Pack Like a Pro When Going on a Sailing Trip
What to take on your sailing trip? Does “less is more” apply or is it better to be safe than sorry? Read our tips and take just the right clothes and documents, as well as the equipment for safe sailing and a pleasant stay aboard your boat.
When packing for a sailing journey, there are several things you need to consider. First of all, if you are going sailing in the summer, pack light clothes – T-shirts, shorts, skirts, bathing suits etc., and in case of bad weather, you might also want to take some waterproof clothes. Take non-slip shoes and do not forget to bring sunglasses, hats and of course, lots of sun screen. You will need it regardless of the weather. Pack your clothes in soft bags, as they are easier to put away on board your charter yacht.
After you have packed all your clothes, make a checklist of all the necessary documents. You’ll need your ID and/or your passport if you are going sailing abroad. If you have a skipper license and intend to sail the boat yourself, do not forget to bring it along. In case you are thinking of renting a car or a motorbike on the shore, take your driver’s license as well. Also, take your charter contract and any other charter documents and bring some cash along with the credit cards, just in case. It is best to store the documents in a plastic bag, so they don’t get wet or in any other way damaged.
If you are sailing with children remember to take their toys, some board games and coloring/picture books or video games. If you are taking your pet (usually the dog) aboard take his toys and blankets, medicines for nausea and sunblock.
Since your safety and health are the most important things to take into consideration, do not forget to bring your medications, be it prescription drugs or seasickness medication. Also, take a small personal supply of band-aids and headache pills.
Last, but not least, you need to have fun on your charter yacht, so take your cards, games, CDs with your favorite music and have an amazing time sailing!