Navigating driven only by the force of the wind, adjust the sails and realize that the boat is moving in full control and harmony with the sea and with nature is one of the most beautiful feelings that this sport can give.
To fully enjoy the sailing no need to be supermen or superdonne indeed, just let himself be soothed by the waves and have a minimum idea of what happens on board and how to make the cruise more enjoyable.
Unlike a traditional holiday, however brief, a cruise boat raises two issues: the relative lack of space on board and the obligation to live with other people in these spaces.
A bit of mutual education and some ‘spirit of adapting very well solve the first problem.
The latter is resolved by following a few basic rules: to bring on board only the minimum necessary to avoid hard suitcases can not be stowed on board, to respect the privacy of others and not worry if in the middle of the night you see a figure wandering on the boat!
Another taboo is to dispel the fear of seasickness.
Do not worry.
Nobody has a good rating if at least once in his life has not returned to his father Neptune what he ate the night before. It is part of the game and no one on board you will never fun to be evil.

The best clothing to deal with a short cruise on a sailing boat is essentially that of sport. Comfortable pants, a T-shirt, a fleece jacket and a light raincoat are also certainly the best choice.
Do not forget, however, that even in summer evenings at sea can be cool and the humidity is always lurking. E ‘to bring a sweater or a lightweight batteries. It can also be a k-way to shelter from the wind and humidity of the night. On board are available upon request blankets and you can also find the sheets.
Council, however, to bring a sleeping bag for those little bulky, can be useful when you decide to sleep outside
under a roof of stars.
Boat is always wearing shoes. They are certainly needed in shipping and handling. The deck can be slippery indeed and various equipment seem to have a particular fondness for the victims of barefoot walkers.
To avoid unpleasant scivoloni or close encounters with various stoppers and winches and a good pair of sports shoes is necessary. If possible, avoid shoes with black soles that have the bad habit
leaving streaking very difficult to remove (and of course those with high heels!).

The boat has a teak deck very beautiful and comfortable but also very delicate.
It ‘a good idea to have two pairs of shoes which one to use
exclusively on the boat (well even Superga shoes kind).
Indispensable two hats, a cotton or straw to shelter from the sun, the other of wool to protect themselves from the cold. Sunglasses (possibly with Cimetta security) and a good sunscreen with a high protection factor out the “envelope” minimum for a pleasant cruise.

Do not forget a towel and a beach towel or bathrobe for
personal hygiene. Marine soap that pollutes less and saves water. Moisturizing cream and a drug (it’s always better to exorcise!) For those who have difficulty sleeping with the background noise (the boats are full), should have ear plugs and eye masks to whether he wants to sleep longer seen and at sea as the sun rises.
Last warning, since the space on board is just not bring hard suitcases. One or two bags a soft
After crammed their belongings will fold and secured in a very short space.

The skipper and your companions shipping there will be immensely grateful. Do not forget the excellent music on CD. The boat with its plant HF you enjoy strong emotions.

The sailing boats are equipped with a toilet in a form similar to what we all know but how much different operation than the house.
Unlike the latter does not use a flush on her emptying but a hand pump that fishing from the water, he pushes in the toilet and the download always outside of the hull.
The pipes that make up the system have, for safety reasons, a very small diameter.
For this reason we must not throw toilet paper in abundance, towels or anything else in the toilet, a penalty just as enjoyable clogging some of the same.
The valves that allow the flow of water within the system (taken at sea) must be closed at sea for safety reasons and open only time in port. A valve left open, in fact tantamount to a flaw in the structure of the boat.
It will be the responsibility of the skipper crew explain the operation of the toilet and to authorize the use in navigation.
Do not be afraid to ask a question much better than in a bathroom flooded or rendered unusable.

As great a sailboat carrying a limited amount of fresh water. Shells of a sailboat contain from 300 to 700 liters of water. A quantity that may seem high but when used with a
domestic and non-marine disappears in a surprisingly short time.
In short cruises this is not a problem, it can be rather whether the stay on board is longer. Not all ports have in fact columns for water supply and in summer the water in the Mediterranean is a very rare.
With a little attention to the problem is resolved: Always close the taps of the bathrooms and kitchen, showers avoid “Hollywood” That’s it.
In a short time and learn the importance and showers will follow rigovernature at sea (when it is clearly in rada!)
When you navigate to sail on board the energy is supplied by a number of large batteries to 12 volts that feed all systems of the boat. In the port instead, whenever possible, the electrical system is connected to the normal 220 volts.
On board are taken to the facility at 220 volts, the same as at home. So recharge mobile phones or other modern gadgets is not a problem. For charging of the phones it lead the socket.

