Small Ships Race

What to Bring

Adventure sailing kit list

When you join us for an adventure sailing voyage, we will provide all your safety gear when on board (e.g. lifejacket, safety harness) as well as waterproof clothing (jacket & trousers), so there’s no need to buy expensive kit to bring with you.

Please make sure your kit is packed in a soft collapsible bag so that it can stowed in your locker. We recommend the following (but give us a call if you are in any doubt):

  • Trainers or soft soled shoes
  • 2 Warm jumpers or fleeces (synthetic fabrics work best as they dry easiest)
  • 2 Pairs of trousers (preferably not jeans)
  • Warm hat & gloves
  • Toiletries, swim wear and a towel
  • Warm tops that you can wear in layers
  • Sun hat/cap, sunglasses, high factor sun cream (at least SPF30), lip balm
  • A few t-shirts (a long-sleeved one is useful)
  • Water bottle
  • Shorts
  • Socks & underwear
  • Spare glasses (if you wear them)
  • Small bag or rucksack (for visiting ashore)
  • Pocket money

For those on medication – please make sure that you have provided full details on your booking form, that any bottles are clearly marked and make sure you have enough to last the voyage.

Electrical items: We understand that you may want to bring a mobile phone with you and, when in  port, you can charge your phones on Leader and Provident. If sailing on Golden Vanity please bring a charger which could also be used for a car cigarette-lighter. Please note that phones and other electrical items can get easily damaged by salt spray.

Insurance: The Trinity Sailing Foundation insurance will not cover damage to/loss of personal belongings, so we strongly recommend you get your own insurance. For further information on insurance you can speak to Everards who offer a scheme specifically designed for sailing outside of UK territorial waters (more than 12 nautical miles offshore). Telephone 01322 394 504 or email