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Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Ask the Expert, Boating Lifestyle, US | 0 comments

Best Seasickness Remedies: Did You Say Gin?

A very British cure for an international disease.

Leave it to the Brits, or at least to Alex Smith, to justify a good quality gin and tonic. According to Alex, who’s an ex-naval officer with enough experience to know what works, this celebratory drink is the best of all seasickness remedies. At least “when I’m not actually helming a boat,” he adds. (Read The Anti-Seasickness Properties of Gin on uk.boats.com.)

Healing for heeling: a gin and tonic cure

Healing for heeling: will this gin and tonic cure your seasickness?

Seasickness affects all but a very lucky 10 percent of the human population, in case you think it’s only for newbies. Those of us with a little experience have either learned to avoid the particular conditions that make us queasy, or found a remedy that works for us, or some combination of the two. Everyone has their own very specific set of conditions that trigger the symptoms, though those symptoms are, unfortunately, remarkably consistent. So if you think you’re immune, I’ll bet you just haven’t yet ventured out into the right combination of wave length and period.

I sailed with an experienced captain once who told me it was definitely possible to be too scared to get seasick. He also thought it was possible to be too busy. And if we believe Alex Smith, it’s also possible to be too well-lubricated—if you choose your drink correctly, of course.

Let us know what works for you, or read on:
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