If your holiday falls between mid-May and the end of September, you won’t need much in the way of clothes! A couple of swimsuits, towels, some T-shirts and shorts, and something casual for the evenings are all you need. It’s a good idea to include a windproof jacket in case of stronger winds. It is also good to have sailing gloves to protect your hands and office calluses.
Closed, non-slip shoes (deck shoes or sports shoes) are a must for safety on board, and don’t forget to bring a sun hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen for protection from the sun. Reflection from the water means you soak up a lot of sun while sailing.
It is preferable to pack in soft bags rather than hard suitcases, as hard cases are more difficult to stow away in lockers onboard. It’s a good idea to choose soft bags with wheels or a collapsible trolley for ease of transport. What we guarantee you won’t need is a stepladder!
For early and late season sailing, before mid-May and after September, a fleece or sweater and some warm trousers may be necessary, and it’s wise to include wet weather gear too, just in case!