It’s officially been six months since I left the fantasy world of The Yacht Week. I worked as an events intern in Croatia this past summer and seeing everyone at The Ski Week and The Yacht Week BVI is giving me serious blues. As a way to cope with these withdrawals, I decided to make a post on how you should pack for this epic week and who better to tell you than someone who did five of them? 😉 Here’s everything you don’t want to be caught without during your vacay at sea:
Clothes: Prepare to be in your bikini morning, noon, and night. You’ll be sailing and swimming all day long so a few cute suits are definitely necessary. (Obviously you’ll want to bring a couple cover ups to go with them). Each week has the famous “white party” so definitely have an outfit packed for that as well. Shorts, crop tops, and summery dresses are good for all the other evening events and a nicer dress is a good idea for the Fort George party and closing party ~this is for the Croatia route specifically~
Accessories: Make sure you bring a flag from your home country or University to hang while you sail – not only does it let you rep your hometown, but it also makes your boat much easier to find after a night of parting (oops). Flash tats, glitter, glow paint and any other madness is more than welcome on The Yacht Week. Also welcomed, and highly encouraged, are floaty toys. During the raft parties you’ll really regret not packing a giant blow up flamingo to float on.
Electronics: I would strongly suggest you leave your laptop and any other important electronics at home. The cabins are rather small and with rocking, drunk people, and liquids everywhere, you’re asking for a disaster. If you’re bringing a camera, I’d suggest you invest in a waterproof case (I love my GoPro because it comes with waterproof housing and is good for taking pics and filming). I had a LifeProof case on my phone and after being thrown into the water daily (fully clothed), I was extremely grateful.
I know I had to do plenty of research before this experience so please ask any of your Yacht Week related questions in the comments below! Get ready for one incredible week…. 🙂
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