The Yacht Week 2016

What a week.

If you don’t know what Yacht Week is then look it up. This was my third trip to Croatia, the first being a 5 day stop during interailling, the second was 4 years ago on my first holiday with Tom where we first got a taste of Yacht Week and finally got a group together to do it. We took the Red route in Croatia which I would highly recommend.

Day 1 – The arrival:

We arrived in Seget marina near Trogir on the Saturday afternoon (all flying from different places so came at different times of day). We met our skipper Toni (who had just come from his 10th week in a row of sailing and partying), got our passes, packed up our trolley and headed for the boat.

TYW arrival

The first night we stayed docked up at the marina but went out to the first party of the week in a castle ruin in Trogir. This was also a great chance to meet other people on boats next to us before we set sail.

driving boat

“All aboard!”

first day

Our boat included myself and Tom, his friend Marbles and his fiance Sharon, Marbles brother Tim, my friend Claire and Tom’s friend Pringle as well as 2 new friends we picked up on Crewfinder called Tracey and El. Who were amazing!

planking TYW

If you are worried about doing Yacht week with a pile of random people, don’t be, we met so many people who were an extra on people’s boats and they had an amazing week.

germans
Day 2 – Green caves diving, Hula Hula sunset party and Carpe Diem

We pulled the anchor and sailed to Parmegana via green caves where we went for a swim in search of Nemo

green cave

We then rafted up in circle for the raft party. Basically an all day party in the sea.

float party

TYW rafts

Some of the floats were hilarious…

TYW donut munch

and tasty…

TYW hvar sunset

We got a speed taxi boat (very James Bond) to the Island of Hvar where we watched the most incredible sunset over a cold prosecco.

Day 3 – We had a day docked up at the marina where we went to the beach on the island of Parmagana then went to the white party at carpe diem Island.

tyw GINGERS AT QWHITE PPARTY

The island is used solely for Yacht Week so you can stroll from bar to bar and dance away beside the sea. We even went for a cheeky swim in one of the bar pools.

TYW white party

We finished the night off with a lobster dinner in Hvar.

Day 4 – Vis (Paradise)

We sailed to Vis and went for a swim in the sea.

vis TYW

Vis may have overtaken my favourite place in the world which used to be Hvar. It is a quaint village island with lovely restaurants, the people are so friendly and there are lots of local artists and shops.

vis

We decided to see some “culture” while we were on Vis so walked to a church and took of photo…we swiftly went back to swimming in the sea and drinking prosecco when we realised it was 38 degrees.

castle party

That night we went to the party at Fort George, an old Castle ruin which was just stunning. This is an action shot of me trying to look like Beyonce…Again.

Day 5 – Middle of nowhere raft up

green cave 2

We were all feeling a little “seasick” by this point in the week so thought a good time to get the union jack one piece on.

reagetta
Day 6 – Sailed back to Sedet marina

last day sailing

We had an amazing full day of sailing back to the marina. It was a little choppy but managed to catch a nice picture of all of us sitting upright before we lost parts of the boat trying to tack our way home.

We had a final lovely dinner in Trogir and attempted a wild night out in Split but failed and went back to a lovely square for our final farewell toast.

Day 7 – cried all the way home

tYW Sunset

Thank you Yacht Week <3

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TYW packing