Planning a Boat Trip: Get the Crew Organized
Notion: our boat trip planning and collaboration tool
Easy access to your provisioning list
We always grab the last trips' Google Sheet and update accordingly. Google Sheets is great to use because multiple people can access and edit the same document.
Notion allows you to embed the Google Sheet directly on a page for quick access.
Let everyone collaborate on the itinerary
I used a table database to make sure everyone was able to contribute and collaborate with the sailing itinerary. Create a record for each day and include fields like anchorage and meal planning.
In a similar way, we also use a separate table database to collect the crew's info (passport, flight #s, etc). This is info the captain must submit to the charter company. This can save him or her a lot of time chasing it down from the crew.
The boat briefing is an important activity before departing the marina. You want to make sure you cover everything on your checklist, and do it efficiently so you can get out to the islands!
If you put your checklist in notion, you can divide and conquer some of the checklist items - some of the crew can go through the inventory while the others go through safety and operability.
Embed other commonly accessed links & files
- Weather and marine forecasts
- Tide charts
- Base and marina guide
- Sailing trip packing list