1.Your medicines (including seasickness pills). There is a first aid kit on the yacht but it is a minimum one. Take what you might need on the boat. Besides, you must notify the captain if there are any health - specific issues.
2. Sunglasses would be better with polarised lenses to protect eyes from flecks. Everything will fleck: white boat parts, polished metalware, waves, etc. It is advisable to secure the glasses with a string, otherwise they can be blown away. Do not bother about "unsinkable rims". You will not swim in them, and if they fall overboard underway, that's all, we will not find them. You are advised to take sports glasses so that they are tight on your face, design glasses will fly away by the wind. Alternatively, if your glasses are not tight, there are special strings that are tightened in the back of your head.
3. Sunscreen - 20 and higher. Knees, ears and noses are getting sun burnt in a wink. You might take sunburn treatment ointment.
4. Something to cover your head (cap, bandana, hat). A baseball cap with a special cloth to protect neck and ears from sun is a great thing. Obviously, it is easily blown away by the wind. One more advice - it is highly undesirable to have a white bottom of your peak - it will blind you by the light reflected from the waves and deck.
5. Deck shoes - as a matter of courtesy you should have deck shoes and shoes for the shore. When on board, change your shoes. Deck shoes must cover toes (there are lots of cables, units and other equipment on the yacht so it is quite easy to break your little toe or twist your ankle in the open toe shoes), have light dirt-resistant non-slipping bottom and dry quickly. As a matter of fact, running shoes might be an option, but if we are caught by the rain, it will be rather uncomfortable in them. Sand on the deck, in the cockpit and cabins is difficult to sweep, and there is no vacuum cleaner on board.
6. Gloves are compulsory. It is better to take fingerless gloves so it is more convenient to bend. Work with ropes on the yacht without gloves is hardly a pleasure, sunburns and horny hands are guaranteed. Do not forget that ropes can be wet with salt water, moorings in marines can be covered with shells and other sea living creatures. Sailing gloves cost from €20 to €50, you can take usual old leather gloves and throw them away after the cruise. You can also visit Decathlon, quite good sailing gloves cost 400-500 rubles there.
7. Clothes for sailing. You do not need too much clothes for a week of sailing, 2-3 T-shirts are enough (better light ones, with no print on them, everything perspires under prints which is uncomfortable), synthetic shorts (dry quickly, better below the knees, but not compulsory), trousers for deck works (long, preferably synthetic; jeans and other cotton clothes are a bad idea - wet quickly, dry long, kill the mood in a moment); 1-2 T-shirts with long sleeves (in case of sun burns), wind-resistant and waterproof anorak (it is very cold on the deck if +25 and sailing with the wind), flisca (can be worn under a wind jacket, you will be warm and dry and those who are cold can sleep in it). Yacht jacket is a good option as well as yacht trousers (equivalent to ski outfits - synthetic with membrane, perspiration is transferred outwards without letting water come in the other way, dry and warm). Rashguards are very convenient, they are indispensable in case of wind+sun+spindrift. General recommendation is modern quality synthetic garments that dry quickly, are comfortable and warm.
8. Clothes for the shore. There are etiquette rules: men in trousers and shirts or polo shirts, women in dinner clothes. However, that is not our case. We are more democratic though we do not advise to come in bathing costumes and flip-flops to the restaurant.
9. A wash kit is better to put into the case or parcel so that it is convenient to take it ashore for the morning and evening shower.
10. Soft case. You can bring your suitcase but we advise you should take a soft case to the yacht leaving your suitcase in the charter company office (luggage room for free). Remember, there is not much space on the yacht. We recommend to put your belongings into the waterproof packets as there is always a chance of rain.
1. We advise you should take ear muffs. The boat creaks, waves play, people talk in the cockpit and on the nearby yachts, some snore, some even forget to switch off alarm clocks on their IPads and wake people around them.
2. You can take laptops and other mobile phones. There is free Wi-Fi in some marinas, a 220V socket on the boat that you can use during berthing (if there is power supply connection from the shore). Needless to say, there are sockets in the restaurants. During sailing and berthing the boat system voltage is 12V, if you have a car charger, you can take it with you. At the team's discretion you can buy an extension pole, it is better to do it when you see a socket type on your yacht (not all extension poles are suitable).
3. Cameras and other video cameras - see paragraph about laptops. We request not to leave them unattended in the cockpits and on the decks.
4. Towels – there is everything on the yacht including bed linen and towels, but if you wish to use yours - no problem.
5. Tight cases for documents and other gadgets.
6. Thermal underwear for sleep. It might be cold on the boat at night. But it is unlikely.
7. Alcohol. Prior to sailing the team will decide what and how much alcohol to buy on board, but if you wish to take something special please feel free to do it. It is the right thing at night in the cockpit in a good company. Drinking is at the captains' discretion during sailing but it is better not to.