Both before you sign up and before you join the boat, you need to tell us about any medical conditions you may have that would affect your ability to be safe on board.
We are very committed to helping as many people as we can experience the adventure and excitement of this type of sailing holiday. However, before all else, it is essential that you are in a fit state to be at sea where access to medical help is less and slower to access than on land. Have a look through the medical questions below and if you answer 'yes' to any of them or have any questions at all, get in touch. The chances are you will still be fine to sail with us and common conditions such as diabetes should prove no barrier to you joining a voyage - but check first as pre-exiting medical conditions you know about may invalidate your insurance should you subsequently need to cancel.
When you receive an email with your final joining instructions, you will be asked to complete and submit the medical declaration below (please do not submit it before this time). This gives us an up to date status on your medical well being. Once at sea we are responsible for your well being therefore if anything is declared that we are not comfortable with, we may ask for a doctor's note to confirm that you are good to go to sea.
We are firm believers that age is no barrier to being at sea. So long as you are in a suitable physical condition, we will be delighted to have you on board. However, it pays to err on the side of caution therefore if you are aged 70 or over at booking or on the trip start date we will require a doctor's note from you confirming you are good to go to sea.
Please let us know about your health and fitness by answering the questions below to the best of your knowledge.
In the last two years, have you received or been referred for any treatment, surgery, investigations of follow-ups at any hospital, surgery or clinic for any of the following medical conditions?
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The smoking of any form of tobacco is forbidden on board or on the dock next to the boat. We also very strongly discourage the smoking of any tobacco at any time between the start and end date as the smell comes on-board into confined living space. The use of e-cigarettes is fine.
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for WZ Lmited t/a Rubicon 3, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: 1. non-flight packages and 2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EU, which are sold to customers outside of the EU. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Rubicon 3. In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company. You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here.
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