Ocean Warrior branded kit, including Henri Lloyd sailing waterproofs, is available to participants with a 20% discount through Global Warrior Expedition Basecamp. Contact them to discuss what you need. We’d highly recommend talking to Basecamp to make sure you’ve got everything to keep you safe, warm and dry during your time on board.
-Waterproofs: you will need good wind and water-proof trousers and a jacket. High-chest sailing salopettes are ideal. You will be provided with an offshore sailing jacket.
-Warm waterproof boots with good grip (for deck and ashore). Bring a second set, so you’ll have something warm and dry if one pair gets wet.
-A warm hat (ear flaps are a bonus!), mittens or gloves (waterproof if possible) and a warm tubular snood for round your neck (these are better than a long scarf which can get whipped away in the wind and caught in the lines).
-At least two sets of warm clothes – think in layers: For the torso- a warm baselayer (natural wool is great), a mid layer and a warm wool or fleece jumper. For the legs- thermal underwear (silk or wool are both great), a mid layer of leggings or trousers and then your wind and waterproof outer layer.
-Several pairs of thick warm socks, plus some slimmer socks so you can double-layer these too.
-A small waterproof rucksack for taking ashore with you.
-Sunglasses and spectacles. We highly recommend a cord / neck strap for your glasses.
-A pair of decent binoculars: having your own pair means you won’t miss any wildlife spotting opportunities!
-Moisturiser with SPF, including lip balm. Your skin can dry out quickly in cold air, and the sun is surprisingly strong, especially when reflecting from the sea, ice and snow.
-Any medication, including seasickness tablets or pressure-point wristbands (talk to your pharmacist and see our article on seasickness)
-Your own logbook and / or journal for keeping track of your adventures.
-Your camera and other electronics, including chargers and good waterproof cases. Sockets on board are European. Make sure any valuable devices are covered by your travel insurance.
N.B. Please don’t use a rigid suitcase or a bag with a rigid frame. Soft bags are much easier to fold up and stow. Also don’t bring any expensive jewellery or other valuables, unless you have specific insurance to cover it.Ocean Warrior Project Fact Sheet