GOOD PRACTICES AND SPECIAL CARE

For some it will be obvious but it is inevitable to mention the following:

Do not clog the toilet, for this, do not throw paper, cotton, personal hygiene items, etc. as it eventually clogging the toilet and you penalize charter company with significant “penalty” for the damages caused delays for the next charter. The toilet is an important board member, we will continue to exactly the instructions on their use and will not hesitate to call the boss if we do not “empty”, as a rule, never will force the mechanism or will throw nothing that has not previously been through stomach.

Control water consumption in a boat is scarce and precious. One must be restrained in the consumption of fresh water, it is preferable to consume in moderation, than having to enter port to refuel, a simple shower believing yourself at home … complete with tanks and sea water … there is much salt, your employer teach you how to save water.

We will always use bottled water for drinking and cooking, leaving deposits for personal hygiene and scrubbed.

Do not waste electricity because it can be a problem in the middle of a cove frustrating their vacation days, not completely spent batteries since they often break losing their resilience. We do not leave lights on and will recharge our phones according to the instructions of the pattern.

Fondee generously, the anchor is not enough to “hold” the boat, the chain is critical and if you have 50 meters of chain on your boat or sailboat, why anchor in the cove with 15 meters of chain?

Take care of the boat as his own, remember that on checking out, the charter company will discount all damage of his bail.

Do not let the sailboat or catamaran anchored while a responsible board the ship, no one likes to stay on the boat while the rest enjoy the landing but when a ship loses its holding ground almost always ends up on the rocks with losses very important and if we that most insurance will not be liable for losses without crew on board the ship, you can be found to be responsible for some damage very important sailboat.

FOOD ABOARD THE SAILBOAT

Keep it simple with cooking holidays are just days sailing and enjoy is preferable that pass them cooking and washing.

Make buying all week, before sailing with your sailboat. It is cheaper and more comfortable.

Unify criteria regarding brands and kinds of food.

Meals easy to prepare and that dirty little pasta, salads, meats, snacks, etc …

Avoid perishables (meat and summer fruits) and bulky (melons).

Do not buy drinks in glass or two liters in size. The mineral water in bottles of 1.5 l. (Figure 2 liters / person / day), and other drinks in aluminum cans.

Do not forget paper towels and toilet, dishwasher, wipes, tweezers and if you will not scrub, disposable plates and cups.

LIFE ON DECK

We will not use shoes with black rubber soles and avoid aboard sailboats with street shoes, you should use shirts or similar cover to avoid trauma to the fingers, especially when maneuvering.

When we come to the beach with sand in feet, towels … will delete before entering. Also avoid get wet inside to prevent possible slips.

On the cover we move always keeping one hand on the guard rail or fixed element, such as rigging, never will subject us to a sheet or any other place.

It is also important to cover certain order, a gust of wind can blow our towels, shirts … and an unwelcome wave can drown our mobile.

If we use protective creams, we will always do on a towel, because if not become the cover on a skating rink.

On entering port cover should be as clear as possible to facilitate mooring maneuvers and follow the pattern instructions.

LIFE IN THE INTERIOR

A requirement on sailboats and catamarans is the order, both inside (personal effects in common areas, scrubbed to do …) and cover (creams, towels, cameras …).

Sailing is advisable to put everything in place to prevent falls and fractures.

In the kitchen you should pay special attention:
Never cook it in a swimsuit. We use high liquid heating pans. Notified to “cook” if a wave is coming, but we are in a quiet cove (a jet ski pass near the boat, you can produce a sufficient wave, to shed what we’re cooking).

We never leave anything on the fire unattended.

COURTESY

Although only for a few days we will be marine or at least try, and it is worth knowing some standards of conduct specific navigators, without forgetting the land, which are given for granted.

The entrance to a harbor or bay is our debut, correct, serene and above all without shouting maneuver will make us true professionals.

In case to change to another boat, jump to land through her ​​bow, barefoot and annoying as possible.
If there is a move to separate the neighboring boat pushing, never will on the candlesticks, seek stronger sites (rigging, gives …).

