Agree, inability to sleep or rest is fatal. If someone is prone to have insomnia, ask one's doctor to prescribe some sleeping pills. Get some good stuff, OTC does not work well. LOL.basically didn't get any sleep at all, which negatively affected my ability to crew the next day. Now, they're in the kit.
. There is always a reality check at the Gate. The girl at the counter says: Your bag is 5 lbs over, that will be additional charge of $200....hahaha.By the look at all the stuff people suggest you take you will need your own boat to transport it!
x10. It is nice if it is both ways, but more importantly is from Captain to crews. Doing a passage in a boat, one must accept that it is not a democratic system. The captain makes the rules, I follow his rules until I leave his boat. Everyone has his pet peeve and all have their own reasons. Some of them may be good rules that I will adapt them into my practice, some of not so good I leave them in the back burner.Communication is key -
Leadership is often more important than seamanship. Some can bring out the best from other (crews), some only know how to bring out the worst of other.Suffice to say I didn't sail with them again, I was afraid their high blood pressure was contagious. Still, if weight is important to the skipper, you need to know about it before you pack.
Half and half ......are you for real or joking cant make it out but for me one of the most beatiful things in life is sailing with a full moon on big trade winds and rollers...
X10.There were some rules on the boat I was on that I found completely ridiculous but never made my opinions known.