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King of Cocktails: the Painkiller

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Our resident Mixologist, Camila Massu, introduces the best hair of the dog of the Caribbean adapted for yacht life (unless you packed your NutriBullet or Vitamix of course). This recipe is simple: chuck it all in a big jug and shake it with the ebb and flow of the waves as you sail into the next port of call in the BVI’s. And if your feeling sprightly, climb a local palm tree and pluck a fresh coconut straight from nature’s larder!

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how to make a painkiller

History has it that the original Painkiller was created in the 1970′s at the Soggy Dollar Bar of Jost Van Dyke, so naturally, they are best experienced in situ, so treat yourself and join our next event in the British Virgin Islands.

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Press Coverage – iate Magazine Brazil

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Thank you to the iate Magazine Brazil for the article on their recent trip with The Yacht Week.

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Party People: Are you ready for 2015?

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It’s that time of year again, if Christmas has lured you into a semi permanent residence by the fireside then New Year’s Eve is calling for you to get suited and booted for one last ‘hoorah’ before the Great January Detox.

Keep the dreaded NYE anti-climax at bay and treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime. If you haven’t any plans yet, here’s a late Christmas present: a mini guide of where to head and what to do.

1.For Romantic Foodies

Saint Sylvestre in Paris. If you’re planning an exclusive New Year’s Eve treat with a special someone, then head to the original capital of romance: Paris. To go all-out, look no further than the charming La Tour D’Argent nestled in the Quai de Tourneille. Sample the restaurant’s infamous duck, (reared on their own farms) whilst gazing out at the spectacular view of the Notre Dame and the River Seine. A little before midnight, stroll towards the Eiffel Tower to catch the light show or head to the Champs Elysees for the fireworks.

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2. For Fresh Pow enthusiasts

For those who can’t get enough of the white stuff here’s a powder fresh experience of a lifetime. Head to Japan’s Niseko; the resort enjoys 15m of snow a year and is a firm favourite among off-piste fanatics and Asian celebrities alike. New Year’s Eve here is serious business. The lifts are open until 11:30pm allowing for celebratory night skiing followed by a captivating torchlight descent. Scour the mountains carefully and you’ll see the resort’s frozen monsters; a ghostly, natural phenomenon caused by snow-encased trees. This wintry spectacle becomes particularly hypnotic at night when the resort illuminates them with kaleidoscopic lights. When morning arrives, take to the resort’s hot springs.

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3. For Full Time Party Hounds

Rio di Janiero, the Empress of the Carnival, the Capital of Exuberance and the perfect location for a really good time. Take to Rio’s Copacabana Beach. It is tradition to be clad in white as it is thought to bring you luck. Take a bottle of champagne with you, but be mindful that it’s real function is to douse fellow party goers with bubbly goodness. After the fireworks have finished it’s a mad dash to the seashore; the perfect opportunity to refresh, reset and restore. Stagger home to the Copacabana Palace.

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4. For the Ultimate Escapists

If ringing in the New Year surrounded by fellow humans fills you with horror, then the perfect solution could be a trip to the Scottish Highlands. For a restorative escape, gather the few beings that you can bear and rent out your own little slice of Scotland (renting a castle needn’t be extortionate if you share the cost). Most villages hold their own ceilidh parties: an authentic Scottish Hogmanay experience, you may even be treated to a display of the Northern Lights as you amble home.

Brush away the cobwebs the next day with a hike into hills, pack your binoculars and you could lay eyes on the handsome stags that reside there.

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5. For Committed Yacht Weekers

It would be blasphemy not to mention the route curated by TYW itself. For a perfect piece of tropical paradise, look no further than our own offering; a blissful opportunity to kick back in the British Virgin Islands. Adjust to the laid back Caribbean lifestyle, letting the easy-going chimes of reggae music set the pace. By day, scour the seabed armed with a snorkel. By night, dance till you drop! Old Year’s Night itself will take place on Jost Van Dyk at the island’s party bar, Foxy’s. Fill your party engine with Painkiller cocktails and freshly caught lobster for an unforgettable night.

