Packing Guide for Your Sailing Holiday

Packing Guide for Your Sailing Holiday

Embarking on a sailing holiday with Canary Sail in Tenerife? It’s essential to pack wisely, as space on board is limited and you’ll want to maximise comfort and convenience. Here’s a comprehensive guide to ensure you have everything you need for a delightful, hassle-free sailing experience.

What to Pack for Your Sailing Holiday


  • Travel Bags: Opt for flexible sports bags or backpacks that can be easily stowed away. Rigid suitcases are not recommended due to limited storage.
  • Day Bag: A waterproof bag is ideal for safeguarding your camera, phone, and wallet.
  • Beach Bag: For your towels, sunscreen, and snorkelling gear.
  • Security Pouch: An under-the-shirt pouch is advisable for keeping important documents safe.


  • Swimwear: Bring multiple options so you always have a dry one.
  • Beach Attire: Lightweight, quick-drying garments. Bring your own beach towel!
  • Sun Protection: Long-sleeved shirts, polo shirts with collars.
  • Waterproof Gear: A lightweight, waterproof jacket for unexpected showers.
  • Evening Wear: A warm jumper or jacket for cooler evenings.
  • Dining Out: A casual outfit for restaurant visits.
  • Footwear: Deck shoes with non-marking soles.


  • Sun Protection: Oil-free sunscreen.
  • Lip Balm: Choose one with SPF.
  • Travel-Sized Essentials: Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
  • Seasickness Aids: Pills or patches if you’re prone to seasickness.
  • Medications: Both prescription and over-the-counter, with all necessary documentation.

    Paper Boats And Passport Passport required for sailing


  • Identification: Passport, visas, and driver’s license.
  • Sailing Certification: If you’re sailing yourself, bring original certificates.
  • Insurance Details: Holiday insurance cover, essential!
  • Charter Documents: Required for your yacht rental.


  • Utilities: Zip-lock bags and a small flashlight/headtorch.
  • Tech Gear: Cell phone chargers, electronic adapters, including 12V cigar lighter/USB charger.

By carefully selecting what you bring, you’ll ensure a more enjoyable and less cluttered sailing holiday. Remember, when in doubt, less is more!

5th October 2023 | cs_admin | Blog

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