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It’s no secret that life is meant for great moments and even better friendships. In 2015 we invited our award-winning friends from Another Brother productions to capture us having a damn good time in the sun and snow. These guys have filmed a few of our best trailers as well as videos for Google, Red Bull, Absolut Vodka and many more... Thanks to our Swedish brothers from another mother, adventure travel has never looked so good.
We were lucky enough to catch up with the guys to chat a bit about their awesome selves and the shiz that went down whilst filming:
At first glance TSW and TYW are polar opposite events; one is all about summer sailing and the other happens thousands of feet above sea level. Yet something brings them together, what would you say these common ingredients are that make it ‘The Week of Your Life’?
AB: We believe that TYW and TSW both build on the same emotion. It’s not really about the event itself but rather the mix of new friendships, epic experiences and the break from reality and normal life. The feeling and experience you get with TYW and TSW is so far from the everyday grind that you can’t really compare it to anything else.
We were really struck by the stunning shots and editing techniques in the trailer. What inspired your filming style?
AB: At Another Brother, we believe that if you don’t get goosebumps, it’s not good enough. So with the new tools you get nowadays we always try to push the limits of “normal” filmmaking and create that extra bit of emotion.
How would you describe the filming conditions on TYW & TSW? Did you find it easy to balance work and play?
AB: The hospitality of TYW and TSW can’t be matched with anything else, from the moment you arrive you’re a part of the family. This makes the working conditions, at least in our field of work, extremely easy. To be honest, we don’t really think that there’s a dramatic difference between work and play with you guys
Where do you think TSW and TYW are going to next?
AB: For TSW, we think that Whistler would be an epic destination because of its mountains and nightlife. For TYW, the Maldives would be a perfect destination for both sailing and surfing.
Now that we’ve dappled in skiing and sailing. What do you think the next ‘Week’ concept could be?
AB: We think The Surf Week would be an awesome compliment to the sea and snow. We all need some sand between our toes in the morning and a couple of sunset drinks in the evening.
Thanks Another Brother! You guys are the heat.
Leave nothing but footprints. Capture nothing but memories. Waste nothing but time.
To help dolphins stop drinking beer and turtles dressing up in plastic, our Croatian office, a 12-man team of professional divers and the local authorities, took a few hours out of their Saturday to clean up the seabed in our favourite bay on Vis Island, Croatia.
After being in the water for only 6 hours the team plucked out a whopping 1 tonne of waste from the ocean!
We are very aware of the impact of our activity on the environment, specifically the oceans and recognise the responsibility we have towards those in the local communities we engage with. We are lucky enough to offer experiences in some of the world’s most beautiful locations and we aim to keep them that way.
Help by doing your bit on TYW:
- Don’t throw anything overboard
- Put your rubbish straight into the bin to avoid it blowing away
- Keep an eye on your floaties, they tend to drift off when no one’s watching.
- Embrace the silence of sailing. No need to motor around everywhere you go.
We will be doing regular ocean clean-ups to help the fight against ocean pollution, but we need your help too! A little goes a long way.
Upon touchdown back in the land where The Yacht Week all began, we knew this weekend was going to be one we would never forget… excluding those who glugged too much glögg of course. We dropped our bags at our humble abode – a 290ft steel schooner moored along the Skeppsholmen. All our favourite Yacht Weekers in one vessel for the entire weekend: a true recipe for revelry.
FRIDAY: AN ABSOLUT BANGER
We began the big weekend with drinks in the dream house of Absolut Vodka. We met, mingled and sipped vibrant vodka cocktails with our fellow Yacht Weekers in the very creative space of Atelier.
SATURDAY: KISSES IN THE CABIN
With the highlight of the weekend only hours away, bevvies of beautiful babes slipped into little black numbers and posed with puckered lips. Just when you thought things couldn’t be spiced up anymore… we started the party with mulled wine along the deck of our much beloved Af Chapman.
DINNER FOR TWO… HUNDRED PLEASE
After warming the cockles of our heart with one too many glasses of glögg… our Ubers had arrived. We hoisted up our frocks, fixed our bow ties and walked the plank. We hopped into our cabs and began the journey to a night of devouring, discussing and breaking it down on the dancefloor in the magnificent Magasinet.
Once the smorgasbord of Swedish treats were all said and scoffed, it was time to slide up the blazer sleeves, remove the heels and dance that delicious chocolate dessert away.
WE MADE IT RAIN
DJ Milo S & Bladtkramer were so damn good they had us dancing till only death could do us part. The dynamic Danish duo started the party and we didn’t want them to stop it. They had us dropping it like it was hot and to be honest we weren’t SORRY.
SUNDAY: BAE (BACON & EGGS)
The hangover and brunch went together like meatballs and mash potatoes: it’s not always a pretty site, but one wouldn’t be the same without the other. This brunch separated the men from the boys and the Yacht Weekers from the yacht weakers. We feasted first and then bid our farewells.
Despite the sideways rain and exorbitant booze prices, to say Stockholm was a mere success would be an understatement. It was the party of the century… slight overstatement? Honestly speaking, it truly was a weekend we will never forget. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated our 10th birthday in big way.
Thanks to the fabulous Fabian Wester for capturing these awesome Stockholm snaps.
See you for round 3 in NYC!
We’re offering 4 lucky pairs of friends the chance to join The Yacht Week in Thailand on our first ever Christmas Week (19th-26th December, 2015). Each pair will win a cabin on a yacht for the most sun-filled festive frolics.
