–THE WEATHER IN FORMENTERA IS VERY GOOD FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER You won’t need lots of clothes on-board. At night it might get a bit chillier, so bring long sleeves, pants and a polar fleece or rain jacket.
–DON’T BRING BIG OR RIGID SUITCASES, the llaüt interior space is limited. A lightweight duffel bag or backpack is ideal.
–DO NOT FORGET SUNSCREEN, sunglasses and medications that you use regularly, including motion-sickness pills (Biodramina).
–PLAN YOUR MENU AHEAD: 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.
–BOAT KITCHEN IS EQUIPPED WITH BASIC KITCHENWARE FOR COOKING. We recommend easy to prepare summer-type meals such as salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, pasta, combined with meals in the beach bars. It’s not always easy to cook on a boat and it is easier to get dizzy inside than on the deck.
–PLAN YOUR ROUTE AND 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. You need at least 6 continuous hours of navigation to go around the island, which we do not recommend if you have only a one day rental.
–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. We remind you that it is not allowed to approach less than 200m from the beach, generally marked with yellow buoys.
–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 turn, due to changes in wind direction. Always take references to verify that the anchor doesn’t drag along the sea bed.
–DO NOT ANCHOR THE BOAT OVER THE POSIDONIA.
–DO NOT LEAVE THE BOAT UNATTENDED. The captain is responsible for any damages.
–THE BOAT WITH CABIN IS EQUIPPED WITH BED LINEN AND BLANKETS, It also has an indoor WC and an outdoor shower. You will also have showers and toilets available at the port, remember to ask for the cards to be able to access them, they are requested at the Captaincy.
– DO NOT THROW ANYTHING INTO THE WC that we have not previously digested. Throwing any type of object, paper or sanitary towels is prohibited.
–MAKE RESPONSIBLE USE OF WATER AND LIGHT ONBOARD, which 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 FROM THE DEPOSITS IS DRINKABLE, BUT WE DO NOT RECOMMEND DRINKING IT, buy bottled water.
–DO NOT SAIL AT NIGHT. You must anchor in the chosen place to sleep before nightfall. Anchoring without light is complicated even for experienced skippers.
–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 THE WEATHER IN MIND, when in doubt it is always better to be safe in the port, than sorry out on the sea. The weather can change quickly, check the forecast at the port before departing or on the Internet and plan your route accordingly.
–CHOOSE YOUR BOAT COMPANIONS WISELY. The ship is a small place that requires order, respect for others, tolerance and adaptation to the environment.