful sails. Happy Friday and a good weekend to everyone!

4 Comments
  • Gil

    Your pictures are beautiful!

    August 27, 2010
  • LindyLouMac

    Such a magnificent vessel,have lovely weekend Laura.

    August 27, 2010
  • Scintilla

    It was in Positano yesterday afternoon. I grabbed a photo of it with it´s sails open too. It headed down South afterwards.

    August 28, 2010
  • Laura

    Thanks so much, Gil! 🙂

    Ciao Linda! It's one of the most beautiful that comes into Amalfi. I would love to see the inside! Hope you had a lovely weekend, too!

    Ciao Scintilla! Oooooh… hope you post that photo on your blog so I can see it. I've only seen it with sails up once, two summers ago. I must have missed it sailing by!

    August 29, 2010

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