Will I get seasick?

Posted: February 20, 2019 7:03 pm


We cannot predict if you, specifically, will get seasick, but we can give you some advice based on prior experience sailing and dealing with seasickness, both in yourselves and others.

The best remedy for seasickness is prevention, which means being well-rested, fed, and hydrated before sailing. Niagara does not heel (lean over) as much as small boats do but this is of course affected by variable wind and wave conditions. We recommend you consult your physician if concerned about seasickness. Medications are permitted and we suggest those that will not make you drowsy. Keep in mind that most medications are only effective if you take them well in advance of departure. If you do find yourself feeling unwell during a sail, a crewmember can get you a bucket, and we recommend that you stay on deck in the fresh air, drink small but continuous sips of water, and eat something –  even just a few saltines tend to help settle the stomach.