Hidden Gems

Preparing for a Sailing Holiday

By Jenny Wilson
on  December 22, 2014

A sailing holiday is likely to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable getaways you ever take. However, to get the most from it, you need to be properly prepared. There are a number of steps you can take to get ready for your holiday.

Choose a Destination Carefully
Obviously preparation for any holiday starts with choosing a destination. There are many wonderful destinations for sailing around the world, especially in the Mediterranean, and they all offer very different and unique experiences. In order to get the most enjoyable holiday, you should be sure to choose the one that best suits your interests.

Make Sure You Pack Properly
There are many essential things that you should take with you on your holiday. Make sure you pack properly so you don’t get caught out. You will need comfortable clothing for hot weather, along with some warmer clothing or waterproofs because the weather isn’t 100% guaranteed even in the Mediterranean. You should also bring sunscreen, spending money and a camera along with multiple towels, comfortable footwear and, of course, swimwear. This list is not exhaustive.

Study Your Itinerary
You will probably enjoy your holiday more if you know what will happen and when to expect it. Even if you like surprises, it is probably best to have a general idea about the attractions and must-see sights for each destination. This doesn’t mean you need to study day and night until you can recite your itinerary from memory, but have a good look at it and get an idea of what will happen and when.

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