We are always interested to hear from potential skippers, either for full or part time roles. Please feel free to get in touch and we can arrange to meet up and have a chat.


We are committed to providing the best environment possible for skippers who work with us. Rubicon 3 expeditions are run in a very particular way and so everyone starts by mating two expeditions, no matter their background or past experience.


You must have:

  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor
  • Proficiency in Medical Care on Board (within last 5 years)
  • GMDSS General Operator's Certificate
  • ENG 1 Medical Fitness Certificate (current)
  • Significant experience in skippering vessels of 60' or over
  • Significant experience in delivering RYA Competent crew, Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses. Shore and practical.
  • Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Excellent references
  • A good level of physical fitness


You should have:

  • Excellent maintenance and repair skill
  • Confidence to teach celestial navigation


We would like you to have:

  • MCA Master 200



First Mates


We believe in developing professional sailors and helping them make the jump into skippering larger yachts. We also know that getting the required skills and experience can be very tough.


If you join Rubicon 3 as a first mate, we will invest a considerable amount of time and effort in training you and therefore we are only looking for people who are prepared to commit to the project for at least two years. During that time you will make really big gains in your seamanship and may progress to skippering expeditions.


You must have:

  • RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor
  • GMDSS General Operator's Certificate
  • ENG 1 Medical Fitness Certificate (current)
  • Experience in delivering RYA Competent crew and Day Skipper courses.
  • Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Excellent references
  • A good level of physical fitness



No previous experience required - we'll give you the training you need

Do have a look at our Facebook page. We post as often as we can from each expedition. It's the best way to see where we go, who goes on these adventures and what daily life is like on board. The photos page in particular will give you a great feel for it all!

Strictly no smoking on board. E-cigs are fine.

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