Your vessel will have all essential documents onboard. This will include its register list for boats and insurance policy. You should check these documents before you set off. It is best not to store your personal and boat documents in the same place. The clothing you should bring depends on the time of year. Waterproof sailing clothes and shoes are essential if you're expecting bad weather or sailing in the low season. If, on the other hand, you are sailing from June to August, a waterproof raincoat, a windbreaker, and summer clothes will usually be enough – t-shirts, trousers, shorts, a bathing suit, a hat, and a pullover for cooler evenings. Appropriate boat shoes are also essential – bright trainers with non-slip rubber soles are ideal. You will probably need a second pair of shoes when you go ashore. Your luggage is necessary as well. Complex cases are not suitable for sailing boats due to the amount of storage space they take up. Instead, you should bring soft bags that can be easily stacked.