Hello sailor! I spent a week learning the ropes (hah!) of yachting in the British Virgin Islands with Girls For Sail and this is what I wore whilst island-hopping, dolphin-spotting and rum cocktail-partaking. Yum. My Caribbean sailing packing list is perfect if you’re off on a tropical sail.
Caribbean sailing packing list
Ooh, posh kicks! These uber smart stitched moccasins from Chatham are the Kate Middleton of deck shoes. They’re pricy but work so well for the office, weekend trips and anywhere else your (very nicely shod) feet may take you this summer that it’d be rude not to, really. Chatham, £95
Get beach body ready by putting a bikini on your body. River Island do great separates in bright prints – I love their bustier tops as they offer a little more support if you’re prone to jumping off the side of boats at a moment’s notice. River Island, From a selection
I’ve got a bit of a crush on this bright and beautiful disco-print costume, which is seriously flattering and perfect to wear with shorts for messing about on deck. House of Fraser, £38
A light, comfortable cotton shirt that needs no ironing is your travelling best mate. Royal Robbins stock a fantastic range of travel pieces, including breathable trousers and shirts, all ideal if you’re exploring somewhere mosquito-ridden or for evenings spent on shore. Royal Robbins, £50
You aren’t a proper sailor if your top isn’t stripy. Fact. This easy breezy cotton tee from the beach-ready summer collection at Weird Fish is perfect for slinging on over a bikini top to protect you from the sun, and their hardwearing Cameron shorts will be the most versatile piece in your summer wardrobe. Weird Fish, tshirt £29.95 and shorts, £29.95