The amount of food you are going
to take to your boat depends upon the number of people and rough
estimates of how much each person can eat in a day times the number
of days of your sailing trip. The rule of thumb for the sailing
food is to take a little bit extra.
That refers to the
non-perishable food. Buy perishables in quantities that you can use
before they go bad since you can get them every other day, or
whenever you are in port. There are no restrictions in which food
you may take on board. Do not forget to get snacks and enough
drinking water. This also includes alcohol and non-alcoholic
Cover daily meals
So what food to buy for sailing?
It is a good idea to make a list according to meals -
breakfast, lunch, dinner. So for breakfast you would
normally buy milk, cereals, bagels, eggs, ham, jams, butter and
bread. For lunch you can have anything you want. But if you want to
keep it simple, buy foods that can be assembled into some light
salads or sandwiches. That includes lettuce, different vegetables,
canned tuna, pasta, cheese and some meat, like chicken for example.
Dinners usually require a bit more planning. You need to comply
everyone's tastes and habits - whether they are vegetarian or not -
and also, you should keep in mind the very groceries you are going
to buy. They need to last, especially if you are not going to be
able to go grocery shopping during your sailing holidays, and they
also need to have short preparation period, the last thing you want
on your sailing holiday is to spend hours cooking. We suggest you
buy tomato sauce, mince meat, steaks, vegetables, pasta, rice and
Snacks are also important to have
on your sailing food list, especially if you are taking children
with you. Potato chips, granola bars, cookies, chocolate and dried
fruit all fall into that category.
Get enough drinks
When it comes to drinks, the
rule of thumb is 1.5 liters/person/day. Also, do
not forget to buy enough (or some more) soda and beers. You will
most definitely end up drinking more of both than you do at home.
Coffee and tea should also be on the list.
Buy your prefered
If you want any condiments
besides salt and pepper that might be on the boat, like spices,
mayonnaise, ketchup, you should buy them by yourselves.
Quantities are difficult to
estimate, especially considering the fact that at sea people get
hungry and eat more than on dry land. Try
our sailing cooking
A 400 g tin will serve 2 - 3
people; 120 - 220 g of meat per person; up to 300 g of potatoes per
person; some 100 g of fresh vegetables per portion; 120 g of dry
pasta per person and half as much of rice per person.
Here are our suggestions of what
you should buy for sailing and cooking on a yacht. Bear in mind that
groceries like milk, meat, bread and vegetables need to be
restocked when possible.
||Salt and pepper
||Herbs and spices
||Sliced bread - long
||Butter / margarine
Kitchen Aboard And A Regular Kitchen -
Easy Recipes For