My husband leaves for 5 weeks tomorrow. He is doing some training in Antigua with On Deck Sailing, and then will be heading to the Miami International Boat Show before he heads back home to us in Ottawa, Canada.
Tonight, we assembled everything from the gear list that I posted yesterday. Here is what his gear looked like once it was all assembled.
Our goal was to fit all of the gear into the yellow water bag that is in the middle of the picture. To do this, we packed all of the soft items into a compression sack, which resulted in his gear looking like this…
To abide by carry-on dimensions, a few items had to be left out of the yellow water bag. Still, most of the items packed down into the bag to look like this…
He will carry the stray items that you see in the picture above on in a cloth shopping bag, along with his iPhone, iPad and chargers.
And, finally, here is what my husband will be wearing on the plane tomorrow. It’s still very cold here in Ottawa, and to keep his carry-on small, he will be wearing the bulky items from his luggage.
I considered creating a gallery of images – close-ups of his gear – but I thought that the text version of the crewing gear list is sufficient. The crewing gear list is now accurate and shows what my husband actually brought with him to Antigua.