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Press Coverage – World Travel Magazine

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Big thanks to World Travel Magazine Singapore for featuring The Yacht Week on the cover of their Jan/Feb 2016 issue!

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10th Anniversary Party, Stockholm

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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POST-FEAST FIESTA

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.

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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.

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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!

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Win a Christmas Cabin in Thailand!

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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.

Simply add a comment to our Facebook or Winstagram post telling us who you’d go here with…

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

- 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

ADDITIONAL COSTS

- Flights
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Hostess and Skipper tips at your discretion
- Alcohol
- Eating out
- Extra activities
- Yacht deposit of €400pp in Thailand to cover any personal damages

YOUR YACHT

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.

QUESTIONS?

For more details email info@theyachtweek.com.

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Hats Off To This Guy

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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:

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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!

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Early Christmas Present in Stockholm

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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.

Any questions?

Check out the Facebook event for more details or email info@theyachtweek.com.

Skål!

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10th Anniversary Party, London

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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.

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New Turkey Trailer 2015

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This year The Yacht Week had our first taste of true Turkish Delight with a pioneering voyage around the rural Turquoise Route.

Amongst the whispers in the aftermath, we’ve heard guests say: ‘50 Shades of Turquoise would have been a more fitting route name.’ Arguably the best feedback we’ve had all year.

A huge thanks to Nick and Gabs from Unit 9 Films, who vividly captured the first sparks of a Summer romance between The Yacht Week and Turkey.

It’s time to impress those pupils.

New Turkey Trailer 2015

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We caught up with Nick and Gabs to get a deeper insight into their filming experience in Turkey, let’s see what this dynamic duo had to say for themselves:

As virgin Yacht Weekers what were your initial thoughts?

N&G: We had heard a lot about The Yacht Week but we didn’t really know what to expect. But I honestly think we got way more than what we had expected! It was just awesome.

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What’s the story and inspiration behind the trailer?

N&G: It was more about capturing the essence of The Yacht Week and Turkey simultaneously rather than having a structured story line. We focused more on how we were going to join this collection of moments together. So, we continuously strived to find new and interesting ways to transition these snapshots of Turkey.

What was it like filming TYW in Turkey?

N&G: Everything is so beautiful and picturesque, with the small secluded bays and 35 degree weather… It made our job easy, we basically just had to switch the camera on. Turkey spoke for itself.

We had to keep reminding ourselves that it was not a holiday, we were there to work. But we got most of our chill (tanning) time whilst we were sailing because we got a lot of sailing footage from the first day. But crunch time came when we docked at each new spot, we would hop off and scout the surroundings and meet new people to see what we could work with.

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What did you love most about Turkey?

Turkey is one of the least famous places to go on holiday within that part of the Mediterranean. I mean you have Greece, Italy, etc. right next door and those are the ones that everyone raves about. But that was the appeal for us, I was surprised by how beautifully remote and intimate everything was. I can only compare Turkey to what I imagine other routes to be like, but I can sense from what everyone else was saying there was a way more intimate environment, which meant the parties became really exclusive to Yacht Weekers and everyone became so close. 

Each different destination has its own quirks, Turkey has a unique way of welcoming people, the landscapes are their own – seeing minarets dotted around and the general Asian aura Turkey gave off was great. I think that was the most beautiful part about the trip.

And, of course, you have the Turkish hospitality, people are so nice and welcoming. It really is a thing: The Turkish hospitality.

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What do you think makes your video unique to other TYW videos?

N&G: The Yacht Week has a good standard of videos, and because this was the inaugural event for Turkey, we were trying to capture Turkey above, I guess, everything else. Capturing all the awesome parties and people was important, but even more importantly, highlighting the rich earthy tones of Turkey and the beauty of travelling to whole new place, a culture which is probably very different from the places most guests come from.

Overall, your favourite part? 

N&G: The Turkish sunsets. We were sailing from island and island in the evening and the water was completely flat like glass. It had that mirror effect and reflected the sunset off the water.

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Some exciting news: Such was the great feedback from you guys, we have decided to open Turkey to everyone for four weeks next year. Hoorah! Next year’s summer bookings open in two weeks! If you haven’t done so already, check out all the details about the Turkish event here. We think you’ll like it!

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Press Coverage – Vanity Fair Italia

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Press Coverage – Refinery29

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Thank you to Refinery29 for listing The Yacht Week as ’15 Trips To Take Before You Turn 30′!

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Press Coverage – Thrillist

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Big thanks to Thrillist for the bonus mention in their ‘25 Best Beaches in the World’ article. We definitely recommend sailing over to the Paklinski Islands if you find yourself in Hvar, Croatia. Or you could come with us.

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