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What Do TYW Skippers Do When They’re Not Skippering?

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unnamedWhat do Yacht Week skippers do when they are not skippering in the Med? In James Kell’s case he is a photographer. James and a few others will be combining their sailing and photography by setting sail from Southampton in December to Sydney, crossing the Atlantic then Pacific oceans. On the way they will be rolling out a new social enterprise called Tribe Photo that aims to bring photography equipment and skills to villagers in remote communities, and a platform for them to sell their best photos to the world for $1 each. They gain photography skills and money, the world gains unique images.

On Thursday night at The Yacht Week headquarters Tribe Photo will be putting on a party to launch both Tribe Photo and its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. There will be a DJ, a bar, art installations and all past and present Yachtweekers are welcome to attend. Entry is free so bring a friend!

  • When: Thursday 6th November at 7pm
  • Where: European Travel Ventures, c/o Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BX (nearest tube is Farringdon)
  • Who: Tribe Photo
  • Dress: Smart casual
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP here

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Event – The Yacht Week Bookings Launch Party, Hong Kong

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When? Saturday, November 8th 8pm – ? UTC+08
Where? Boujis Hong Kong, 37 Pottinger Street, Central District, Hong Kong
What? The Yacht Week Bookings Launch Party


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**Drinks Special**
HKD$250 open bar from 9 pm -11 pm, including spirits, beer and wine

To celebrate the launch of bookings for The Yacht Week Summer 2015, and to wave goodbye to the summer in HK, The Yacht Week is partnering with Boujis for a night of fun!

***For questions and RSVPs, please email chaanah.c@theyachtweek.com

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Your Guide to Booking TYW Summer 2015

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Bookings for the Summer 2015 open on Monday October 27th at 6pm GMT and yachts are going to go fast! We are expecting our biggest summer yet and to help make sure you get your spot, here are some tips from TYW team:

1. GATHER YOUR FRIENDS

Every trip is only as good as the company you’re with, so make sure you have the right crew to make TYW as good as it can be. Bring only the sun-seeking adventurers and start preparing for the best summer yet.

Make sure you have the right ratio of guys and girls! We want to make sure you have the best time at our events, and that means meeting the specific ratio for the week you book so that the event you’re on ends up being 50/50 guys and gals overall. Trust us, you’ll be thankful!

If you’re two people travelling, why not check out our cabin bookings, which comes with everything included for the week (minus the getting there bit).

2. PICK A DESTINATION

With TYW in four locations this summer – Italy, Greece, Croatia and Ultra Europe – you need to make sure you choose the right one for you and your friends. Each destination is unique in its own way and might be surmised as:

ITALY – the most exclusive of all the destinations, where TYW meets the Italian jet in a stunning archipelago of volcanic islands with c. 15-20 yachts per week. It goes without saying, but the food is next level… Watch the trailer.

CROATIA – with up to 50 yachts per week, per route (we offer the Black and Red Route in Croatia), the original destination is calling us back year after year for great sailing, big parties and stunning coastal towns.

GREECE – somewhere between Croatia and Italy in terms of flotilla size, the Greece route was one of the most popular in 2014 and we can’t wait to show more Yacht Weekers why this place is so special. Watch the trailer.

ULTRA EUROPE – now in our 3rd year of partnering with Europe’s premier EDM festival, this route will suit those sun seekers looking to experience some of the biggest DJ’s on the planet from a VIP promontory whilst experience the best of TYW. Watch the trailer.

3. CHOOSE A YACHT

Having the perfect yacht for your group is essential! Do you want space or is price the most important? To help you decipher the difference between the yachts available, check this out:

Catamaran – twin-hulled yachts made for a more relaxing sail. The catamaran’s size and design makes the yacht stable and a little difficult to manoeuvre. They are big, spacious, great for large groups and some of the most luxurious yachts listed. Cabins are generally large and the kitchen area is nice. A popular feature that guests like to take advantage of is the net located at the bow of the yacht, typically using it as a tanning bed!

