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Enjoy plunging into the adventure. Do take seaksick meds, take several if you don't know what works for you yet, try them out at home first if you can. Take sunblock, sailing gloves, a sunhat and proper attire which hopefully you already have. If not, hurry out to get it. If you're dressed properly (warm/cool and dry) the trip will be much happier.
You might want to get a personal PFD and GPS/EPIRB locator as an investment in your own safety gear. The electronics have become dirt cheap compared to what they used to be. Many of us would prefer our own safety gear rather than trust what might or might not be on the boat, no matter how well we trust the captain.
And a good sharp personal knife, always a useful thing in case some line decides to get unsocial with your body parts.