Have a look at the general weather forecast for the week, and think about the time of year. This will instruct you on what sort of things to bring with you. Bare in mind that we will be sailing at night when it can be considerably colder than in the day.
Ideally your things should be packed into a collapsable holdall or rucksack. Please do not bring a large suitcase as they can be hard to stow on board. If you have any questions about the type or size of your bag then feel free to email Andy Anderson (profile).
Here is a list of some things we recommended you bring on the trip:
Remember that there will be Club waterproofs available for everyone on the trip (included in the cost of a training trip, small fee for rental on a cruising trip). These are all Musto MPX and include a jacket and salopettes (trousers).
Do not forget to bring a sleeping bag. We usually recommend an all season sleeping bag, although in the particularly cold months you might want a thicker sleeping bag. There is no bedding on board, and we don't usually have a spare sleeping bag for you to borrow. A small travel pillow and ear plugs are recommended to improve your nights sleep on the boat!
As long as you are careful, it's fine to bring electronics on the boat. Most people bring phones and cameras on trips. The boat has a sound system for playing music up on deck and down below, there is a CD player and you can stream music from your phone with Bluetooth or plug it in with an auxillary audio cable.
Think carefully before bringing a laptop, as you are unlikely to use it (unless you need it for some reason). However people have brought them on trips in the past without any problems.
If you have a history of getting seasick, or don't know if you will get seasick or not, then it's a good idea to bring some seasickness tablets just in case. We recommend Stugeron which are available from most pharmacists. Although many people prefer Kwells, which are also available over the counter and have the advantage of quicker action.
If the trip is either abroad, will be going abroad or into foreign waters, then you will need to bring your passport. This will be made clear on the trip page. In this case, do not forget to bring your Passport and to check that it is in date! If you require a holiday VISA to travel to Europe then please let us know when you sign up and contact Andy Anderson (profile).