I remember an animated series back in the early 80s that included a space ship that looked like an old sailing ship. Thought it was Starfleet but none of the clips I can find include this ship. Ideas?
I know of two possible answers (other than Jayce given by another user).
That could be Captain Harlock (also called "Captain Herlock" in UK or "Albator" in France). He is a space Pirate or Privateer. The series was created by Leiji Matsumoto.
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His ship called Arcadia (sometimes Atlantis) came in several different version, but essentially a green or blue type. It always had the stern of an ancient galleon, probably early 18th century. Late 18th century is less ornate (see Lafayette's ship). Captain Harlock is often shown holding the wheeel at the helm, which is much like the wooden wheel of a sailship (but wheels are found on other ships).
There is actually a space ship in the form of a sailship with sails in the Star Fleet (in 2 words, not one) series, aka Bomber X. It is The Skull, captained by Captain Halley. It appears in the 5th episode, and in others.
The date is 1982. But the available information seems scarce.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors had a spaceship that, while not really looking like a sailing ship, had solar panels that looked like sails, that gave it a similar outline.
I think you might be looking for Odin
Created in the mid-80s, all the ships look like sailing ships. :)
Set in the distant past, the plot revolves around a group of nomadic miniature humanoids known as the Bobobobs, who live in a part of the universe far away from the Earth. One crew of these Bobobobs, led by Bob Wouter, the captain, sets sail in the Bobular Quest, their spaceship, described as a "galleon with a protective dome". They head towards Earth where they plan to save the humans from being terrorised by dinosaurs. Along the way they encounter a variety of different alien species, some of which are hostile, and use their psychic powers, such as their ability to become invisible and to teleport, to aid them.
I remember watching this in the early nineties. It's an European cartoon.
There was a ship in Star Fleet/X-Bomber that was a sailing ship, called The Skull. There's a few images of it and a description of both the ship and how it ties into the plot at http://www.sfxb.co.uk/mecha/theskull.html.