Events & News

Taboo is currently based in Lanzarote, Rubicon Marina and is available for charter around the Canary Islands

News Archive

Read about the Antigua > Rio journey in the Oyster Magazine

See our own images in the Photo Gallery

More images for Taboo in the BVI's online now

Taboo Sailing Video online

Taboo was filmed for the popular TV series Home from Home. Now you can see Taboo sailing and the Caribbean in a short video clip available online.

Antigua Sailing Week & Classic Regattas

The 25th April 2009 sees the start of Antigua Sailing Race Week, which continues until 1st May 2007. Taboo can be moored around English Harbour the hub of all sailing activities & parties. Taboo is unfortunately not a racing yacht, but will provide excellent accommodation and give the best views of the racing on the water - because you'll be out there yourself!

For more info please visit

The Classic Yacht Regatta starts on the week afterwards with the gleaming old yachts moored in English & Falmouth Harbour ready for viewing. Again they will be racing in the waters surrounding Antigua and Taboo is ready and waiting for you to take her out into the waters and watch all the action.

For more info please visit

To enquire for accommodation / yacht cruising charter, please email Louise on

Events 2005/2006

Taboo crosses the Atlantic for the 2nd time

Taboo departed Marina Rubicón, Lanzarote (28° 51.5’ N – 13° 49.0’ W) 1230 Saturday 19th November on passage for Jolly Harbour, Antigua in O Indies (17° 04.6' N, 61° 53.7' W). Paul is Commodore of Lloyds Yacht Club and a member of Oxted Offshore. Tim Ashford (LLYC), Lawrence Nicholls (also a member of both OO and LLYC) and Geoffrey Sanderson (OO),  make up the crew. The estimated passage distance is 2,800 nautical miles. This is slightly greater than the great circle route (by 80 miles) as Taboo will initially follow a south westerly course and run south of the great circle route to get into a position to maximise on the north equatorial current and the easterly trade winds. It is expected to take between 18 and 20 days.


Online photo gallery for the crossing

Taboo on Channel 4

Just before the start of the UBS Oyster Regatta in The BVI 2004, Taboo was visited by two film crew from Maverick Television who spent a full day on board the yacht filming for a forthcoming production of Home from Home, currently being shown on Channel 4 television.

Filming interest in Taboo, an Oyster 45 owned by Paul and Diane May, started when she was first registered as the only yacht on Homelink, an international agency introducing families to exchange homes. Film coverage will be used to advertise Taboo in this exchange programme with links to the Oyster Marine and Taboo websites.

The UBS Oyster regatta was a great success with Taboo coming 6th overall and also being awarded the Concours d'Elegance prize.

Please click HERE to see it online.


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