- One cabin for 2 people for 7 days in Thailand 19th-26th December, 2015
- Professional skipper and hostess
- Breakfast, lunch & 2 dinners
- TYW Wristbands
- Dinghy, outboard engine, fuel
- Yacht equipment
- GPS & nautical charts
- Stereo & cockpit speakers
- Final cleaning of yacht
- Sheets, blankets, towels
- Tourist taxes
- Drinking water
- Port fees
- Yacht fuel, water, shore power
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Hostess and Skipper tips at your discretion
- Eating out
- Extra activities
- Yacht deposit of €400pp in Thailand to cover any personal damages
We will place you on the perfect yacht along 3 other pairs who have won a cabin. We will send you the details of your yacht, the Arrival Document and invite you to a Facebook group to meet the rest of your crew at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We finally know what Rob Siltanen and Apple were talking about when they referred to “The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently”, are the ones who will change the world.
Nothing quite restored our faith in humanity like receiving this job application of such high skill and calibre.
The Cover Letter:
Here he is jumping a jet ski out of a swimming pool. Literally.
Ballsy enough to top this application? If you answered: “MOTHER FLIPPING CHECK ALL OVER THAT.” Well then, what are you waiting for?
Apply for the European Sales Manager here!
The festive spirit has caught on a little early at The Yacht Week and we are throwing in a free Weekend Package for 2 at our 10th Anniversary celebrations in Stockholm on 27-29th November for anyone that takes one of the remaining yachts in Thailand or the British Virgin Islands this Christmas or New Year!
The Weekend Package
- Two nights accommodation on Af Chapman, a tall ship in the middle of Stockholm, for 2 people in a shared cabin.
- Friday Night – Entry to our exclusive party at the creative house of Absolut, Atelier (6-9pm).
- Saturday Night – Welcome drink, dinner with wine and entrance to the 10th Anniversary party, both taking place at Magasinet (7pm-3am). Live performances throughout the evening followed by sets from the legendary TYW DJs, Milo S & Bladtkramer, taking you late into the night. Dress code: Black tie.
Check out the Facebook event for more details or email email@example.com.
We told you we had been scheming something extra special for our 10th anniversary year… Well guess what? London was just the beginning.
Waltzing through the dignified doors of The In & Out Naval and Military Club in St James’ Square was debatably more awe-inspiring than listening to the eargasmic crescendo of Adele’s new single. A truly momentous moment! Granted, the enjoyment of walking inside may have been due to the heavens opening seconds before the event started. London’s weather stealing the spotlight once again.
But within a matter of minutes we were right as rain, so to speak, thanks to the white gloves holding out endless glasses of champagne served on silver platters. As much as the rain poured outside, so too did the Veuve Clicquot flow inside.
The foyer filled up quickly with an extended look-alike cast of the Great Gatsby; men looking ever-so-dapper in their black bow-ties and girls dressed to the nines in their neck-breakingly beautiful dresses and high-heels; neck-breaking for different reasons.
I mean who doesn’t love a fancy dress party… But the real question is: do you love a fancy dress party more than the second guy? Impossible.
Employees, family, friends, skippers, hostesses, past, present and future TYW guests all hushed to the sounds of clinking glasses as the founders took to the carpeted stairs to deliver their welcome toast. Which quickly turned into a live comedy act with a hint of an inspiring presidency speech. Something only Swedes can do. Come to think of it, I don’t know why they didn’t also break into a “Happy Birthday to TYW” ballad? Maybe next time guys.
At 7pm dinner was served… And served it was! Seared salmon for starters, filet mignon for mains and death-by-chocolate for dessert. Did I mention the wine pairing with each course? A feast fit for a king I tell you! I heard one hostesses whisper she could cook them under the table. Brave call.
Once dinner was all said and devoured, guests descended the stairs in a wave of excitement. Met by 300 more who arrived for the cocktail party, bringing the numbers up to a festive crowd of 600 people all raring to go. It was now time for The Yacht Week to do what we do best – sail? Nope – partay. Yes, the ‘a’ in partay is both intentional and for added effect.
Another reason to skip down the stairs, and then pause for Fabian to take a photo, was because 100 TYW inspired bottles of Orillo Vodka awaited us downstairs and they weren’t going to drink themselves! The vodka was great, but we think the labels were the best part. Yes, we’re a little biased.. All hail Glenn; designer of everything that is TYW and a recently accomplished vodka label illustrator. You go Glenn Coco!
With The Yacht Week veteran DJs in the mix, it was almost as if every single person had the same hypothesis to prove: ‘You can take the person out of The Yacht Week, but you sure as hell can’t take The Yacht Week out of the person.’ The night’s conclusion would be anyone’s guess…
Yes, it truly was one hell-of-a 10th birthday bash! Thank you to everyone who came, saw and conquered the dance-floor.
Re-live all the shenanigans and find your new profile pic in the Facebook album.
Are you wishing you could go back and do it all over again? Well, I must be a genie in a bottle baby because your wish is granted! We will be going back to the future in true Stockholm style for a whole weekend of celebrations. (One #BTTF joke too far, ok enough now) The best part about that event is that we will all be sleeping TYW style on a massive steel ship. I mean honestly, you would just be silly not to.
Tickets and info about Stockholm are on the Facebook event.
See you Sweden.