Learn to Sail in The Lofoten Islands


Setting off on a solo expedition is the perfect way to get away from it all and do something for yourself. Combining this with the chance to learn a new skill in the company of like-minded people and in one of the world’s most spectacular locations and you have all the elements for a truly memorable and individual adventure.

So good news then from adventure sailing experts Rubicon 3 who have expanded their choice of departures to The Lofoten islands this summer. Sailing aboard one of their fleet of 60-foot clipper expedition yachts on specific dates in July and August. On each voyage there is a real emphasis both on training and being able to head ashore to explore.

Read about Mark Bibby Jackson’s experience in the Lofoten Islands in Land of the Midnight Sun.

The stunning Lofoten Islands

Participants come together as a maximum ‘crew’ of eight people with 90% joining as solos in an incredibly social environment. No previous sailing experience is necessary and under the expert guidance of a skipper and mate, they learn a full range of skills from navigating, helming and sail trimming, right through to how to pick the perfect anchorage. It’s an exciting, hands on environment that attracts people from all over the world.

A two-week sailing holiday exploring in the beautiful Lofoten Islands of northern Norway costs from £1,895 per person (August 2019). Day sailing in its sheltered waters and finding new anchorage points every day in this UNESCO World Heritage listed archipelago of islands. There is time to head ashore to explore and discover, catching fresh fish for on shore BBQs and hiking up the hills for stunning panoramas.

Cost includes accommodation and food on board the yacht, foul weather and safety equipment on board, use of RIB and kayak, plus expert sailing instruction throughout. It excludes travel to and from the start of the holiday.

To book call Rubicon 3 on 020 3086 7245 0203, www.rubicon3.co.uk

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