Cruisers – monohull yachts for guests who want to sail without a care in the world. They have big cockpits and hulls, making them spacious and comfortable. They are also engineered to be easy to handle. Cruisers will sail from one location to the next at a slow and stable pace, literally lulling guests into relaxation. Makes to look out for: Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau or Elan.

Performance – these yachts are exciting and lively! You are in for a true sailing experience if you book one of these. They are quick and responsive through the water, which makes every sail thrilling! Makes to look our for: Hanse, Dufour, Grand Soleil and Salona.

4. BOOK A SKIPPER

Can’t sail? No problem! We have a team of experienced skippers from all over the world that can take care of that while you island hop and soak up the sun.

5. ADD A HOSTESS

Want to completely relax? Leave the cooking and grocery shopping to our trained hostesses. We want you to have the best and most comfortable experience, so let them handle the lunch while you sip that freshly made cocktail as you sail by day and party by night.

6. THE YACHT WEEK WRISTBAND

TYW Wristband is the only way to access all the exclusive events during your vacation. We send in world renowned DJ’s and use only the best venues to ensure you are dancing from dusk til dawn. As of 2015, the wristband now comes included in the yacht package.

7. READY… SET… BOOK!

Bookings open Monday October 27th at 6pm GMT. We recommend knowing exactly what destination, week and yacht you want so that when bookings open you are as slick as a Mozart on the keyboard to book!

8. CELEBRATE

You’ve now booked your spot in joining us for the biggest summer event yet, so get excited and ready for the best week of your life.

Booked but too excited to wait until summer to experience TYW? We’ve got you covered! Our routes in Thailand and the British Virgin Islands are happening this winter and spring and booking are still open! Otherwise, like us on Facebook to be kept up-to-date on all our international parties that we throw year round in over 20 different countries.

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Event – The Yacht Week & The Ski Week Present: Los Angeles Après Ski Day Party

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When? Saturday, September 27th 2:00pm – 7:00pm PST
Where? Nikki’s Venice Beach, 72 Market St, Venice, California 90291, USA
What? TSW & TYW Apres Ski Day Party


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**Tickets**
$30 Earlybird available until 9/18.
www.tywla.eventbrite.com

$35 – General Admission
$40 – At the door
$350 – VIP**

The 2014 summer season of The Yacht Week has finally wrapped up and it was our best season yet! To celebrate, TYW is hosting it’s Los Angeles Après Ski Day Party to kick off its winter event – The Ski Week! Winter is coming, so let’s cheers to the summer’s success and get ready to book your next experience in Austria, Aspen, CO or Powder Mountain, UT!

***Dress: Dressy casual with a twist of après ski

***Event Details:

  • Grey Goose OPEN BAR from 2-3pm
  • Welcome Shot upon arrival
  • $5 Moscow Mules, $3 Domestic Drafts, $3 Graham Cracker Shots
  • Photo booth and one incredible dance party!

**VIP Ticket includes:

  • Entry for up to 10 people
  • Private table near DJ booth
  • 1 complientary bottle of Grey Goose Vodka + mixers.
    *1 bottle minimum purchase per table, offered at a discouted price.

***For questions or inquiries, please email devon@theyachtweek.com

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Sicilian Style: What The Summer Taught Us

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Sicily’s Aeolian islands: where coastlines dotted with white villas sit before a backdrop of billowing volcanoes and forgotten towns rub shoulders with hip-hideaway resorts.

Hopping from island to island provides a perfect opportunity to cleanse your mind, fill you lungs with sea air and, of course, dress with stylish, carefree nonchalance.

