What to take with you

Luggage organisation guide

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Mandatory things

Things you really must have when you come sailing:

  1. Passport or Personal ID, in accordance with the visas required in the country we are going to travel to
  2. Waterproof clothing, both for rainy days and for windy days
  3. Medium or high sunscreen protection lotion
  4. After sun lotion, just to make sure you don’t have any unpleasant surprises after a very sunny day
  5. Hat, scarf or any other accessory that can protect your head from the sun
  6. Pins, hair bands or, again, a scarf; you can be as creative as you want on a windy day – maybe a braided hairdo will fix the problem for you
  7. Bathing suit, the main clothing you will need during the sailing holiday; maybe something: eclectic, floral or digital print, bohemian via Adoreness – whatever suits you best
  8. One pair of flip flops and/or one pair of flat sandals – hey, you’re on a boat, not on the runway!
  9. Beach towel to take with you when we are exploring the beaches
  10. Light shoes, with non marking sole, flat, light colors, preferably some Converse/adidas/shoes type; NO WAY anything with heels or platform!
  11. Of course, don’t forget your sunglasses
  12. Cash, mainly necessary for the “on board money”, dinners at taverns and car/scooter rentals
  13. One round of warm clothes for chilly or windy evenings
  14. A medical mini-kit: some pills for pain, for cold, something antiallergenic and, who knows but it may come in handy, something for sea sick
  15. Natural/bio cosmetics – preferably the soap, shampoo or shower gel used to be bio to protect both the environment and skin exposed to the sun
  16. Flexible and foldable luggage – that means a trolley or a suitcase are out of discussion!

Optional things

Not mandatory things – but they might come in handy:

  • Sleeping bag – especially if you are sensitive to chilly nights or if you like to sleep on the deck, under the stars
  • Books – because you are on holiday, and holiday means relax!
  • A camera, for sunsets to remember
  • Swimming glasses and/or snorkeling equipment
  • Waterproof phone case for your mobile phone

FunSailing Girl


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FunSailing Skipper

Mandatory things

Things you really should have when you come sailing:

  1. Passport or Personal ID, in accordance with the visas required in the country we are going to travel to
  2. Waterproof clothing, both for rainy days and for windy days
  3. Medium or high sunscreen protection lotion
  4. Hat, cap or any other accessory that can protect your head from the sun
  5. Bath shorts and flip flops
  6. Light shoes, with white or light sole; don’t bring any shoes with metal insertions or black soleons or black sole
  7. Of course, don’t forget your sunglasses
  8. Cash, mainly necessary for the “on board money”, dinners at taverns and car/scooter rentals
  9. One round of warm clothes for chilly or windy evenings
  10. Natural/bio cosmetics – preferably the soap, shampoo or shower gel used to be bio to protect both the environment and skin exposed to the sun
  11. Flexible and foldable luggage – that means a trolley or a suitcase are out of discussion!

Optional things

Not mandatory things – but they might come in handy:

  • Sleeping bag – especially if you are sensitive to chilly nights or if you like to sleep on the deck, under the stars
  • Head flashlight – very useful during the night time
  • Camera, for sunsets to remember
  • Beach towel, to take with you when we are exploring the beaches
  • Swimming glasses and/or snorkeling equipment
  • Fishing equipment – and the fishing license as well, and you can buy that from the big marinas
  • A medical mini-kit: some pills for pain, for cold, something antiallergenic and, who knows but it may come in handy, something for sea sick
  • Waterproof phone case for your mobile phone

Useless things

You’ll probably never use them at all:

  • Mobile phone
  • Hand watch
  • Second pair of sunglasses
  • Third pair of shoes

Step by step

The first rule is about the luggage itself! A trolley or a suitcase is totally useless on a sailing holiday. Because it’s big, it takes up a lot of space and it will be hard to find a place for it on the boat. So, it’s best if you pack all your things in a flexible, foldable and easy to carry bag, preferably waterproof. When you go sailing for one week, you really don’t need more than two bathing suits, or two bathing shorts, for the guys. And, for sun protection, keep in mind to also pack a hat or a cap or a scarf. Clearly, an adequate sunscreen lotion should be packed as well. And don’t forget the sunglasses! You are now fully sun protected!

During the 7 days you’ll be spending on the sea you will see that you will use maximum 3-4 blouses/t-shirts/t-tanks. And you also have an extra FunSailing T-shirt, waiting for you on board! The easiest way to mix up a T-shirt/blouse is with short pants – and you don’t need more than 2-3 pairs. Of course, girls should have their summer dresses with them – but no more than two, so just pick your favorites! What is absolutely mandatory when going sailing, both for the ladies and the guys, is a wind stopper jacket – “la piese de resistance” when it comes to real good sailing days! As for shoes, besides the flip flops, a pair of Converse or sport shoes will be useful. Mind that most boats have a white deck, so the shoes you are packing for this holiday must have a non marking sole!

Ladies, you might also want to take a pair of flat sandals, something light and comfortable, easy to match. Nope, no high heels needed in this holiday! We guarantee they won’t help you make sensation on any of the boats!

Do you feel you still need a couple of ideas for things to pack, other than what’s already been mentioned above? Well, maybe a pair of long trousers and a sweatshirt, for chilly evenings. A medical mini-kit might be good as well. Take some pills for pain, some for cold, something anti-allergenic and, just in case, something for sea sickness. An after sun lotion could be good, just in case the sun was too strong. A small, easy to carry backpack, for the days when we rent scooters and/or cars and we go exploring the islands. It shouldn’t be too big, just enough to carry a towel, a bottle of water and a sunscreen lotion. Oh, and, of course, don’t forget your pajamas and the necessaire!

Other than that, just come with a good mood!
Ahoy!