Should be invited to another ship, arriving right is called banging on the hull and wait invite us up.
Do not scrub being anchored in a cove if we close neighbors, and if we use the toilet is not in more sure that no one is swimming near the boat. Descalzaremos whenever we go up to any boat.

When we go down to land on auxiliary motor try not to pass close to other boats or swimmers, especially in hours of rest.
And if there is doubt about how you should act in any other circumstances, always consult with the employer.

PARTNERS

Needless to say, the importance of fellow passengers, we should be tolerant people, be prepared to assist in everyday tasks, forget the problems at home, given that coexistence is narrow, and take into account the limitations of life on board a sailboat.

Good planning is essential for a happy journey. Starting from the chosen area navigation and meteorology in the area, the regime of prevailing winds, high waves and currents at the time of the trip.

THE CAPTAIN

Weather conditions may cause changes in the program, with variations on the same at the discretion of the employer, giving priority in this decision the security of the crew and the boat.

The route to follow during navigation along the coast is flexible and always depend on weather conditions and the interests of the participants. The pattern always has the final decision on the route depending on time available, weather, sea state, etc. Always with the premise safety of the vessel and crew.

The crew consists of a pattern of speaking, navigator and knowledgeable about the area, which usually is collaborating in the tasks of navigation and is responsible for organizing board for the proper functioning of the crossing and a Sailor depending on the length of the boat and at the discretion of the employer and / or organization for the relevant aids in making the journey.

The pattern governs the vessel, and further decides the route, the possibility or not to perform certain maneuvers, anchorages, etc ..

When you start the journey, the employer will give a series of instructions for the safety of everyone on the boat as well as the organization in it.

The boat and equipment must be left in proper condition to disembark since the end of the journey and made the check out, if there is any damage, would be borne by the participants.

HOW TO BAG LUGGAGE

The selection of nautical activities is very wide, so the kit and safety needs are varied. First we must say that in the sea, the best security measure is common sense and prudence.

Here we describe some of the basics you need to take to enjoy your activity.

Protective Creams

It is much more important than most people think. At sea we are under the constant action of sun, wind and salt water. We are not aware of the radiation received, because of the refreshing feeling of the breeze while browsing. You have to hydrate properly and use sunscreens with high protection factor.

SUNGLASSES

It is helpful to keep the temples of the eyewear secured by a rubber band behind the neck, to avoid falling into the water and can not recover. You have to use even on cloudy days. Ideally, that are flexible, anti reflective, polarized and anti shock.

NAUTICAL SHOES

If you’re going to get on a boat, it better be breathable, lightweight and have non-slip soles to avoid leaving marks on the deck (white soles). For most other activities do not need a specific shoe since it can perform barefoot while flip-flops on more than one occasion we serve.

LUGGAGE BAG

SUNSCREEN LOTION

It is much more important than most people think. At sea we are under the constant action of sun, wind and salt water. We are not aware of the radiation received, because of the refreshing feeling of the breeze while browsing. You have to hydrate properly and use sunscreens with high protection factor.

CAP

Also with a tape so that it is not the blow away. Better with rigid and curved bill, large enough to give adequate protection.

JERSEY

If you’re going out to sea, we recommend that you take a sweater will help us to keep warm at night. Cooling at sea than on land. A sailor who goes cold and not enjoy and is more sensitive to motion sickness.

VARIED CLOTHES

Even in summer it can be unpleasant stay long wet. On a boat, breathable jacket or water windbreaks protect us from moisture and spray. It should be comfortable and not hinder movement. A couple of swimsuits, bath towel and several T-shirts. Clothing Street (one or two changes) tracksuit or other comfortable clothing that shelters a little more will not be.

BACKPACK

Remember to bring a small backpack for the moments that you desembarcáis. (It is often forgotten frequently)

ACCORDING TO YOUR TASTES

We recommend you wear, goggles, snorkel and fins, enjoy daily environment. A book, an MP3 with your music and play some group will always come good. Prepare your camera, essential, will provide a sensational memories.

IMPORTANT

Because of the limited space on the boat, do not bring hard case and / or wheeled sports bag or just ride that can be folded. Do not forget to prepare a mini-kit, with four basic things, is always welcome, especially if you take any medication occasionally. Items for personal hygiene.

