Accommodation and Kit
There are two bunks in the focs’l and two in the saloon with a quarter berth for the skipper. There is some stowage for bags and personal kit but as on most yachts space is limited so it is best to have two smaller, soft bags than one very large bag. A suitcase would be a problem!
All boats are prone to leaks and Driac, with her traditional deck, is no exception. You will be offered plastic bags for repacking and a breathable bivvy bag for your sleeping bag, but it is a good idea to pack small items of clothing into plastic freezer bags and maybe get an aquapac for your phone. There are USB charging points aboard.
All safety gear (lifejackets, lifelines etc.) is provided. If you have sailing waterproofs then bring them but if not, let us know in good time and we can provide a set for hire for the week. A sleeping bag can also be provided if you need one.
What to Bring
- sleeping bag
- wellies (sailing or garden type)
- warm hat
- sun hat and sunscreen
- warm gloves (also not a bad idea to get a pair of fingerless sports gloves; with leather palms for rope handling)
- trousers x 2
- shirts x 3 or 4
- T shirts/vests x 3 or 4
- For spring or autumn trips bring thermal underwear as well
- fleece tops/jumpers x 2 or 3
- passport (if making a passage to Ireland or France)
As a general guide we work on £100 per full day aboard, per person. For this you will get your place on the boat, skipper, any training element, all food while aboard and up to one night per week in a marina. The cost of any extra marina nights will be shared between the crew and if you choose to eat ashore we ask you to pay for yourselves and share the cost of the skipper’s meal.