Wherever you’re sailing this weekend, we’ve got the ultimate packing checklist. Throw everything in a grab bag and get yourself out on the water!
Soft grab bag
First, make sure your bag is collapsible and can be easily stowed on board.
Food and drink
Cooking can be tricky in a confined galley, so prepare a few meals in advance and take lots of drinks and snacks. Don’t forget those beers for when you’ve moored up…
For anyone with smaller crafts or limited fridge space, a cool box is the best way to keep your sandwiches and snacks fresh.
First aid kit
This should already be on the boat but add in some sea-sickness pills, mosquito spray and insect bite cream just in case.
Regardless of who’s in charge of the soundtrack, make sure it’s waterproof.
Grab something warm to throw on when the sun goes in, it gets nippy out at sea.
Sunglasses and sun cream
Both essential, even if the weather doesn’t look great. There are still a few sunny days left!
Try a ‘once a day’ lotion with a high factor to save hassle and stick a hat on if you have shorter hair.
Lightweight, fast drying and super adaptable. Use it as a sarong, headscarf, towel or even a tablecloth!
Protect your phone, tablet, camera and any important documents with a simple, inexpensive waterproof case.
Hopefully you’ll have time for some water sports over the weekend, so pack fins and a snorkel and get exploring.
Penknife and torch
A sailor’s essentials!
Don’t just rely on your phone; capture those moments with a good quality camera.
Definitely don’t leave these behind. Remember that every member of crew will need their own and children require smaller sizes.
You might want to bring along a pair if you plan on doing much line pulling yourself. They prevent rope burn and give you more grip on the ropes.
A deck of cards
Keep friends and family entertained with a few card games in the evening.
The most important thing to pack for any sailing trip is, naturally, boat insurance. Anything can happen out on the water, so for the ultimate peace of mind, get a quote from Insure4Boats today!