Ocean Passage travel and kit list

Travelling to Plymouth

When joining us in Plymouth, we will be based in Mayflower Marina. Richmond Walk, Plymouth PL1 4LS.  The marina is 10 mins in a taxi from either the train or the bus station. 

See Mayflower Marina including their Location Map  for further information.

 

Arrival on board
Please let us know your flight details so that we know when to expect you.
Embarkation time is 1800.
Disembarkation time is 1000.

If you arrive earlier or your flight is due to depart later than theses times, you may leave your bags on board whilst you explore ashore. If your flight is due to arrive later than 1800 do not worry, we will adapt the evening programme to suit your arrival time. If you experience any delays whilst travelling, please let us know.

Travel Documentation

Passport
You may require a valid in date passport if you are taking a flight in UK, or if your trip ends outside UK.

Travel Insurance
It is a condition of booking that you require travel insurance. Please bring evidence of travel insurance with you together with the emergency contact numbers. This travel insurance must cover you for medical evacuation from the boat and repatriation. Please be aware that a lot of travel policies have exclusions for hazardous sports, and sailing is often listed as one of them, this means your regular insurance provider may not be giving you suitable cover for this trip. Please check with your insurance company.
For insurance that does cover sailing try GH Insurance or Dogtag Insurance
We also recommend that you carry your EHIC with you. Apply for one free on line here

Guest Information form
To ensure your comfort and safety on board we need to know a little bit more about you. After we receive your booking we will e mail you a guest information form. Please complete it and e mail it back to us to ensure that we have the relevant information to make your holiday a success. Please check that you tetanus vaccinations are up to date.

What to Bring

On all long distance passages the weather can vary tremendously.  Even on the warm sunny days, the wind chill makes it cooler whilst we are underway and so it is important to have enough clothes to wrap up warm. When packing please remember to use a soft bag – there is no room for hard suitcases on board. Please also note that whilst we have more stowage space than a smaller yacht, space is still limited.

We provide you with:

Use of breathable foul weather gear
Use of lifejacket and safety harness – company policy is to wear these all the time so polo shirts are often better than t shirts to protect your neck
Duvet, pillow, linen and one large towel

When packing for a sailing trip please remember that lots of thin layers are better than one thick one. It is easier to cool down than to warm up, so we recommend that you start with a lot of layers, and if they are too much you can always take one off.

Bearing this in mind we advise you to bring

Thermal long johns and tops
T Shirts/Polo shirts
Polo necked jumpers
Thermal Mid layer trousers and thermal mid layer top
or
Fleece Jumpers – please do not bring woolen jumpers as they are difficult to dry
Fleece Trousers or tracksuit bottoms
Sailing/Walking trousers – please do not bring jeans as they do not dry
Fibrepile Jacket or other similar warm jacket
Socks – 4 - 6 pairs of thermal socks and 4 – 6 pairs of thin inner socks
Fleece Hat
Fleece neck warmer
Gloves
Sailing boots with non marking soles, or clean gardening wellies will do. Keeping your feet dry is important
Deck shoes with a non marking non slip tread (fine treads are more effective than deep treads)

Much of this clothing is available from specialised sailing shops, but can be expensive. Any outdoor clothing for walking, skiing, hiking etc will work just as well.

Casual clothes to wear ashore
Shoes/trainers for walking ashore
Swim suit
Shorts
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Wash Kit
Personal medication - please bring sufficient for the trip plus some spare.  Please bring any medication you may need in an emergency.
Small selection of your favourite CD’s and books
Camera and film
Small pair of binoculars to spot the wildlife

There is a hairdryer on board for your use, please do not try plugging your own hairdryer in.
There are 240V sockets available to charge up phones, cameras, electric razors etc.

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