You’ve booked, now here’s some help with the tricky part, what to pack for you sailing holiday.
This information is aimed at people sailing on the schooner Trinovante but is a good guide for all sailing holidays.
All boats generally provide some basic equipment for guests on a sailing holiday and Trinovante is no exception.
Equipment SchoonerSail provides
Foul Weather Waterproofs
Very warm insulated water-proof flotation suits suitable for colder conditions. These will keep you toasty warm on Offshore Night Watches and sailing in Norway
You need to bring
Clean pillow case. We provide a pillow.
Pair of wellies. Any wellies will do. We might be able to lend you a pair – email us with your size. If you are buying some yacht wellies tend to be a bit lighter
Passport This is needed if your sailing holiday starts and/or finishes in a non UK port and we will be in more than one country during the voyage. No passport, no sailing holiday.
Non slip footwear – any non slip footwear will do, we are not a yacht so there is no need to buy expensive deck shoes.
Warm hat and clothing. Layers work best. Thick fleece, thin fleece, shirt, tshirt is a good layer set up. Thermal underwear is a great idea and doesn’t take up much room in your bag.
Gloves. Most people don’t bother with gloves, but if you do want to wear some, leather sailing gloves with no fingers may be best. It can be difficult to handle ropes in full gloves.
Towel and toiletries. Most people bring travel towels.
Strap to hold your sunglasses/glasses on with. Essential if you wear glasses.
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and loose clothing to cover up from the sun. Trinovante sails in Northern Europe so you are not going to roast but sometimes it can get surprisingly hot even in Norway.
Any medication that you need.
If you think you may need sea sickness medication Stugeron seems to be the one most people take. The active ingredient is Cinnarzine. We do have Stugeron onboard.
Travel insurance for sailing. For some of our holidays this means ‘offshore insurance’.
We do not require that you have travel insurance for our sailing weekends in the UK.
SchoonerSail’s Buying Travel Insurance For Sailing Holidays has more information about travel insurance.
One specialist sailing holiday insurer is Topsail Insurance. There are lots of other insurers and you do not have to use Topsail Insurance when you sail with us. They may or may not be the most suitable for you. No valid travel insurance when you arrive onboard, no sailing holiday.
Pack everything in a squashable bag, not a large suitcase. Remember space onboard is limited.
6 Nights 5th July to 11th July 2020 £855
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5th Aug to 13th Aug 2020 £1095
Transit the Kiel canal, sail to Ijmuiden to join Europes largest Festival Of Sail Limited Spaces Remaining
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15th August to 22nd August 2020 £850
Sheltered water coastal sailing to the beautiful old seaports of the Ijsselmeer Limited Spaces Remaining
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24th Aug To 31st Aug £755
Sail on an offshore voyage to the Thames Estuary in the UK
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5th September to 9th September 2020 £545
Sail the rural rivers of the Thames Estuary and sail up the Thames to Tower Bridge.
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