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The wind and the sun reflecting off the water and sails will dehyrdate you quickly. You are also probably eating a slightly different diet. I might suggest yogurt. On my three trips to Turkey, yogurt with honey and nuts was a staple for breakfast. That combined with a rule that anytime that anyone went below they came back with water resulted in a healthy crew. Adding iced tea mix or a powdered gastrolyte to the water helps with the flavour. Increasing your fibre intake, as mentioned earlier, will also help.
I also recommend to my crews that they check their urine after using the head. If it starts to smell and gets darker, you are dehydrating. Severe dehydration can be checked with a skin tent test on the back of your hand.
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Last edited by jackdale; 06-04-2010 at 06:32 PM.