2005 international voyage - crew members of seven different nationalities

How to sail with us

What you need to bring

Please pack your kit in a soft bag – there’s no space to store a hard suitcase!

  • Passport or Identity Card (we may go abroad even on a short trip) [NB group leaders organising a full-boat group: if several members of your group don't have passports and it would be difficult to get them, please tell us in advance and we can specify a UK-only voyage. For individual bookings, please check with the office well in advance it you don't have a passport - it's a shame if the wind is perfect for France but we can't go because just one person has forgotten to bring a passport.]
  • A European Health Insurance card (in case you need medical treatment abroad)
  • Single duvet cover, single bedsheet and pillowcase - we will provide a duvet and pillow if you bring sheet and cover. Otherwise please bring a sleeping bag and your own pillow.
  • Warm clothing (even in summer it can be cold at sea)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Waterproof footwear (wellies are fine if soles are non-slip)
  • Trainers or deck shoes with non-slip soles
  • Underwear
  • Clothes to wear ashore
  • Wash kit (NB aerosols are a serious fire hazard and NOT allowed on board – bring roll-on deodorant)
  • Wet wipes (optional – but there are limited opportunities for showers)
  • Towel
  • Any regular medication / inhalers (you MUST tell our office in advance what you are taking)
  • Seasickness pills
  • Glasses or contact lenses if needed (NB bring spares; contact lens cleaning solution; a strap to hold your glasses on)
  • Swimming kit (you can’t swim off the boat or beach with no lifeguard, but we may go to a pool)
  • Sun cream, sunhat (e.g. baseball cap), sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Personal belongings such as camera, torch, diary
  • Pocket money (English money certainly, and Euros if you like, or the relevant currency for overseas and Tall Ships voyages)
  • RYA logbook (if you have one. Useful for building sailing qualifications. Available on board for £6)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award book (if you have one)
  • Your Crew Handbook (which will be sent to you in the post before the start of the voyage)

PLEASE NOTE: Energy drinks such as Monster, Red Bull and similar are not allowed on the boat; nor is chewing gum; and we ask people to bring only a small amount of sweets.

If you choose to bring a device for listening to music, please make sure you pack some headphones!

Waterproof clothing, safety harnesses and lifejackets are provided on board

There are also a few warm fleeces for people to borrow if you get cold.

Crew handbook (pdf)









“This has been one of the most amazing experiences...you can’t really imagine until you give it a go.” Amy