One of the most common questions is if someone gets bored on a sailing boat after a while on a sailing trip. Someone who is not familiar with the sailing lifestyle is normal to wonder if he is going to be bored on a sailing trip.
Some say that boredom is the single biggest threat to the sailing dream but the reality is a little bit different. When you actually get on board you are going to understand by yourself that you are going to look for more time than more things to do
We had so many suggestions to do about spending your time on a sailing boat but we stopped at 20. By reading the whole article you are going to understand that the suggestions can be countless and we could add another hundred easily. Also that the list is tangled although we kept the most exciting for the end.
If you are scared or really bored of doing things like boat maintenance we can provide a skipper and a hostess, so keep only the exciting suggestions of this article.
Check the infinite tangled list:
Keep your cabins clean.
We know, it is not the most pleasant thing to do at your holidays, but if you feel bored sometimes, it is actually a good way of saving time to clean and organise your personal stuff. The life on boat after that would be more comfortable.
check that unique pinterest board, about sail boat organization we found
Organise your meals.
First you have to check your stocks on food and ingredients. If something is missing, you have to create a list and then go for shopping in the first available port. If you have children onboard you have to think twice your meals schedule and not to forget a thing.
Read your favorite books.
Make a list before the sailing trip, including the book you wanted to read during the winter. You can do it now, you would have all the time. Buy or download at your tablet the books and take them onboard.
To do that, you need to book earlier and have the time to organise all similar lists...
Learn how to read the sailing maps and compass.
Ask someone (maybe the skipper if exists) to show you how to read the sailing maps, how to use the compass and what are the principles of sailing. If you learn the basics, that would help you understand how is the process and how to interact with.
Practice on splicing and rope knots.
You can also ask the skipper to show the most known boating knots and how to splicing in order to help him.
Check this site too:
Write on your blog.
Remember that old blog you started once and was really important those days? Open it again. Log in and start writing your daily adventures. Do not forget to upload a bunch of photos you captured all day. Then share it on your social media accounts.
Inspect the sails.
Are they loaded correctly? Maybe they are quite worn? If so, you should take care of them directly. In a potential strong wind if the rags are worn will be torn!
Create a message in a bottle.
message in a bottle
Write a message, put it in a bottle and throw it in the sea. If you have something in your mind and you have not told to anyone, it is the right opportunity to say it. It is a kind of psychotherapy. It is like you say it on a stranger but you do not have a clue when he is going to read it. It is a unique feeling!
Clean out the raw water filter.
Or help the skipper
to do in case he needs it or to show you how to do it.
Check the anchoring rope.
In case of being damaged you should replace it or to tell someone who is responsible to do it immediately . It would be late when the anchor will not be found.
Play a bit of guitar.
learn guitar while sailing
You do not play any instrument? Someone between your crew maybe has the time to learn you how to scratch a guitar. If you do not have any physical instrument like a guitar or a mini piano, you can download an emulator on your ipad, i bet you own.
Caution! The boat interior is small enough for bad music. Do not try it inside, you need your crew relations in a good health. :-)
Check the weather in a daily basis.
Another key element on sailing is the weather. You can spend a lot of time to check the weather for the next day or the whole week. How? You can check the weather online. There are many websites for sailing weather in Greece. Or you can download an app for your mobile or tablet for real time check.
If you are on a bareboat sailing in Greece, this is important and you can double check with a local public port service.
sailing yoga in Greece
Do yoga on board.
Yes! You have everything you need, to focus on a yoga session. You have all the sun to salout all over the deck. You have clean air and an absolute calm atmosphere.
It is more different to do yoga while sailing, as it is more challenging, fun and empowering.
Clean the deck.
Do it like the pirates we always watch at the movies cleaning the deck. Certainly you have to give attention to the wooden parts in order not to remain the salt. The vinegar can help you clean better on this!
Write a postcard from each Greek island you visit.
While doing the islands hopping in Greece buy, write and send a postcard to your relatives back to your country. If you do not want to get tired with physical mail, take a photo of the postcard and send them by email or share them on facebook or instagram.
In real time, your close friends will be informed about your sailing adventure in Greece or Greek sightseeing.
Learn about the stars.
At night when you're pretty tired from day passed, you can sit on the deck with your friends and learn for the stars. There are proper books with the names of the stars or information online to help you to learn the names of stars. Also there are mobile applications that accordingly on how you move your hand, the camera will show you the designation of the stars. Like these:
And more you can find here:
Start a morning run.
Run early on the mornings when you are moored at an island port. A short walk or a little jogging will help you start your day with pleasure and will give you the chance to know the island more better.
Cook greek traditional recipes on the boat.
If you do not have a hostess on board, you can ask the locals for traditional recipes of each island. Then you can buy the fresh and bio ingredients in a grocery or a butcher shop in the island and start cooking the greek traditional recipes. Do it also alogn with the kids. They are going to love the whole procedure of purchasing the ingredients and create from start a recipe.
If you want to know from now the most known greek recipes find a relevant article here:
Have a drink on the deck of your boat.
And feel like you are on a local bar of the island.
Get a Tan - The Mediterranean way
tanning while sailing in greece
It's the right situation where you can get the best tan. Do not forget to put sun protect oil during the sunbathing and some extra virgin olive oil after.
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