What should I bring on my sailing holiday?

The most important items to pack for your sailing holiday in Greece  (IN SOFT BAGS ONLY) are...

Sun hat, swimming costumes, shorts, t-shirts and a camera! Make sure you bring some sun protection as it's easy to forget how strong the sun is in the Mediterranean when you are on the water being cooled by the Greek Ionian breeze.

During the summer months the weather across the Greek Ionian is warm both day and night but you may wish to bring a light jumper or jacket just in case. During spring and autumn it is still warm during the day, but can be cooler at night and long trousers and a lightweight fleece or jacket for the evenings may come in handy. You may wish to bring a lightweight waterproof jacket in case of the very occasional shower.

You will need soft-soled shoes for on board your yacht, ideally a pair of deck shoes with light coloured non marking soles which will give you good grip and won’t leave marks on deck.

Because all of our yachts are the most modern available they come with top class specifications. This includes a great CD stereo/radio complete with Ipod socket so you may want to bring some of your favourite CD's or your Ipod (MP3 player) and enjoy your favourite music whilst relaxing in the  stylish and spacious cockpit area or in the modern and comfortable saloon. 

Don't forget a mobile telephone and charger so that you can keep in contact with base and receive weather forecasts via text message.

Finally, don't forget to bring your original sailing qualifications with you.

What to bring on your yacht charter sailing holiday - check list

The best advice is to travel light when coming on a sailing holiday. Dress is casual on in the Ionian so you won’t need different clothes for every evening.

  • Passport(s)
  • Flight Tickets (Check names shown on the flight ticket match those shown on the individual passports)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Sailing certificates (originals)
  • For those taking sailing courses with us in Greece x2 passport photos for your certificates
  • Credit Cards/Debit Cards and local currency
  • Mobile telephone, charger and european adapter to keep in contact with base & to receive weather forecasts via SMS
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel (yacht towels are provided)
  • Soft soled shoes &/or deck shoes
  • Jumper or light fleece
  • Waterproof jacket in early or late summer
  • Hat & sunglasses (with cord)
  • T-shirt/tops and long sleeve casual shirts/tops
  • Shorts and casual long trousers
  • Toilet bag with toiletries
  • Suntan cream (protection)
  • Sea sickness pills such as 'Stugeron'
  • Insect Repellent - gel, spray or cream
  • Anti-histamine ointment and tablets (for insect bites/stings) & any essential medication
  • Camera / camcorder with strap, batteries & spare memory cards, film or tapes
  • Your choice of MP3, Ipod or CD’s to play on board
  • Books & magazines to read
  • Snorkeling mask and flippers if you have them
  • Two-pin adapter for charging phones etc.
  • 12 volt adapter for charging phones, etc. on-board (using cigarette lighter socket)