Skippers and Mates

Getting to know the team onboard

Rubicon 3 Adventure Sailing

Adventure Sailing At It’s Best

The Rubicon 3 skippers and mates are the beating heart of everything we do. They are passionate sailors, seasoned adventurers, and skilled educators, all committed to making your voyage unforgettable. With a wealth of experience navigating the world’s oceans, they ensure your safety and will teach you about sailing, the sea, and help you get the most from the adventure that awaits. Each team member brings unique skills and stories, guaranteeing that your time aboard with us is as varied and educational as it is exhilarating. Welcome aboard!

  • Bruce Jacobs

    Bruce Jacobs

    Founder & CEO

  • Ollie Bowden

    Head of Sailing & Skipper

  • Patrick van der Zijden


  • Manu Hulme-Parker

    Skipper/1st Mate

  • Thorben Reinhardt

    Thorben Reinhardt


  • Alex Davies

    Alex Davies


  • Dhara Thompson


  • Simon Pierce


  • Alex Guerandel

    1st Mate

  • Michelle van den Bergh

    1st Mate

  • Konrad Champenois

    1st Mate

  • Phoebe Lowrie

    1st Mate

Join The Crew

Becoming a Rubicon 3 skipper or mate is not easy. To join the team, you will have to be a superb sailor and navigator with years of experience. You will also have to be able to work with large diesel engines and fix any maintenance issues that arise. But what really differentiates you from most others is that we only recruit people who are really kind, fun and nice to be around.

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