One of our fortunate, seaworthy friends wrote in to say;  “I have a holiday coming up that I have no idea how to shop for let alone pack for!  I will be leaving on the 29th of August for the J Class sailing Yacht races in Sardinia, Italy.   We will be staying at the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club  sailing, sightseeing and shopping by day . . .  dinners and parties by night! Our first advice is to come onboard to our Packing Lists and print the ones that apply to your destination.   Costa Smeralda is one of the chicest destinations in the Mediterranean, add to the mix the salty dogs who race J Class and you have yourself one fantastic experience. In general, we love J. McLaughlin’s Catalina Fabric for its vibrant patterns, flattering fit and versatility. These tops and dresses can literally go from morning to night in comfort and style. and will always look fresh.  Order one size down for a flattering fit.   As we always recommend, packing in a color schemes saves you time and packing space and we love all of the shimmering Mediterranean Blues!

By day on shore shopping and yacht watching, wear a summer dress, sandals, hat, sunglasses and carry a tote to fit all of your finds.   When spectating on the sea, stick to a great pair of shorts and shirt, boat shoes or rubber sandals, hat, and again your trusty tote for sunscreen, waterproof jacket and the like.  You may want to take a Sea to Summit Waterproof Bag to tuck inside your tote for your camera and cell phone. Ah, nights in the harbor are made for white jeans, fab tunic tops, espadrilles, a little clutch and a lot of attitude.  You can also wear a great dress like the Chain Print Halter and we fell in love with the easy, breezy Charlotte Maxi Dress, just make sure it hits above the ankles, and for a longer look, add a platform sandal.

Anchors Away

Maxi DressStripped DressChainLink DressCatalina Dress

Day to Night Toppings

Short Sleeve TopChain Link TopPrint TunicChain Link Halter Top

Crisp Whites at Sea

White PantsWhite ShortsWhite Pants

Clutch and Totes

Sailing in Sardinia

Take Along a Few Coordinating Wraps

Summer Scarfs

Very Handy Piece for Layering:

White Vest

Use All of Our  W2WW Packing Lists:

How to Pack & Basic Lists

Essential Toiletries

What to Take On Board

Packing for Resort

On the Sea

See Indagare’s Cheat Sheet on Sardinia


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