What to Bring With You

DreamCatcher is a comfortable, fully-equipped boat.  We're prepared for just about everything, sailing-wise.  For your comfort, you'll probably want to bring:

  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Appropriate clothing
    • Shoes
      • Tennis shoes, boat shoes or similar foot wear.  Smooth, slick soles are not a good idea because the deck is smooth and when wet can be slippery (Don't worry; much of the deck is covered in non-skid, but if you put your foot on a smooth surface, you want your foot to stay under you!)
      • Crocs are acceptable, but you might slide out of flip-flops.
      • Do NOT wear shoes with BLACK soles.  You will NOT be allowed to wear them on the boat.
    • In the heat of summer, light, loose-fitting is best.
    • In the chill of spring and fall, wear layers so you can adjust to changing conditions (it feels different out on the water in the wind than it does on your front porch, guaranteed).  It's not a bad idea to wear a nylon windbreaker as an outer shell.
    • If there's a possibility of rain, rain gear, or at least something water repellent, will help you enjoy yourself.  Note: except for the absolute worst of weather conditions, expect to go sailing.
    • Gloves, maybe.  If you're an office worker with no calluses on your hands, even cheap, light cotton "working" or "gardening" gloves will protect your hands when hauling halyards or anchor rodes.
  • Food and Beverages:
    • ​Bring your lunch!  (Due to Food Business Licensing, we cannot serve you food.)  Make it something easy to eat - like a sandwich - and not something hard to handle on a moving, possibly bouncing boat - like soup!
    • Alcoholic beverages -
      • For sailing course students, during instruction time, NO alcohol is allowed.  Afterwards, however, with the boat tied up safely in her slip, you may want to "toast your adventures."
      • For chartering guests, if sailing conditions are mild in the opinion of the Captain, a drink or two is okay.
      • For all people aboard DreamCatcher, while the boat is at the slip or for those who choose to overnight at anchor, moderate alcohol consumption, at the discretion of the Captain, will be allowed.  If the Captain determines that alcoholic consumption has exceeded safe margins, the consumers will be asked to stop. Failure on the part of the consumer to do so will result in an expulsion from the charter / course with no refund of fees.  
    • Drugs (of the recreational variety): uh, no.  To be clear, NO.  None.  Nada.  Nyet.  Non-prescription drugs might be your idea of fun, and that's your business, but drugs on board will make us lose our license, and that truly IS our business.  Bringing non-prescription drugs will result in an expulsion from the charter / course with no refund of fees

 

The student should bring his or her own lunch for the first day.  Water and ice will be provided by the Instructor.  NO Alcoholic beverages will be allowed during the duration of the course.  For those who choose to stay over, while the boat is at the slip, moderate alcohol consumption, at/to the discretion of the instructor, will be allowed.  If during this time, the Captain determines that alcoholic consumption has exceeded safe margins, the consumers will be asked to stop. Failure on the part of the consumer in question, to stop will result in an expulsion from the course with no refund of fees.