DAY 7: Rock the Boat

April 6, 2012

For The Yacht Week boats and skippers are just as big as a must as music and DJ's. The skippers control the boat and the DJ's control the music and the energy of the crowd. After all, it is the music of the up-and-coming DJ's at TYW that will pull you towards the most animated parties you will have ever attended...

During the day, your skipper may plug in his iPod with some mellow tunes while peacefully sailing from one spot to the next... waking up to find yourself parked next to 70 other boats blasting everything from house to reggae, or Swedish rock.  Depending on what it is, music is a philosophy of life at TYW.  Most times the “pumping up” for the parties begins within the boat, just with the positive attitude and good taste in music of the skipper.  What do our trainees think?

From some of our very own skippers' iPods... what really keeps them pumped up for the 4:00 night sails

Fred & Mikey - The Yacht Week Summer Mix 2011

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Name: John Trask, Trainee
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 23
How did you hear about TYW: Back in 2007, studying in the library while fretting over exams,  a friend of mine whispered to me check this out...and that is when I saw THE video
Dream crew: Having an all girl Scandinavian crew that don’t speak English and don’t have a clue about sailing
When did you start sailing: I started out young sailing on the family boat
Best meal your crew could make you: A Big Mac
When you’re not sailing you are: Participating in DJ battles... I’ve actually won a few...
I love: Seeing people have a good time especially when they’re dancing to the music I’m playing


Name: Chris Wierzbowsky, Trainee
Age: 22
Nationality: Australian
If you weren’t going to be a skipper on TYW, what would you be: Event party manager
Music is: Unbelievable
What´s on the skipper´s iPod: Florence and the Machine, David Guetta, LMFAO
Who would you love to see play at TYW: Avicii
If I were a DJ: I would want to play on a high podium in the middle of the dance floor, surrounded by thousands of people


Name: Robin Christon, Trainee
Age: 20
Nationality: French
What are you listening to right now: Vampire Weekend
Why is music so important to TYW: It gets people amped up and sets up the mood
If I were a DJ: I would like to play on the beach at night with people dancing on the shoreline
When I’m sailing I listen to: House music