What to bring

Please pack your gear in a soft holdall that can be stowed easily on the boat. We recommend the following items in addition to any clothing required when you go ashore

Waterproof jacket & trousers and quick drying clothes which can be layered
Warm clothing – fleece, thermal base layers
Bedding – sleeping bag and small pillow (if staying onboard)
Deck shoes/non marking shoes (check for stones in shoes with a tread)
Hat (sun or warm or both) scarf or buff if cold
Sailing gloves
Sunglasses and retainer
Suncream and lip salve
Head torch with a red-light option
Note pad, pencils and any navigation books you might need
Phone charger
Towels – wash towel and tea towel
Food and drink

What is provided

General domestic equipment provided

Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans – see boat guide for full list
Cleaning materials including washing up liquid, surface cleaner, cloths,
Toilet rolls, kitchen towel and bin bags
Please use the chopping board provided to prevent damage to the galley surfaces and saloon table.
Gas igniter and matches are on board but it is a good idea to bring spare


Full documentation is located at the chart table or equivalent.

Chart Table Contents

  • Local chart pack
  • Reeds Almanac
  • Portland plotter, dividers, pencils and rubber
  • Log book

Ships Papers Folder (black)

  • All regulatory paperwork
  • Boat certificates – Coding cert, Life jacket cert, Gas cert, Fire cert, Ship radio cert, registration doc (if registered)
  • Seastart certificate
  • Incident report form
  • Compass deviation card
  • Solas cards

Boat Guide Folder (turquoise)

  • Boat guide
  • Base guide

Cross Channel

Overseas travel pack, including courtesy flags & vessel documentation is available on request