Since I had never even been on a day sailing trip before, I certainly didn’t know how to pack for The Yacht Week and seven days on a boat (read more about the trip through the Thai islands here).
I asked for suggestions on my Facebook Page and was impressed by all the responses I got – people go sailing more than I thought – what have I been doing?? The best help came from Liz Gillooly of Moxie & Epoxy, which makes sense as she’s a sailboat captain (how cool is that?). Here’s what she had to say:
Bathing suit and a hat. You’re good to go.
Seriously though, if I was doing it this would be my bag:
You’ll probably spend your days in a bathing suit so you don’t need to worry about too much else.
Then she said, “Didn’t realize it was for The Yacht Week, the packing list is slightly different for an event like that!”
There’s a loose dress code when it comes to The Yacht Week. We were told to follow the “Three C’s of TYW Fashion: Cool, Casual, Classy” as well as bring a nicer evening outfit for a special Christmas dinner and white outfit for one evening’s white beach party. Along with those guidelines, it was pretty much bathing suits (Liz was totally right), cover ups and sandals all day, everyday.
If I were to do it again, this is what I would take.
Clothing (or lack thereof)
Don’t take anything you particularly love with you if you can help it. Between things easily going overboard, being misplaced or ruined it’s best to just stick with the basics.
Have you been sailing before – what else would you add to the list??
Heading on a trip with The Yacht Week (or just need more watermelon floaties in your life)? Pin this for a future reading and packing list!
Note: I was a grateful guest of The Yacht Week but all opinions are my own.
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I’m hoping to go to Croatia this summer….can’t wait!
Love the watermelon!
Thanks for the packing list! I am headed to Yacht Week Greece in less than a month! Woohoo, can’t wait. Also, love the watermelon. I opted for a giant Flamingo !!
On a BVI Yacht Charter for a week! I know u said bring many swimsuits? How many exactly?! And should I bring boat shoes like sperry’s
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