ABOUT THE BOAT
-DO NOT THROW ANYTHING TO WC that has not been previously digested. It is forbidden to throw any object, paper or sanitary napkin. Otherwise you’ll end up clogging the WC, spoiling your holidays and losing € 300.00 from the deposit due to the cost of the repair.
– MAKE RESPONSIBLE USE OF WATER AND LIGHT ONBOARD, wich are limited. Turn off unnecessary lights and make sure the fridge is closed. Regarding water saving we recommend a shower after the last plunge of the day, to take away the salt. Do not leave the tap running when washing dishes. If you buy recycled-disposable cups and plates you will have half the stuff to wash.
-The water in tanks is potable, but we dont recommend drinking it. It is better to buy bottled water.
-PLAN AHEAD THE MENUS and buy everything before sailing, it is better than having to return to port for things forgotten. In the port of La Savina there are two supermarkets, a take away and several restaurants where you can get everything you will need.
-If you are going to enjoy the llaüt for several days, remember that the fridge is small and the heat spoils things quickly. We suggest combining meals in bars with light dinner on the boat that are easy to prepare, do not over-complicate cooking. Additionally every llaut is provided with a portable cooler, do not forget to buy ice to use it.
-Plan your route and mark the places where you want to go. Formentera is a very small island, but it can take you a couple of hours or more to go from one side of the island to the other. Llaut speed is 7 knots, approximately 13 km/h.
-DO NOT SAIL AT NIGHT. You must anchor in the chosen place to sleep before dark. The anchoring procedure without daylight is complicated even for proficient sailors.
-Pay attention when you sail close to shore. Although the echo probe may tell you the depth is good enough, you can suddenly find unknown reefs and rocks.
-When anchoring the boat be generous with the anchor line, (3 to 4 times the depth of the water). You must calculate properly the distance because if you have boats near you could end up too close to them or even collide. Also be aware of the possible boat borneo, due to changes in wind direction. Always take references to verify that the anchor doesn’t drag along the sea bed.
-DO NOT LEAVE THE BOAT UNATTENDED. The captain is responsible for any damages.
-Pay special attention when mounting the engine on the rubber dinghy. Do not let it fall into the water. Do not leave the engine permanently mounted on the rubber dinghy if it is not going to be used. The water splashing it could damage it or it could fall into the water due to the movement of the llaut.
-Always keep in mind the weather. When in doubt it is always better to be safe in port, than sorry out on the sea. The weather can change quickly, check the forecast on the the port before departing or in the Internet and plan your route accordingly.