Luggage for Greek Sailing Trips

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Luggage for Greek Sailing Trips

Postby lesliedeene13 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi guys-
i'm wondering what kind of luggage to use for the greek sailing trip coming up. I know we can't use hard suitcases. Are hiking packs ok? A couple people have mentioned back packs which to me is the same thing as the book bag i used in grade school and would never fit all my stuff. I'm hoping a hiking pack is fine. :D

Thanks!
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Re: Luggage for Greek Sailing Trips

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:35 am

You're on a 50-foot yacht and there's really no storage room beyond the small locker space you get in the cabin. A hiking pack is certainly better than a suitcase (even soft-sided) but a collapsible duffel bag is even better. There's a reason you usually see sailors using duffels. :D

Think about something like these:
http://www.rei.com/product/795134/rei-classic-duffel-bag-large
http://www.rei.com/product/795137/rei-classic-duffel-bag-x-large
http://www.rei.com/product/810526/eagle-creek-no-matter-what-duffel-x-large

I carried all my clothes, underwater camera, dive mask, snorkel and other equipment in a 75 liter bag although I admit my regular camera equipment, laptop and guide books were in another carry-on size duffel bag. As it was, I had more than I needed for the sailing trip but that was because I had a week-long coach trip to take after the sail.

You will do yourself an incredible favor if you keep your packing to 75 liters or less.
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Re: Luggage for Greek Sailing Trips

Postby grenadine » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:55 am

I have island hopped with hiking bags in the past, was fine for us. :)
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