We are very much looking forward to sailing with you ! !
We are often asked for some boating guidelines.
The following is a partial list of items that we have found to be
particularly successful over many of sailing.
We’ll plan to have lot’s of fun on the water ! !
"PLEASE DO" Please Bring ( if you wish )
• An enthusiastic attitude and look forward to having a good time ! ! !
• Protection against the Sun: Hat, Sunglasses, Sun Block, Water
• Layered Clothing
( temperatures may be low, medium or high all in the same day )
– if shorts, also bring long pants [ it can be cool out on the water !! ]
– if T-shirt, also bring long shirt, windbreaker, sweatshirt or sweater
• Non Marking white / rubber soled shoes with soft tread to aid in good footing
• Foul Weather ( rain ) gear during the short, overcast season
• Plan to arrive at Bluewater approximately 15 - 20 minutes early
to complete any paperwork
• For Bareboat or Skippered Charters: ( finger food with no preparation is best ! )
– Food and Drink ( or we can supply for a fee with at least 48 hours notice )
• For Classes: ( optional )
– Sailing Gloves & Foul Weather ( rain ) gear during the short rainy season
– Water & Lunch ( this may allow you to spend more time
with the instructor at Bluewater’s facility )
"PLEASE DON’T" Please Avoid
• Wear black soled shoes, hiking or cowboy boots ( scuff marks )
• Use open-toed shoes or flip flops ( unsure footing ) or high heels ( boat damage )
• Smoke cigarettes, cigars or chew tobacco at any time on board the vessel
• Fish, swim or SCUBA from the boat
• For All Activities; please avoid:
– glass bottles or glasses ( white wine, water, soft drinks & beer are ok
on charters but alcohol is restricted in classes )
– red wine or dark beverages such as cranberry juice ( it will stain the boat )
[ we can transfer cooler items to our boat’s refrigerator while at the dock ]
– hard sided coolers, suitcases, etc. on board ( they damage the hull )
• For Classes: please don’t bring alcohol
( as it will interfere with the educational experience )
Most people are NOT susceptible to ‘mal de mer’ or seasickness.
[ this is a very rare issue in classes but is slightly more common
with skippered charters ]
If you are concerned about this, the following
are the most common precautions:
• Let your Captain know early
( he or she may have additional remedies while at sea )
• Stay Active: Drive the Boat, Talking, Having Fun
• Ice on the back of the neck • Stay on Deck in the Fresh Air • Accupressure Wrist Bands
• Medication: Dramamine, Bonine, Marezine,
Trans-Scopolomine ( prescription only )
( most solutions should be implemented approximately 1 hour before going to sea )
• Ginger Products: Ale, Snaps, Candied Root, Candy
• Good Night’s Sleep, Lack of Alcohol Consumption and Staying Active
are THE BEST PREVENTIONS!