What Food To Buy For a Sailing Trip And In What Amount
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
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
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 preferred condiments
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 tips.
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
|Drinks||Meat||Fruits and vegetables||Dairy products||Condiments||Snacks||Canned food||Other|
|Water||Minced meat||Bananas||Milk||Salt and pepper||Rice pudding||Soup||Rice|
|Soft drinks||Ham||Carrots||Cheese||Herbs and spices||Chocolate bars||Tomato sauce||Pasta|
|Juices||Chicken pieces||Iceberg lettuce||Yoghurts (long life)||Mayonnaise||Biscuits||Pickle||Sliced bread - long life|
|Tea/coffee||Bacon||Apples||Butter / margarine||Sugar||Nuts||Tuna||Eggs|
|Potatoes||Jam, marmalade, honey|