The Yacht Week Italy established a bohemian vibe as the undertone of this summer’s style. The LWD (Little White Dress) became a clear wardrobe essential; guests paired white ensembles with exotic floral headbands and a slicks of red lipstick for a glamorous finishing touch

If anywhere screams for your own interpretation of the 70′s vibe this season, it’s the otherworldly streets of towns such as Panarea and Lipari. Panarea’s club Raya creates a perfect backdrop for hazy summer dressing. Long skirts, wide legged trousers and paisley patterns capture the isle’s bohemian glamour.

For those looking for a mid-week wardrobe refresh, Panarea’s a’Biddikia is a stylish little boutique stocking numerous boho chic pieces. A leaf through the brand’s brochure states ‘Qui un abito a’Biddikkia diventa lo speciale souvenir di un’isola magica’ ‘An a’Biddikkia outfit is the special souvenir from a magical island’ As well as dresses (abiti), the shop stocks twinkling bejeweled sandals and on trend swimwear.

Guests saved their best threads for the route’s final beachside soiree at Ristorante Dejavu. The venue boasts a charming giardinetto where oleanders and bougaivillas bloom under palm trees. Guests fuel up for a night of partying under the stars sampling Sicilian specialties. Flat shoes were swapped for towering heels and wedges with exotic patterns.

In short, life on a boat doesn’t mean leaving your finest pieces at home, though thinking carefully about what you need is a must. Pack accessories that can take a look from day to night. Don’t forget a pair of heeled shoes; even dockside dressing occasionally calls for you to forgo your flats. Relish the opportunity for the ultimate style escapism miles—literally and figuratively—from the daily grind.

Click here for more information on the Aeolian Route in Sicily, Italy.

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Event – Après Ski Day Party & TYW Summer Wrap Up

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When? Saturday, September 6th 3:00pm – 8:00pm BST
Where? The Cuckoo Club, Swallow Street, W1B 4EZ London, United Kingdom
What? Après Ski Day Party & TYW Summer Wrap Up


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Après Ski Day Party & TYW Summer Wrap Up

We’re pleased to be hosting the only Après Ski in London this summer which promises all the revelry and camaraderie of the after-ski nightlife without the trek out to the Alps. With a summer of The Yacht Week over and bookings for The Ski Week opening on 6th September, what better excuse for a party!?

**DJ Line Up**

Performers and live entertainment will appear throughout the day to build a unique party experience. Join our veteran Yacht and Ski Weekers as we combine the best elements of a ski chalet, beach side lounge and world class club right here in London.

**TICKETS**
We have a limited availabilty of Early Birds starting at $35, so get them sooner rather than later: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-yacht-week-2014-official-afterparty-the-ski-week-2015-booking-launch-at-the-cuckcoo-club-tickets-12624198317

For VIP table arrangements book your tickets now and contact justin@houseofverum.com.

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Event – The Yacht Week & The Ski Week Present DC Après Ski Brunch Party

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When? Saturday, September 6th 11am – 4pm in EDT
Where? A-TOWN BAR & GRILL, 4100 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22203
What? The Yacht Week & The Ski Week DC Brunch Party


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The Yacht Week & The Ski Week Present DC Après Ski Brunch Party

The 2014 summer season of The Yacht Week has almost wrapped up and it has been the best season yet! To celebrate, TYW is hosting it’s DC Party & Brunch to kick off it’s winter event – The Ski Week. Winter is coming, so come celebrate the summer’s success and get ready to book your next experience in Austria, Aspen or Powder Mountain.

**GET READY FOR…**

  • 4-Star buffet brunch from 11AM – 2PM
  • Bottomless mimosas
  • Bottomless Bloody Marys
  • $3 domestic drafts, $4 fireball shots, $5 orange crushes
  • And one incredible dance party

**DRESS CODE**

Dressy casual with a twist of nautical or après ski.

**TICKETS**
We have a limited availabilty of Early Birds starting at $35, so get them sooner rather than later: https://www.eventsprout.com/register/dc_aprs_ski_brunch_party

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