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It’s Paradise on the Water! Imagine yourself sailing through turquoise waters, surrounded by picturesque islands, and basking in the warm Caribbean sun. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, turn that dream into a reality with an adventure sailing holiday in the Caribbean run by Rubicon 3, rated sailing’s #1 adventure sailing company. Our routes offer […]
When it comes to sailing, having the right gear can make all the difference between an enjoyable day on the water and a frustrating experience. One key piece of gear that is often overlooked is sailing gloves. Not only do they provide protection for your hands against the elements, but they also offer crucial grip […]
Published April 16 2023 Starling starts her super exciting passage from Jamaica up to New York City. The first big challenge is to get 220nm northeast through the narrow channel known as the Windward Passage. Welcome to the Windward Passage, a narrow stretch of water that separates the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Haiti. The […]
Four days ago at our last update, we were pretty concerned about the massive 1000nm wide wind hole that had developed over the SW Atantic. With the boats having about 700nm motoring range, they had to find more wind! Luckily, they have found more wind than was forecast and they have been sailing at least […]
Well, the boats have made superb progress on their ARC 2022 crossing of the Atlantic. However, about 900 miles short of St Lucia, the NE trade winds are beginning to vanish and before long we expect the boats to be becalmed. They have fuel for about 700nm of motoring, so they need wind! It looks […]
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 […]
Seamanship & Sailing skills
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 […]
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 […]