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What to Pack for a Sailing Holiday

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Charter yachts are designed to give you maximum living space onboard which often doesn’t leave much space for personal luggage. Although there is a small amount of storage space in each cabin, you will have to share your personal space with some of the luggage or equipment you take with you.

Our top tip is to only take one soft bag per person (a duffel/hold-all is perfect) — hard suitcases are difficult to store and take up a lot of space. Just bring the essentials – if you can manage with just hand luggage, that will leave you with much more space onboard!

Most basic requirements (cooking equipment, first aid kit, bedding, safety equipment) are provided so you will only need clothes, toiletries and your camera if you’re bringing one.

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Why Choose A Sailing Holiday?

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Still haven’t got a summer holiday booked this year? Not to worry, we’ve got it sorted!

Picture this… you climb up on deck of your private yacht just in time to watch the sunrise above the ocean from a picturesque island cove, where you have just spent the night. Your skipper points out the next island stop in the distance with a glowing golden beach

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We’ve Teamed up with Snaps

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We are very pleased to announce that The Big Sail is partnering up with Snaps.

Snaps is an up-and-coming sunglasses brand that arrived in April 2014. Since then the Snaps team have spent many months devoting their time to developing sunglasses with the quality you would expect from high-end brands. Yet what sets them apart from the others is their ability to achieve this while keeping the costs low.

Premium sunglasses are now more affordable than ever with Snaps – just what you need for your trip with The Big Sail this summer.

Make sure you check out their website here: http://www.snapsoptics.com

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The Big Sail Diaries: Day 5

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As the sun rose higher in the sky, people began to appear from their various sleeping spots around the boats. Breakfast was then eaten on deck, before the three yachts set sail. Although we had intended to buy enough supplies to last a few days, our food was again running low, so a stop was scheduled at Hydra.

And what a beautiful stop it was; we could definitely see why Hydra is considered a celebrity hideout! It was a stunning island with breath taking views, idyllic scenery and, as there is no transport on the island, streets filled with donkeys. Needless to say, we took A LOT of photos of the donkeys…

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The Big Sail Diaries: Day 4

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I ended the night curled up on deck, at the front of our boat. Lying on top of our dingy and covered in thick blankets, I had the perfect view of the Dhokos hills sloping into the sea. As morning drew closer and the sun rose on another day in Greece, I got to watch the sky change colour. It was idyllic and a truly unforgettable experience…

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