What to pack for a sailing holiday on Phoenix
What is included
The following will be included in your voyage:
- Sailing Instruction
- Safety Equipment (Life jackets and harnesses)
- All meals on board & refreshments throughout the day
- Soft drinks on board
- Bed linen, duvet, pillows
- A real adventure!
What is not included
You will need to bring the following:
- Alcoholic beverages (these can be purchased on board- consumption is at the discretion of the Skipper)
- Wellie boots
- Waterproof jackets & trousers
What to bring
Please limit yourself to one soft bag or rucksack as there is limited storage space on board. No hard suitcases please!
Phoenix does not provide waterproof jacket and trousers to guest sailors, so please bring a properly waterproof jacket and trousers on all voyages. These don't have to be expensive sailing oilskins, walking and cycling waterproofs are usually adequate and much lighter to pack, so there really is no need to buy a coastal sailing jacket (unless you really want an excuse to invest in your future sailing).
- Proof of Covid 19 vaccination dates & status (See our terms & conditions: Basically to be safe for all guests and crew in a confined space we ask that you keep your covid vaccination status up to date with appropriate boosters. All crew and volunteers will be expected to be vaccinated too). This is especially important for any trips outside UK waters.
- Passport for European or Ireland Voyages, Reciprocal Free Health Care card in Europe.
- Hats for sun and cold weather.
- At least two sets of warm clothes - layers e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shirts, fleece jacket, wool jumpers, thick socks, and neck scarf. It can get cold at sea even in mid summer. If you'd like to climb the rig, make sure you bring some clothes that you don't mind getting a little tar-stained!
- Swim suit, towel, and suntan lotion.
- A wetsuit for wild swimming if you would like to bring one.
- Flat shoes with a good grip e.g. trainers or sailing deck shoes.
- Sailing boots or wellies (an alternative to boots in summer is to bring another pair of flat shoes with a good grip in case the first pair get wet).
- All terrain type sandals are great for dinghy trips ashore – but you do need shoes which protect your toes for sailing.
- Walking boots are useful and can be these can be worn on deck too
- A small rucksack is useful for going ashore
- Camera, binoculars, sketchbook, a relaxing read.
- Any medication, spare spectacles. Seasickness tablets and/or pressure point wristbands- check with your Doctor, which brand if you suffer asthma or are on medication.
- RYA Cruising Logbook or similar if you want to log your sailing experience e.g. sea miles, night hours
- Musical instruments are always welcome!