Essential Sailing Packing Tips: Gear up!

Let me share some essential sailing packing tips for a more enjoyable sailing trip. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-timer like me, having the right essentials will make a world of difference during your maritime adventure.​

  1. Sailing Shoes: Sturdy, non-slip footwear is essential to ensure your safety onboard. Sailing shoes with good grip will keep you steady even when the deck gets wet.

  2. Windproof Clothes: Lightweight windproof jackets or layers are a must to shield you from the ocean breeze. Even on warm days, the wind can get quite chilly while sailing.

  3. Waterproof Phone/Camera Case: Preserve your precious memories by keeping your phone or camera safe from water splashes and unexpected showers with a reliable waterproof case.

  4. Sailing Gloves: Protect your hands from rope burns and rough surfaces with sailing gloves. They provide a comfortable grip and are indispensable for those who actively participate in sailing maneuvers.

  5. Sunglasses & Hat: Shield your eyes from the sun’s glare with polarized sunglasses and don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from the sun.

  6. Seasickness Medication: If you’re prone to motion sickness, it’s wise to bring seasickness medication. The last thing you want is to miss out on the fun due to queasiness.

  7. Mosquito Repellents: When you dock near the shore or find a secluded bay, pesky mosquitoes may make an appearance. Pack some mosquito repellent to enjoy your evenings without unwanted guests.

  8. Portable Batteries: Keep your devices charged with portable batteries. You never know when you’ll want to capture that perfect sunset or share your sailing escapades with the world.

  9. Light & Comfy Summer Clothes: Opt for lightweight, breathable clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably during your sailing activities.

  10. Swimwear: Of course, you can’t forget your swimwear! The inviting waters of the Aegean Sea will beckon you to dive in and create unforgettable moments.

Armed with these essential items packed in a soft bag, you’ll be well-prepared to set sail for the captivating Island of Thasos or any other sailing destination you choose. May your sailing journey be filled with wonder, camaraderie, and a profound connection to the sea’s beauty. Bon voyage and happy sailing, dear adventurers!


Note: The mentioned items were the ones I found most useful during my sailing experience in Greece. Depending on the duration and type of sailing trip you plan, you may want to adjust your packing list accordingly.


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