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How do you ensure our safety on board?
On the first day, we will conduct a briefing, during which we will explain all the basics about sailing on Nemo and go through the safety requirements you need to be aware of as a guest. Our guest book also has this information detailed in it so you can refer back to it at a later date should you wish to do so. In addition, Nemo has all the equipment to ensure your utmost safety. This means amongst other things, we have the following items on board to prevent incidences and protect you should anything occur.
- Buoyancy aids for use when kayaking and paddle-boarding
- Lifejackets, harnesses and safety lines for all guests
- Two six-man life rafts
- Two horseshoe rings
- A danbuoy, which is used in the unlikely event someone falls overboard
- Safety flares
- Fire detectors, extinguishers and blankets
- VHF and SSB radio on board Nemo and a handheld VHF radio for the dingy
- An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency.
How fit do I need to be to go on a sailing holiday?
Whilst no special level of fitness required, if you are normally active and do not have any balance problems you should have no problem with one of our sailing trips.
You do need to be able to easily walk around whilst Nemo is moving, be able to use stairs (while the boat is moving or heeled over in normal sailing conditions) and generally be able to maintain your balance. You must also have enough flexibility to climb in and out of the tender, climb from the tender onto a dock or on to the back of Nemo.
Do I need to bring mosquitos repellent?
Yes, we recommend the use of insect repellent. Please bring appropriate repellent with you. The UK government provides the following guidance: Only insect repellents which contain one of the three active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin (20%) and lemon eucalyptus extract or PMD are recommended. 50% DEET is most effective, has the longest duration of action and needs fewer applications per day.
What would happen if I got ill while on a trip?
Both Neil and Sam have first aid qualifications, which is part of our Yachtmaster licence. Sam also extended this training with a Proficiency in Medical First Aid Certificate. We also have a radio, which enables us to get in touch with the coastguard on each island in an emergency. The Caribbean has a lot of great teaching hospitals, and so we will never be that far away from good medical care.