In case you’re experienced sailor, you may skip this part. For novice – study carefully, and get prepared. Your comfort onboard will depend on what you’ve got with you.


When offshore it may be very cold even in the summer. Wind chilling factor may cause that temperature as you experience it will be significantly lower to what you can read from the thermometer.

  • At least one warm sweater or thick polar blouse
  • Foul weather gear if you have it. Ski clothes will also do the job. If you don’t have neither of those – I’ve got some sets available onboard, so don’t worry.
  • Wellingtons
  • Cap, scarf, gloves (warm ones, don’t buy ‘sailor gloves’ on the seagoing sailboat they’re not necessary)
  • Lot of underwear
  • Comfortable clothes: sweat trousers, sweatshirt, hoodie
  • Baseball cap or hat
  • Warm socks
  • Sport shoes with soft sole
  • Flip – flops
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses and cream with filter
  • Camera
  • Lot of good mood

Medicines and toiletry:

If you’re having any medical condition – skipper must be informed. Don’t wait for him to ask.

Inform as well about any allergies you might have

  • Medicines you normally take – preferably double doses (if you go for a week, take two weeks’ supply)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen

For seasickness:

  • Ginger
  • Any locomotion sickness pills – but we honestly don’t recommend taking them excessively there are other methods of coping with it