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Soccerkid2296 05-30-2011 11:04 PM

I am going sailing for three weeks in BVI what do I need to take aboard the yacht?
 
Hey everybody my name is Ian. Im just trying to figure out what all inbred to take with me to sail. Just post what I'll need! Thanks, ian.

PaulinVictoria 05-31-2011 12:33 AM

Clean underpants, figure 4 days wear before washing (day 1 - normal, day 2 - back to front, day 3 - inside out normal, day 4 -inside out back to front).
Money to buy drinks.
Swimming shorts. Hat. Sunglasses. Job done :)

Zanshin 05-31-2011 01:21 AM

Take less of everything than you think you need, apart from spending money.
You can buy any item you might require in the islands and don't need to carry it with you - a couple of shirts, shorts. Reading material is scarce but every bar/restaurant has a trading shelf for books (the Loose Mongoose has the best selection). Your boat will have sheets, pillows and towels and I'd just purchase the toiletries during your provisioning trip. Snorkels and fins are available either on the boat or to take along from the charter company.

A camera, preferably a small waterproof digital one, is a nice-to-have and if you like music you should bring an iPod or MP3 player and hope that your boat's radio has an input cable for it. If music is a priority then one of those small devices that take the output from an iPod and broadcast it on an FM frequency is nice since every boat radio will take that as input.
Oh, if you do drink then I'd bring along your favorite analgesic as those are much cheaper in the US than elsewhere.

tomperanteau 05-31-2011 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria (Post 735740)
Clean underpants, figure 4 days wear before washing (day 1 - normal, day 2 - back to front, day 3 - inside out normal, day 4 -inside out back to front).
Money to buy drinks.
Swimming shorts. Hat. Sunglasses. Job done :)

LOL! Can I plagiarize that?

I would only add that you need the makings for margaritas and some rambunctious and open-minded ladies.

TQA 05-31-2011 09:35 AM

Unless you are already well tanned take some serious waterproof suncream, lip salve and a long sleeved shirt.

Lots of lobster coloured charterers can be seen on day 2/3.

Soccerkid2296 05-31-2011 09:35 AM

Thanks for posting but I am living on the yacht as well. Anything in particular I need?

CaptFoolhardy 05-31-2011 10:46 AM

Here is a list from SailonLine.com, a great source of information for yacht charterers:
What to Pack for Your Charter | Sailonline.com
The rest of the site has tons if info for first timers as well.

Have a great time! :)

richardbur10 05-31-2011 10:59 AM

Money!

MylesK 05-31-2011 12:40 PM

Hey SoccerKid -- here are my recommendations:

1) Good sunglasses! (Two pair if you've got 'em)
2) Suntan lotion
3) Bathing suits (4)
4) Shorts (2)
5) T-Shirts (4)
6) Lightweight linen pants (1) -- if you go for a nice dinner
7) colored shirt (1) -- if you go for a nice dinner
8) cash -- plan on $40/night at a mooring ball plus another $200/week
9) visa card -- not many places take Amex
10) crazy glue -- sounds weird, but it's far better than a band-aid for bigger lacerations. Always good to have around.

Now, it depends on what your charter company provides for the boat. You'll need to remember toilet paper, paper-towels, charcoal for the BBQ, matches, etc. You may want to order from Bobby's (Bobby's Market Place, British Virgin Islands - Supermarket, Villa and Yacht Provisioning Specialists) terrible site, but GREAT service!

Let me know if you need more info.

SVAuspicious 05-31-2011 01:43 PM

Toothbrush


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