Sailing with St. Bart's:
You Can't Beat the Experience
St. Bart's Sailing Members' Handbook 2003
Checklist: Recommended Sailing Supplies
All sailors, all day and evening sails
| ||A Note About Alcohol|
Beer, wine, and hard liquor are a welcome part of many cruises on Bright Star. However, the Skipper and First Mate have the right to forbid the consumption of alcohol to any person who they believe is a threat to the safety of the rest of the crew and/or themselves. Steering the boat or performing critical or dangerous tasks while intoxicated is prohibited.
Skippers, all day and evening sails
- Sunglasses and strap
- Deck Shoes (assume they will get soaked)
- Clothes for 20° less than predicted temperature
- Water repellent jacket
- Food and drink
- Change of clothes
- Sunblock (non-greasy/oily)
- Lip protector
- Hat (with strap)
- Motion sickness medication (take it at home before you leave or it's useless)
- Any personal medications (inform Skipper in private of any medical conditions that require regular medication and could affect your day)
- All of above
- Hand bearing compass
- Sharp knife
- Eldridge Tide and Pilot book
- Cruising Guide
(most of these items are aboard Bright Star)
Serious night sailing
- Flotation vest
- Emergency strobe
- Flashlight with red lens
All sailors, cruising weekends
- All of above for day and evening sails
- Extra batteries (for whatever needs them)
- Camera and film
- CDs (Bright Star has no tape player)
- Pocket flashlight
- Ziplock bags (several large and small)
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Favorite spices/recipes
- Clothes (see separate list)
Skippers, cruising weekends and longer trips
- All of above
- Small lock with key or combo
- Bungie cords
- Cotter pins
- Big trash bags
- Extra line
- Extra knife
- Waterproof matches
- Duct tape
- Pans and kitchen utensils that might be useful
- Basic medications/first aid supplies
What Not to Bring
- Avoid bringing liquids in glass containers.
- Do not bring narcotics or controlled substances.
- Do not bring flammable liquids.
- Do not bring firearms or fireworks.
- Do not bring valuables such as jewelry.
- Do not bring appliances which require an AC outlets unless you learn from your Skipper that you will be visiting a port where power will be available.