Checklist: what to pack in your bag for a sailing trip

It's not like you're going to the moon but when the time comes to pack your bag to go to sea, the anxiety can get to you: “what should I wear?”.

Checklist: what to pack in your bag for a sailing trip

CHECKLIST: WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR BAG FOR A SAILING TRIP

It's not like you're going to the moon but when the time comes to pack your bag to go to sea, the anxiety can get to you: “what should I wear?”. It's not a fashion show, so forget trying to look stylish: we have never seen a sea bream on the catwalk, so the fish are not going to judge you! Take your bag, a deep breath and our advice: it will all be fine.

Checklist: what to pack in your bag for a sailing trip

1) You are not going to a nudist camp

Take enough to cover yourself from head to toe, your body will thank you for it: UV, wind, cold, do not put your skin at risk. The Tribord team has more than one trick up its sleeve and has solutions to offer you in three stages:

 

Some “base layers”: take some clothes that can be used as "base layers" (T-shirts, polo shirts, long-sleeved T-shirts, etc.) that you will be comfortable in and that will protect you from UV rays. We have several base layers to offer you with a great added benefit: they are breathable and their component reduces odours... your crew will thank you!

 

One or two “mid layers”: don't lug around a dozen jumpers and cardigans. Choose one or two fleece jackets or warm pullovers that will be easy to put on when it's chilly. Your mid layer will never come into direct contact with your skin, so it's unlikely to get smelly enough to attract flies.  Don't overpack and stick to the essentials!

 

An “outer layer”: your outer layer is your best ally against inclement weather: even if you are not going on a sailing trip to brave the storm, nobody is immune to a bit of rain, a change in the wind or a nippy evening, so pack our favourite: the trusty sailing jacket!

a lifejacket

And even if you are a die-hard nudist well practised in the art of sailing in the buff, don't forget to pack a lifejacket in your bag. And the cherry on the cake is that it will adorn your torso and hide those nipples we don't need to see! If you do not want to invest in one, make sure that the hire company or the friends you are going with can provide you with a lifejacket.

Checklist: don't forget your personal belongings

2) The list of things we forget every time

Your mate Fred does not necessarily want to be sharing your personal space... unless you just so happen to be the supermodel girl of his dreams but let's assume that's not the case. So stop forgetting your sleeping bag, you're no longer a stick-thin teenager, so even if you squeeze up against Fred as much as you can it will still be difficult to fit both of you inside his sleeping bag.

On another note, your left foot's little toe recently contacted us: it wants to claim compensation for all the nocturnal assaults it is subjected to. We have managed to settle amicably, it will not take any further legal action against you if you promise to get a head torch for your future sailing trips!  

And finally, we see you coming like the champion you are: "don't worry guys, I've got my camera". OK, good. Have you emptied and charged said camera? No, we don't want to be too quick to judge but we know the story: proudly wanting to immortalise the moment you leave estuary waters you will brandish it, then have the sinking realisation that your card is full and you only have one bar of battery left. To successfully show off to your colleagues who went to Devon for their holidays don't forget to recharge your device's battery and format your memory card, the same goes for your smartphone!

2) THE LIST OF THINGS WE FORGET EVERY TIME

Your mate Fred does not necessarily want to be sharing your personal space... unless you just so happen to be the supermodel girl of his dreams but let's assume that's not the case. So stop forgetting your sleeping bag, you're no longer a stick-thin teenager, so even if you squeeze up against Fred as much as you can it will still be difficult to fit both of you inside his sleeping bag.

On another note, your left foot's little toe recently contacted us: it wants to claim compensation for all the nocturnal assaults it is subjected to. We have managed to settle amicably, it will not take any further legal action against you if you promise to get a head torch for your future sailing trips!  

And finally, we see you coming like the champion you are: "don't worry guys, I've got my camera". OK, good. Have you emptied and charged said camera? No, we don't want to be too quick to judge but we know the story: proudly wanting to immortalise the moment you leave estuary waters you will brandish it, then have the sinking realisation that your card is full and you only have one bar of battery left. To successfully show off to your colleagues who went to Devon for their holidays don't forget to recharge your device's battery and format your memory card, the same goes for your smartphone!



Don't forget your unicorn socks!

Checklist: don't forget your personal belongings

3) Your personal belongings for the good of the community

Another thing that could potentially lead to conflict with Fred is that he is not going to gladly lend you his favourite kangaroo boxers with a portrait of his cat Vladimir on the buttocks. Take enough underwear to be comfortable for the duration of your nautical escapade.

 

Now it's not like us to be party poopers but we have to admit something to you: that beetroot complexion with a hint of orange is not a good look. So get your sun cream out (not the factor 10 tanning oil one) and spread it on your nose and those of your friends to turn it into a bit of fun.

 

A scout once told us: "A scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances". We said that's great but under one condition: a scout will only whistle if we deem his breath to be fresh! A toothbrush and some other toiletries will be welcome on board so that you can all sing together "I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing on the sea…”

 

Our last tip if you are sleeping at anchor, take your best pair of pyjamas: flannel, lacy, well-worn, brand new, etc. Picture yourself for a moment without pyjamas and without a sleeping bag in the cabin with Freddy... Exactly. No need to thank us for that mental image, so remember us when you are packing your bag!

4) Crisps and chocolate

We're not going to give you any good reasons why you should half fill your bag with crisps and chocolate but if in the distribution of tasks you let your chia seed addict of a girlfriend do the shopping, you will thank us for this tip.

So you get the idea: no glittery tops ladies, no bow ties gentlemen! To fill your messenger bag you can't beat making a little list and focusing on the items that will really come in handy, stop saying "you never know", you are not going to end up at a dinner dance in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Checklist: what to pack in your bag for a sailing trip

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