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Both Starling and Bluejay continue to make great progress in their ARC crossing of the Atlantic. Short blogs from each boat below. However, if you look at the weather maps, it looks like they only have 3-4 more days of wind then the trade winds just die out except for the much lower latitudes and […]
Starling & Bluejay charging across the Atlantic 4 days in to the 2022 ARC, and both Starling and Bluejay continue to enjoy almost perfect weather conditions, with the F4-5 NE trade winds driving them west. The trade winds can often be much lower so this is a real bonus to have had them […]
Tacking is one of those skills that can seem confusing to the new sailor, but with good instruction will quickly become second nature. The truth is: anyone can learn to sail. Rubicon 3 is committed to helping as many people learn to sail as possible; Some will want to stay local […]
Long-time Caribbean cruiser Bernard Toussaint tells us why it’s one of the world’s best cruising grounds Bernard Toussaint: July 21 2022 “A turtle just swam by the boat!” came the call from the deck, and there it was. Despite the lush green volcanic mountain, the white sandy beach glistening in the sun, and the perfectly […]
Seamanship & Sailing skills
Head down to the sea on a sunny day, and you’ll likely see yachts out on the water, heading one way and turning and speeding up again and then holding course and sailing off into the distance. It is idyllic for the yacht crew but it can seem like an impossible dream. However, getting into […]
Isles of Scilly Sailing Holidays Jeffrey Alcott | March 2022 | Rubicon 3 An Isles of Scilly holiday with a difference has long been on my bucket list. The last few years have wakened the adventurer in me and been a timely reminder that we need to get on and live – hence how Alison […]
Life at sea
If you’re looking to get sailing lessons, you’re in the right place. Rubicon 3 is Europe’s leading adventure sailing school and whatever your experience level – from total novice to more seasoned sailor, we can really help you progress, with expert tuition and guidance every step of the way. Below, we show you how to […]
Life at sea
If you’ve dreamt of a holiday out on the water, but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’re specialists in helping those new to sailing come on a spectacular holiday on the water. We’ll help you learn the skills you need to spend your days out on the ocean, sailing […]
Lucinda Moores is a long-term solo traveller in her fifties and now a regular crew member on Rubicon 3 adventure holidays. She explains how she found herself on board – and why she is now such an advocate of these sailing holidays for singles. – August 27 2021 – I married in my twenties, quit […]
Life at sea
Boat jokes. We all want one now and again and some are genuinely funny. But let’s be honest. Most are Christmas cracker quality. Just fun enough to read more likely to lead to groans of agony. Here’s the best we’ve collected. A boat carrying red paint crashed into a boat carrying blue paint and […]