Sailing with St. Bart's:
You Can't Beat the Experience


St. Bart's Sailing Members' Handbook 2003


Sailing Guidelines

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.
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Deck Shoes (assume they will get soaked)
  • Clothes for 20° less than predicted temperature
  • Windbreaker
  • 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)
  • Skippers, all day and evening sails

    • All of above
    • Ice
    • Hand bearing compass
    • Sharp knife
    • Chart
    • Protractor
    • Dividers
    • Pencils
    • Eldridge Tide and Pilot book
    • Cruising Guide (most of these items are aboard Bright Star)

    Serious night sailing
    • Harness
    • 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)
    • Hammock
    • Pocket flashlight
    • Ziplock bags (several large and small)
    • Sleeping bag and pillow
    • Book
    • Flask
    • 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.


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