***Please pack in soft bags as stowage space is limited. Any suitcases may be thrown overboard!***

As well as your normal travel clothes and wash bag please pack the following. Please pack light as space is limited. Launderette facilities will usually be available at some point on the voyage or course.

  • oilskins (ideally – if you don’t have these bring normal waterproof top and bottoms)
  • wellington boots (non-marking soles, the Gill Short Cruising boot gives excellent grip can normally be purchased for around £35)
  • warm hat, scarf, thick socks and gloves
  • thermals 
  • thick jumper or fleece
  • sneakers with non-marking soles
  • complete change of dry clothing, including jumper, well tied up in bin bag
  • sunglasses
  • sun cream/sunblock
  • sleeping bag
  • towel and swimming kit
  • torch (head torch ideally with red filter for night sailing)
  • ear plugs
  • eye mask
  • passport (also any VISA and vaccination documents if applicable)
  • European Health card (EHIC card) or medical insurance


All safety equipment, including lifejackets, will be provided. Also pillows and pillowcases.