The Yacht Week – Uncovered.

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You’ve heard the name, you’ve seen the photos, you’ve watched the videos & you’ve most probably noticed me banging on about it.

BUT you’re probably still clueless and left wondering what on EARTH The Yacht Week actually is?

Let me tell you exactly what…

The Yacht Week is the name of the company and the concept is pretty simple…

1. Grab your friends
The yachts sleep 6-12 people. So basically see how many people you can round up. Don’t sweat if there’s only a couple of you, you can use the official crew finder to team up and find others to fill your boat!
Note: Minimum age is 20 years old.

2. Choose a destination
The destinations are expanding by the year. At the moment you can choose between sailing: Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Thailand or the British Virgin Islands. 
Read more about the destinations here.

3. Choose a Yacht
There are a wide variety of yachts to choose from. Prices range from  £255 – £1455 per person, depending on the luxury / simplicity you fancy. Every boat will need a skipper (you can hire one) or if you have a certified one on board then perfect. You can also add a hostess at an additional cost (cook meals, tidy up etc).
View the different Yachts and prices here.

For Croatia bookings: Choose a route. Due to the scale of bookings there is now a red and black route to choose from, all covering the same destinations but on different days. (Black is known to the the PARTY HARD option).

4. Choose a week
Now simply decide WHEN you want to begin the adventure. 
Click here and click select destinations to see availability. 

Bookings for Summer 2016 open on 27th Oct (my birthday hehe!), but remember Thailand and BVI’s run through Dec – March.

5. GET EXCITED.
All the hard work is now done. 
A week of sailing between islands alongside bundles of other boats.
Download your countdown app and GET EXCITED.

Why is The Yacht Week SO amazing?

The tag line for The Yacht Week is ‘Nothing Like the Real World’ and I can assure you, that is every bit true.

Not much could have prepared me for what I was about to entail.

Which ever part of your soul that has led you to this post or to consider booking TYW, lies in every single person you’ll meet. So it  goes without saying you’ll be coming back with at least 100 new Facebook friends and no doubt a few life long ones.

People come from ALL over the world to The Yacht Week so you’ll be immersed in different languages, cultures, drinking games & best of all, by the end of the week you’ll have places all over the world to go and visit.

The bottom line is, everyone has one thing in common… The desire to escape the stresses and pressures of every day life, to let go and have a freakin’ GOOD TIME.

Imagine waking up every day to blue skies, clear waters and the opportunity to explore somewhere new. 

You wake up at your own comfort with your crew mates to share stories from the night before as you tuck into breakfast and sail across the big blue. 

The ocean breeze slips behind the sails to cool you down and freshen you up before another ice cold glass of your chosen refreshment slips into your hand (usually alcoholic). 
You drift into a midday siesta knowing that the hardest decision you’ll have to make today is what to wear.

As you arrive at a new island, you’ll grab a spot of lunch and one of TYW team members will give you the low down as to what parties are planned, what time they start, the best restaurants to head to and what opportunities you have to explore.

At your own leisure, you can take each day exactly as you choose. 

Whilst you are free to do as you wish, I can guarantee you will become quickly addicted to the energy of your fellow Yacht Week members and will be hopping onto the boat next door before the anchor is even down.

From exclusive Yacht Week parties to Hula hula cocktails as the sun sets on Hvar – EVERY party is epic and you simply can’t miss a single one.

(That’s speaking from my experience of Croatia anyhow, and I know it’s the busiest/ most popular route. Where as destinations like Greece and Turkey have less of an emphasis on the party culture and more relaxed due to consisting of fewer boats/crews).

It’s full on.
It’s incredible.
It’s The Yacht Week.

Here’s my favourite captured moments from The Yacht Week, Week 34, Croatia – Black Route…
Photo: Max Lander http://maxlanderproductions.com/
 
‘Plane tickets to places i’ve never been.
Palm Trees and ocean views.
Languages I don’t understand.
Star filled skies that remind me what’s important in life.
Sun kissed skin.
Dancing until the sun comes up.
Salty beach hair.
Adventures i could never have planned.
Strangers that are now friends.
Memories i’ll never, e v e r forget.’
Mollie Bylett, The Yacht Week 2015
To read more and plan your trip, visit the official website here: www.theyachtweek.com 
HAVE YOU BEEN on TYW?
What did you think? 🙂

Stay tuned for my Yacht Week GoPro footage and My Guide To TYW, Croatia!

Thank you for reading, lots of love…
Mollie xxxx

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