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gear!\u0026nbsp;\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBelow are our suggestions for what to bring on different types of sailing trip.\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTop tips for any sailing trip\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eRemember to check the weather forecast – you’re going to be outside a lot!\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eAsk your skipper if you need anything specific to your trip, yacht or planned itinerary.\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eAssemble what you feel you might need, and then try to leave half of it behind!\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003ePack your things in a soft bag rather than a hard suitcase.\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eDon’t bring food and drink unless you know the skipper isn’t providing any.\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor a Spring or Summer trip in the UK, bring…\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSleeping bag (any kind will do – borrow one from a friend if needed)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTravel pillow\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTowel (a compact, fast-drying one is ideal)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eToiletries (pack the bare minimum)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003ePersonal medication (anything you would normally take, plus emergency things like EpiPens or inhalers if you’re prescribed those)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSeasickness medication if you feel you might need it (but most boats/skippers will have some aboard anyway just in case)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSunglasses\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSunhat or cap\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSun-cream (ideally with a higher-factor strength than you’d use on land)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eRefillable water bottle\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTrainers or deck shoes (for the sailing)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eFlipflops or some casual footwear (for the evenings)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSwimwear\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eUnderwear\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eBase layers such as t-shirts, shorts, trousers or leggings (synthetic fabrics or wool perform far better than cotton)\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eA warmer layer like a fleece or a jumper\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSome sort of waterproof jacket (a cheap anorak is fine)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eIn the event of terrible weather being forecast, you might consider hiring sailing boots and a proper foul-weather jacket plus salopettes locally (typically £20 for a weekend), but those items are rarely needed in the summer months!\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor an Autumn or Winter trip in the UK, bring…\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWarm sleeping bag (rated for at least ‘3 Season’ use) plus a sleeping bag liner\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTravel pillow\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTowel (a compact, fast-drying one is ideal)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eToiletries (pack the bare minimum)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003ePersonal medication (anything you would normally take, plus emergency things like EpiPens or inhalers if you’re prescribed those)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSeasickness medication if you feel you might need it (but many boats/skippers will have some aboard anyway just in case)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSunglasses\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSun-cream (ideally with a higher-factor strength than you’d use on land)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWarm hat that won’t easily blow off (a beanie is ideal)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eGloves (consider bringing two pairs in case one gets wet)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eRefillable water bottle\u0026nbsp;(ideally with a wide opening as it is easier to refill underway)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTrainers or deck shoes (for the sailing)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSome backup footwear (to keep dry for the evenings)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eUnderwear\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eThermals\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eBase layers such as t-shirts, trousers or leggings (synthetic fabrics or wool perform far better than cotton)\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eMultiple warm layers like a fleece and a jumper\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWarm and waterproof jacket\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWarm and waterproof trousers\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eYou should consider hiring sailing boots and a proper foul-weather jacket plus salopettes locally (typically £20 for a weekend) if you don’t have your own, since buying a good set that will do the job is very expensive and only really worthwhile if you sail regularly.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFor a Summer trip in the Med or Caribbean, bring…\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003ePassport!\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eUK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which replaces the previous EHIC system\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSuitable travel insurance (check it covers the type of sailing you’ll be doing)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eAny COVID-19 status, testing or vaccination documentation that may be required\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eToiletries (pack the bare minimum)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003ePersonal medication (anything you would normally take, plus emergency things like EpiPens or inhalers if you’re prescribed those)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSeasickness medication if you feel you might need it (but most boats/skippers will have some aboard anyway just in case)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eInsect repellent\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSunglasses (worth bringing a spare pair too)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSunhat or cap\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSun-cream (ideally with a higher-factor strength than you’d use on land)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eRefillable water bottle (ideally with a wide opening as it is easier to refill underway)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eTrainers or deck shoes (for the sailing)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eFlipflops or some casual footwear (for the evenings)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWater shoes (for wading past sea urchins)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSnorkel and mask (some charter firms may provide/hire these)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eRash vest or sunproof swim top\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSwimwear\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eUnderwear\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eBase layers such as t-shirts, shorts, trousers or leggings (synthetic fabrics or wool perform far better than cotton)\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eA warmer layer like a fleece or a jumper\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eSome sort of waterproof jacket (a cheap anorak is fine)\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf your trip involves sailing at night or heading offshore, add…\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eWarmer clothing and footwear than the weather forecast implies – it can be cold offshore, even in summer\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eThermos flask or insulated mug with a secure lid, so you can enjoy endless hot drinks or soup during the night\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eLED headtorch with a red light setting (not just a white light setting) as this helps preserve night vision\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnd if you’re the skipper, don’t forget to bring…\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eEvidence of sailing qualifications or equivalent experience\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eVHF/SRC or other acceptable radio license\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eCredit/debit card with sufficient funds to cover the yacht’s security deposit\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eCrew list and details of an emergency contact for each person aboard\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003eAny other paperwork the charter company or port authority 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