When you navigate the first time to sail the sensations you feel are contradictory. You enter a world completely different from that in which we live every day, time seems to expand, the mechanical noise that we are used to combine to propel the boat disappeared yet it moves.
And how if it moves. Riding the waves, tilting, sometimes bends that a neophyte is alarming.
The sailboats are designed to navigate supported on one side. They do this to exploit their full length in order to run faster. The boat was under a ballast used to offset the pressure of wind on the sails and to increase the righting. Simply more boat tilts greater the righting force that opposes ballast.
Established the fact that if you veleggia is inclined to sit? In “High” or “Low”? “Upwind or downwind?
The first “up” is certainly the most scenic. The “low” is the most fun, there is near water!
If you must move, however, there are stories. Walking only from the “top” upwind and taking in mind the old rule tramandataci by surfers of yesteryear. “One hand for you and one for the boat!”
Any problems related to seasickness and bisognini (for boys) instead have their own temple on the side “down.”
Exceeded initial fears discover how relaxing sail to sail there and enjoy one of the most striking that
have remained.
In case of bad weather conditions or prohibitive a good skipper prefers to stay in port rather than to present his team to a navigation stressful.
If you have looked not for failure arrabbiatevi trip. It is part of the game.

And we have the black beast of seafarers, the notorious seasickness.
The naupatia is caused by an imbalance in the inner ear, where they are housed bodies delegated control
The undulating movements of the boat put into crisis this body for a sensory overload, the brain sends to
irregular signals. E’questo imbalance that causes nausea.
It is said that Christopher Columbus has suffered from seasickness, it is historical fact that Admiral Nelson could not even get up from his bunk when he was on board a ship …. It is known as the former illustrious not count.
The symptoms of seasickness begin with a general feeling of malaise nausea evolve into a very strong until you come to a total exhaustion.

Which remedy to use?
The seafaring tradition is full. Some people recommend that Magyar un’acciuga salt, about to drink lemon juice, who set a fixed point on the horizon. From experience we can recommend a set of rules to follow.

Avoid abbuffarsi, avoiding heavy meals and spirits. If possible for breakfast before an outing not to drink anything that has to do with the milk and make a savory breakfast.

Cover well, the cold is one of the causes of
naupatia if possible to sleep one night by boat in order to give the body time to get used to the strange floating world where it is. And ‘good eating habits in a boat but a little thick. Exaggerated well with savory, anchovies, potato chips, oil, salami, cheese and whatever else might be useful to a mid morning snack or as an aperitif before the spaghetti to the smell of the sea.

So much for prevention. If sick, do not hesitate to communicate to the skipper.
No one will ever be around for your illness, so much soul in the boat, we returned to Neptune all one time or another.
For the first symptoms try to focus your attention on a task that you keep busy. Try to distract your attention to the imminent malaise. If, however, the symptoms worsen Lie down in the dark in the middle of the boat which is the most stable.

Close your eyes, breathe deeply and try to sleep. If you feel the need to reject, not trattenetevi,
only deteriorate the situation. Most of the time after you have freed the stomach, the situation improves soon.
In the market there are many drugs to treat nausea travel. The only flaw is that which must be made before shipping. If made once the attack of seasickness are totally ineffective.
Cerottini or bracelets may be another solution. The only downside is a bit ‘of sleepiness.
Do not be ashamed of your particular malaise. The real sailor cursed the love of the sea before.
As you have seen the sailing is not a ‘spaceship populated by aliens, but one of the means of transport more secure, pleasant and relaxing there. It comes into contact with nature, with the wind and the sea are sailing back to rhythm now forgotten, and savor the many small things in everyday life has made us indifferent.

For any questions or concerns please contact the skipper who will accompany you in your debut, is his job!
At this point I can only wish you a happy and navigation to give you our welcome on board the “WINDY WAVES” and the strange and fascinating world of sailing.