4 Things You Should Do When Sailing in Europe

Summer days are great for sailing experiences. Cruising through the sea with the horizon far away and wind blasting against your skin is so freeing. It can also be a very rewarding hobby if you want to take your time to learn the ropes well. You can relieve stress and get a couple of health benefits from it too.  

If you’ve always desired to set sail, then there are some things you should do before embarking on a trip, especially on this side of the globe. Whether you’re heading on a day’s journey, a week-long exploration, or learning the technique for future bareboat rides, there are some things to keep in mind.

  1.    Choose Your Charter Boat

There are three major charter experiences you can choose between as a first-time sailor. If you’re a newbie, it’s not recommended to select a bareboat since it provides the boat only. A skippered charter for a small vessel with a skilled captain is a better idea. However, the best is the crew option where you have nothing to do with the ride but to enjoy.

  1.    Get Familiar with Where You’re Going and the Weather Conditions

Every destination has its own challenges as well as attractions that can have an impact on your sailing experience. It’s always wise to do your own research and find out as much information as possible about the place you’re planning to go.

For instance, a montenegro yacht sailing experience typically helps you to explore a combination of features. They include crystal clear-waters that create spectacular seaside sceneries and beautiful mountains.  You can also enjoy low VAT rates on marine services and duty-free fuel on these sides of Europe.

  1.    Choose the Right Footwear

A boat can get slippery, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise. That’s why shoes may be one of the most valuable pieces of apparel that you should bring on board. Toe-covering sandals and rubber-soled boat shoes are good at preventing injuries. Flip flops and street footwear are bad ideas. Avoid black-bottom shoes at all costs.

  1.    Bring Some Food Supplies

Whether you’re sailing for a day or a month, think about food. Consider a few things while planning your meals:

  •         The number of people that’ll be on the boat plus the crew
  •         If any of the sailors has a food allergy
  •         The food items that you can keep best on board
  •         Opt for choices that are most practical. You may have to ignore the temptation of bringing fruit baskets or sushi.

Planning for nutritious as well as delicious meals for the people on board can boost their morale. Of course, there are limitations when it comes to access to equipment and ingredients for meal preparation. Proper planning avoids the scenario where you have to eat repetitive meals each day as this can quickly mar your sailing experience.

4 Things You Should Do When Sailing in Europe


To get a good sailing experience, there are so many things that you need to consider. First of all is the choice of the boat you’re going to charter as it may affect the extent to which you’ll enjoy your cruise. Also, knowing about your destination is very crucial. Additionally, you should plan your meals properly and choose the right sailing shoes.

Author: Ferna Mae

Ferna is a spontaneous traveler from the Philippines who had a great experience traveling her own country first before she embarked to other countries. She thrives to be more independent in her own skin. Connect with her at everywherewithferna@gmail.com

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