The sea air and fresh wind make the yachtsman an always hungry man. Therefore, buying provisions is one of the essential steps to consider before heading out to the charter.
The grocery list itself depends on your personal taste and allergies. So we would like to share some general but valuable tips:
- You should consider buying at least 1.5 litres of water per person a day. It’s worth remembering that 1.5-litre bottles (instead of 5-litre bottles) are much more convenient in use.
- Don’t take perishable food with you or eat it within 24 hours after you bought it. Fruits, vegetables, fresh bread and milk are better to buy in berth.
- It is worth bearing in mind that having a fridge doesn’t guarantee a freezer.
- For safety reasons, avoid glass containers and use Ziplocs instead.
- Apples, bananas, dried fruit and nuts quickly satisfy hunger and don’t require any additional processing. You can buy them in any quantity.
- Consider that you can have breakfasts and dinners on the shore, in local cafes and restaurants. So there is no need to buy too much food.
- Most importantly, plan your water supply according to the itinerary – suffering from thirst at an unplanned anchorage is obviously not what you want.