ADVICE OF FRIEND

I can not help but make a special mention and remind you with all the love you go on vacation, that are constantly veleros- catamarans and small faults. Try not establish a chain of complaints, disputes and claims either on board or with employees ports, as they are to help and do not act in bad faith, so that if a complication arises, request with love, education, understanding and patience , we will get better, fast and efficient response.

FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS

We have collected some of your concerns when booking a cruise sailing and we understand perfectly. If you have a question that is not then know and so we would like to make it known to the rest of clients and friends … .. account with us !!

HOW MUCH AM I GOING TO WEAR OUT DURING THE TRIP?

During the week we also’ll spend the holiday price, which already will have previously paid, an amount of 10 € / day / person approx. by way of boat for food and drink, for in our trips to Ibiza-Formentera diesel is included in the price and usual anchor in a protected cove, so avoid spending mooring (although by a small amount and according to consumption should moor in port at least once to recharge batteries, water and have a good shower). Then we will depend on each one if you want to do some kind of activity on land, dine in a restaurant or eating a paella, rent a bike or take a copichuelas. For other destinations or base ports check which includes the price and what is not.

CAN I USE MY PHONE?
Can you bring it to you. You have coverage for most of the journey, but remember that you can recharge the battery only when we are in a port, which is when we 220W power.

DO I HAVE TO DO THE SAME AS THE GROUP?

Obviously ground there is freedom to do what the group or not, but you must always heed the employer, and be in the place and time indicated to ensure the estimated time.

HOW LONG CAN I DO MY BOOK?
We do not have a set date, but the sooner you do it better, because you can be sure your summer vacation. Remember that the Balearic Islands attract large crowds especially in summer period.

AM I GOING TO BE SICK?
less people than we believe is tide, although in many cases it is psychological. Anyway if so, you can take some anti-seasickness pills preferably with caffeine, or get the anti-motion sickness bracelets are extremely effective.

FOOD AND DRINK

Meals and drinks are not included in the price, nor the pattern and seaworthy. It is recommended to pool before departure to cover moorings (if at any time you decidierais tie in port because, unless otherwise specified, are not included in the price) fuel consumption (depending on cruise specify whether to include or NO) and based buy food for cooking (salt, oil, rice, pasta, sugar, Nescafe, biscuits, toast, some cans, bottled drinks, snacks, salads, etc. ,, cleaning supplies, paper towels and toilet) The crew of the organization encargaréis you shopping. Perishable foods is advisable irlos buying on the fly during stops. Usually, you have breakfast and lunch on the boat, except when docked in ports, where you can taste the variety of local cuisine or depending on your interests and possibilities.

HOW IS LIFE ON BOARD?
For a nice living on a sailboat, you need the order, cleanliness and above all a willingness to help and participate at all times. We try to make rational use of batteries and water. Avoid leaving lights on and wasting fresh water in unnecessary consumption, as this would force us to go to port to refuel more often due. The organization of work on the boat, both nautical and domestic, will be distributed among the crew, by consensus and rotating. Household chores are organized between participants in navigation (excluded from these pattern-sailor). It is not mandatory to participate in the tasks of management of the ship, but they end up being one of the highlights of the trip. The squares correspond to double cabins, (in addition to the chances that also the spaces concerned sofa bed in the living room if the boat was authorized for this purpose) to be occupied by two people, sharing the space for stowage and responsibility for their housekeeping. All this always with the greater spirit of collaboration.

DISTANCES
The distance is a factor to be taken into account when choosing the route. When you look at a map or a chart, it seems that everything is close and the Balearic Islands can be visited in a single week. It seems that out of Denia, in a short walk, we come to Ibiza and the next day we can come to Mallorca. This is not, although the Balearic islands are small, the distances at sea, measured in miles, are distant, pass slowly. The average speed of a sailboat is being 6 knots, ie, is less than 12 km / h.

DIFFERENT MOORINGS?
We can not assure that we will always be guaranteed berth, even putting it on the road, because in summer there are many boats in the Balearic and few ports. Should not be docking at the port anchor in some sheltered cove or at the mouth of the corresponding port and go down with the dinghy.

* This information and tips are only for information and are subject to changes and modifications.