Sailing trip / Croatia August 2008Sailing Info Sailing Info
It would be useful for everyoneto read the following overview of important stuff. Wehave a wide spectrum of people onboard: from licensed skippers, very experiencedsailors, those less experienced, to completely non-experienced people. Those who areexperienced know much more than this; those less experienced might want to refreshtheir memories; non-experienced people will probably need all information. Whateveryour level of expertise– please, read carefully!
We are going for summer sailing trip in Croatia, more precisely toDalmatiancoast. Youcan expect hotweather(up to 35 degrees), with an occasional short summer storm (thoseare quite rare; with a bit of luck, we’ll miss them completely).Even on a big boat such as ours, temperature differences are a few degrees more extremethan on the coast. During the day, we might experience a couple of very hot hours; duringthe night, it might get surprisingly chilly. There’s only 1 cm of plastic between you andthe elements – water, air and sunshine, so every variation of weather is felt much strongerthan in the house.
What to take onboard
Our boat will be quite packed - we’re completely full. In general, you will have to stuff all your possessions into your cabins. For this reason, restricting baggage to one standard-sized rucksack (50-70 L)is strongly recommended. You might need additional stuff foryourwhole trip – no problem, you can leave them in cars parked in the marina. Whileonboard, however, please do not exceed the recommended baggage.Recommended equipment for one week:
Two pairs of shoes (at least, flip-flops and a pair of firm, closed shoes). Shoesmust be non-marking, i.e. have soft soles – please, no high heels!
Spare socks/trousers/shirts/etc. (you might get your “evening clothes” wet– it’suseful to have a replacement. General rule of thumb is: one T-shirt & pair of underwear per day, 3-4 pairs of socks, two short trousers, 1-2 long trousers, 2 longsleeve cotton shirts, 1 fleece jacket, 1 waterproof jacket).
Washgear – soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste…
Sunglasses (optional, but very useful)
Suncream (you can share, but make sure you’ve got enough)
Any necessary medication (I will have sea-sickness medicine for those who need)
Spare film/discs for cameras (you might not be able to purchase those on islands)