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What you need to know before embarking

The boat is all about fun, so the best rule is to board relaxed and ready to enjoy! If it's your first time on a sailboat, there are a few things you should know to fully embrace the experience. The boat is a bit different from solid ground; it floats on water and is driven by the wind, so it may tilt or bounce on the waves. You're outdoors, surrounded by wind, sun, and water—elements you might not fully experience during your usual office day. The space is tight, so move with caution, but it's also the most beautiful place to be... Here are some tips for you.



The beauty of being on a boat and on vacation is that we're not at a fashion show in Milan, and Valentino isn't here to judge us, so dress comfortably according to the season's climate. I recommend t-shirts, polo shirts, and windbreakers that you can easily put on or take off as needed. On the boat, you can wear shoes or go barefoot (you'll see what a great feeling it is). Remember to bring a towel and swimwear for a refreshing dip.


We all want to go home with a nice tan, but remember to use protective sunscreen. On the lake, the water's reflection multiplies the sun's effect. A hat and sunglasses are also important.



On the boat, you'll find fresh water—still, sparkling, with a lemon slice—so there's no excuse not to stay hydrated. The pleasant breeze and fun may make you forget to drink, but remember to! Ps. Wine, spritz, and beer aren't exactly what I mean by staying hydrated.



Even on the lake, the water moves, and the boat rocks, so you may suffer from seasickness! It's not a pleasant feeling and can ruin the day, so prevention is key.


Before boarding:

Avoid heavy meals and opt for light, easily digestible foods like crackers, fruit, or cookies. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and milk (cappuccino is delicious, but it can wait for the morning).


While onboard:

Watch the horizon: Focusing on the horizon can help maintain balance and reduce discomfort. Keep your head steady during navigation, avoiding sudden movements and excessive efforts. Breathe deeply: Practice deep breathing techniques to reduce stress and tension. Distract your mind by focusing on other activities like chatting with fellow passengers, listening to music, or enjoying the view. Stay hydrated.


Listen to the captain:

You know when they say at sea the captain can marry you or give you the last rites... well, my intention isn't to marry you or feed you to the sharks, but I'll make sure to tell you what to do in case of need so your fun remains safe. Having fun is great, but if you fall into the water or bump into a corner of the boat, I don't think you want to take home a blue bruise as a souvenir.


Watch your step:

The boat is all yours, and during the day, you can sit in the cockpit, lie down on the bow, or relax in the cabin. But every time you move on the boat, remember to hold onto something solid and watch where you walk: ropes and corners are always lurking, and your little toe tends to get hurt.


Life jackets:

We have life jackets for every guest and even more, in various sizes. It's not necessary to wear them unless expressly requested by the captain. But feel free to wear one at any time if you feel like it. Before setting sail, take a good look at where they're stored on the boat. P.S. Sometimes, I use it for swimming, floating around like a duck in total relaxation. Try it!


Man overboard:

The best thing is not to fall overboard... but if it ever happens, shout "man overboard" so everyone knows, throw anything that can float into the water (for example, the lifebuoy has good buoyancy), and keep visual contact with the person overboard (between waves, we might lose sight of them and take time to recover). The captain is trained for this situation and will implement the best procedure to recover them. But not falling overboard is the best solution!


Want to take some nice photos?

Just like you, your phone feels an irresistible urge to dive into the water, so keep it in pockets that can be closed or keep it in the boat's compartments within reach but safe from accidental falls.



Sailors are dreamers (imagine, some have crossed oceans) and want to save the world. If the captain sees a plastic bottle in the sea, you'll probably find yourself holding a net and have to retrieve it. Yes, even if it's not ours, actually, it's almost impossible for it to be ours because we don't throw plastic into the water.

If you're a smoker, you might consider quitting, but if you want to think about it after being onboard, ask for the onboard ashtray to ensure the cigarette doesn't end up in the water.


Have fun!

You're on the boat to have a great day, so relax and enjoy.

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