Sailing holidays are about relaxation and fun with an adventurous touch. In every adventure, safety comes first, so make sure that you have not omitted anything it would worry you later. Here are our top boating safety tips to bear in mind; most of them are self-explanatory, but they are also easy to forget or to ignore as unnecessary. Add them to your pre-departure checklist and prepare yourselves perfectly for your most amazing sailing holidays in the Mediterranean!
- Life jackets
Life jackets are the most essential part of your safety equipment. Before you sail, make sure you know where the life jackets are stored and that every passenger has tried and fitted correctly to their vests. Children passengers must be mentioned on booking, to ensure that the boat is well equipped with children life jackets accordingly.
- Local Weather
Before setting sail from one itinerary to another, make sure you are well informed about the local weather conditions. In case you see dark clouds gathering or feel the wind getting stronger, we would advise to stay on the marina until the weather clears up.
- Pre-departure Checklist
Before you embark to your dreamy sailing holidays, follow a pre-departure checklist with all the essentials you might need on board, such as important medicines, first-aid kit, batteries, flashlight.
- Float Plan
Before you depart, discuss with the skipper about your desired route and plan your itineraries along. If you are on bareboat sailing holidays, get informed about potential dangers on your route and tell people ashore where you are sailing.
- Clothing and footwear
Your clothing depends on the weather conditions, but your attire must be both comfortable and waterproof. Keep in mind that it can get chilly in the evening, so keep your windproof jacket handy in case you need it.
The most appropriate shoes to wear on a boat are non-slippery, soft rubber-soled closed shoes or flip flops. High heels and platforms are not only totally uncomfortable and easy to loose balance, but also they can damage the shiny wooden deck. Here's a checklist with the absolutely necessary things you should pack for your comfortable sailing holidays, ensuring that you are prepared for any eventuality!
- Αlcohol Consumption
Having a cocktail party on board is really cool, but try not to get totally drunk on a moving sailing vessel. A wasted behavior could not only ruin everyone else’s fun on board, but firstly is a matter of self-protection to avoid injuries.
Now you possibly safest than ever to embark on those amazing sailing vacations you’ve always been dreaming of. So, what are you waiting for? Book now and find out that making a dream come true, is just a click away!