A couple of months ago, we brought you some cheap and easy summer holiday recipes to cook on board. Now, it’s time to discuss what you’ll need to bring with you to to cook these delicious meals.
The long-awaited sailing holiday is imminent, and you’re starting to consider what you’ll be eating on board.
You have three options in planning the provisions for your trip; firstly, you can pay extra for the charter company to provision the sailboat for you; secondly, you can save time by ordering ahead and arranging for the local grocery stores to deliver your provisions to the boat; and thirdly, you can do it all yourself, but this will take a little planning in accordance with your itinerary. Don’t worry: this is what we’re here for…
We’ve put together a guide to essential provisioning, to help you out.
This depends on a number of things, namely:
If you’re travelling on a budget, you can easily plan your provisions to cost only €10-€15 per person per day.
But remember: if you’re taking a skipper on your sailing holiday you’ll need to accommodate for them in the food department. So ensure you have enough provisions to go around!
On your list of long-lasting food items to keep fully stocked for the week, you’ll need the following:
Some of the fresh items you’ll want to pick up before boarding the boat include:
Top tip: items like spinach, arugula, strawberries and grapes spoil quickly, so we advise not to bring these.
And don’t forget to purchase those hero items at the local markets and specialty stores on your way:
You’ll also need the non-edible essentials such as:
When purchasing drinks for your crew, allow at least 1.5 litres of water per person each day. It’s also good to have some juice and soda water for variety, but avoid drinks with high sugar content as these will not help with hydration.
Again, indulging in the local specialties is a wonderful way to experience the local culture. Purchasing specialty wine from small villages and islands is a memorable aspect of any holiday. Specialty items like ouzo (if you’re in Greece) and rakija (if you’re in Croatia) are essential drinking.
One last tip: all snacks, food and drinks should be properly stored in the kitchen cupboards. Make sure everything is secure before setting sail, so that nothing rolls around or breaks.
Now that you’ve booked your dream sailing holiday, you’ll be all set to purchase your provisions and set sail. If you haven’t booked yet, don’t fret, there’s still time! Head to our last-minute summer sale to BOOK YOUR BOAT NOW!