Run by top-class instructors

A true adventure is hard to find, but this summer you still have the chance to do something spectacular. Join us on a specialised 60’ expedition yacht on some of the most exciting and unusual voyages there are. Through August & September, we are heading up from Scotland to the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands and the Norwegian Fjords. You can sign up from 1 week to 3 week legs. Rubicon 3 is an RYA school and no previous sailing experience is required. A huge sense of adventure is. Places are limited so if you are looking to do something truly special before the Autumn, get in touch now to find out more.

No previous experience required

The expeditions are run by two full time professional crew who are some of the most highly skilled and qualified sailors around. So whether you’ve never sailed before in your life or are a seasoned sailor, you are going to have an incredible experience and return with a host of new skills and experiences to last you a lifetime.


S/Y Hummingbird under full sail

UK coastguard high line transfer exercise

Join us from 2 weeks to a full 6 months on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Exploring in

The Aland Archipelago

amongst thousands of islands

On the island of Kokar

We weren’t quite sure what we’d find in this anchorage on the island of Kokar. It turned out to be a picturesque spot with a small visitor’s quay, sauna and Bronze age settlement. There are only 250 inhabitants on the island so we were soon spotted and the local shopkeeper opened up especially to give us some beer and local bread. The bread takes four days to make and has a dense, cake-like texture. Not one to recreate on board but delicious with our curried sweet potato soup!

Weaving through the archipelago

Under full sail

can be pretty exhillerating at times!

Hummingbird under full sail

We couldn’t resist getting a few shots of ‘The Bird’ as we wound our way through the labyrinth of channels en route to Mariehamm. It’s certainly been some of the best sailing we’ve ever done, if a little nerve-wracking at times! And there’s plenty more to come as we head for the Stockholm archipelago next.

In praise of the

Patagonia R4

mid weight fleece

Coming on one of our expeditions always means thinking about what kit or gear you’re going to bring. That’s half the fun! When the sun dips below the horizon or you’re on night watch up in the Norwegian sea, you want to stay warm and comfortable. I have recently come across the Patagonia R4 fleece and it is amazing. Lightweight, incredibly warm and, being a fleece – keeps performing even if it gets wet. Every day can’t be sunshine sailing, beers at a beautiful anchorage or exploring Stockholm. For when it gets chilly, this kit is awesome.

ever wondered what it looks like

at the top of the mast

75ft up?

when there's genuinely no wind

You get an amazing sea!

and a beautiful sunset

Leaving Sassnitz, on the German island of Rugen, there was not a breath of wind, but equally the sea was almost oily in its texture. It’s rarely like this. An awesome site!

cooking up a storm in


with an impromptu dock dinner

Sometimes, you just have that completely unexpected evening, in a little harbour we had no intention of visiting. An incredible sunset, a brilliant dinner, a dip in the Baltic and a ferociously hot sauna to top it off. Estonian heaven and the true essence of our expeditions.

Fully decked out in

Visby, Gotland

Sometimes you just have to put up every flag you have and show your colours! basking in the sun in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Visby, Gotland off the east coast of Sweden

We're OFF!

Read up on our progress in our journey blog

Where are we today?



Sailing Routes 2014

Incredible trips still to come

Norwegian Fjords

with a special summer offer: 20% off

We have some trull incredible expeditions still to come – and none finer than those in the Norwegian Fjords. One of the greatest cruising grounds in the world – prepare to be truly wowed. Whether you want to develop your sailing skills or just explore this incredible region, don’t miss out on these trips. On top of the sailing, we have bikes, a sea kayak, tender and even a BBQ. As a late summer special, we are offering 20% off all advertised prices, so get in quick and end the summer on a real high. Read about the trip now

want to develop your skills with some

Mile building

on a top class yacht?

Stavangar, Norway to Edinburgh, Scotland September 25th to September 30th

Whether it’s helming, navigation, sail trim, general seamanship or even celestial navigation, our trip from Stavangar, Norway to Edinburgh, Scotland offers you a fantastic chance to experience life on board this incredible yacht. Fast, powerful, stable and spacious, there is no better platform on which to develop your sailing skills. Two full time instructors mean that rather than just clocking up miles, you will have all the education you want on this trip. Get in touch now to reserve your place and finish the summer with a real top up of your skills.

If you reach the required standard

RYA qualifications

are available

Our focus is on serious, long range expeditions to some of the most exciting regions in the world. However, the training for and during those expeditions means you should develop some very high quality seamanship. For those who are committed to the learning and who reach the required standard, we can award various RYA qualifications. We can also train you in celestial navigation, oversee your ocean qualifying passages and more. Get in touch and discuss your goals with us. We can help you achieve them to the very highest standards.

We are available for

Private Charter

for you and your friends

This is the perfect yacht for taking a group away on a sailing trip. Whether its a group of friends, a work outing or even just the family, our big spacious and comfortable yacht gives you a fantastic base from which to sail and explore. We carry BBQs, tenders, sea kayaks and more to ensure you have a really special holiday. Tell us what you are after and we can almost certainly provide it. Split between six or eight people, these charters work out at incredible value and are something really unique. Available for single days, weekends, long weekends and extended trips, you are only limited by your imagination! Get in touch with us now and availability is limited and goes very quickly.

Will you come on a holiday of a lifetime this summer? Book now!