Originally Posted by sailingdog
Go down on Friday... It'll help get you adapted to the boat's motion and make seasickness less likely... and besides, it'll be time to get familiar with the boat and her systems... and with your fellow crew.
If being on a boat with total strangers is a problem... don't go cruising..
I can be on a boat with strangers - but I'd prefer to have my own boat and have my friends aboard.