The Yacht Week Thread

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  1. Gin Buckets

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    I think Yacht Week and travel discussion are kind of independent of one another, so I'm starting another Yacht Week thread since I just signed up for round 2 in August for Greece.


    And due to sheer hotness, I'll add The Blonde Abroad's BVI vid


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  2. Where Eagles Dare

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    Gin Buckets. More like Gin Brags
     
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  3. Gin Buckets

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    Come on one man. I'd take a wife there. Srs.

    Girl on my boat was married and went and it's not expensive.

    ETA: And now I feel slightly bad. Yacht Week by name sounds a lot more fancy than it is. It wouldn't be a company if it was
     
  4. 47 straight

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    Gin braggets
     
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  5. Jalen Rose

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    going to Greece for this next month.

    any last minute suggestions?
     
  6. Jax Teller

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    I think all the discussion ended up in the travel thread.
     
  7. hood b. goode

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    How much does this cost?

    Videos make it look good but some of it has to be hype

    I'd be down to sail thru Croatia tho
     
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  8. bertwing

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    TLAU spent plenty of time around yachts growing up
     
  9. Gin Buckets

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    I did Greece in August. What would you like to know? Hydra is the shit. Get a huge green alien floatie, and then tag Steve Wilson in all pictures.

    Here is my write-up:

    http://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/the-new-travel-thread.120242/page-47

    And here's Steve for tagging purposes.
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010345176027&fref=ts
     
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  11. Gin Buckets

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  12. Gin Buckets

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    I still kind of hate her. I've completely learned my lesson though.
     
  13. ohhaithur

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    without me are you fucking srs
     
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  15. Jax Teller

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    Cost depends on how all out you go. You can be cheap but I don't think that's how you should do it.

    It definitely lives up to the hype.
     
  16. Jalen Rose

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    I'm going with college friends and a bunch of randos. Sorry muchacho
     
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  17. Gin Buckets

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    Also, Jalen Rose -- which week are you going? I know of a 6 boat crew going July 9th - 16th
     
  18. Truman

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    Dang. Oh ain't even a random. Burn.
     
  19. Jalen Rose

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    Thats when I'm going.
     
  20. ohhaithur

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    This hurts my feelings
     
  21. Gin Buckets

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  22. Jalen Rose

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  23. Gin Buckets

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    Amazing. I've spoken to many, many vets/skippers who all say it's their favorite route.
     
  24. Jalen Rose

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    Gin Buckets did you pack the inflatable stuff? Kinda worried about space.

    also, where did you kop that shit from? amazon is weak.
     
  25. Gin Buckets

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    Ok -- I have to make a disclaimer, because this is one of the BROeeist things I've ever written. That said, you'll be on TYW, and TYW isn't known for being a docile experience...

    Party city is a good start. Good for dumb shit you don't plan on taking home. On both trips I had a bag solely to use for games and shit like that. I think I had a carry-on, backpack (like my work backpack), and a checked bag. The bag carry-on is what I used to hold my dumb shit like Cards Against Humanity, hats, inflatable, and other silly shit.

    We had a Google Doc that basically had a tab for all of the shit we needed, and then someone would put their name next to whatever it was they were bringing. That was pretty helpful. Steve out of the box didn't take up any room at all.

    You can buy Steve here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NB1VFC2

    (I also bought 2 inflatable sex dolls, but they didn't show up on time. I got 2, because I don't think 1 is enough to actually be a decent floatie. Those things deflate fast though): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O2SR0C2 (the 2nd one was black. I don't think I got it on Amazon, and I'm not searching that term while at work.)

    Some other things from Amazon I bought:

    Fingerhands (always a big hit, I tend to give all of them away, so 50 is a good start): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OACD9CU
    F*cktionary (solid for pregame/downtime): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JZPCJZK
    Raviators: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ELT66RM (You can't have enough dumb shit shades that you don't care about. I also had shitty wayfarers I got at a charity event one night. On TYW, I just knocked out the lenses and gave them to our girls:
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    Flabongo: https://www.amazon.com/Pink-Flamingo-Bird-Beer-Bong/dp/B008BBCRO2

    Also, bandannas came in handy, dumb shit hats (I may have gotten 2 of them at Spencer gifts -- the Flabongo too actually)
    Waterguns are nice, but ill-used. (There's also store right around the corner from where y'all will meet up, so don't worry about them anyway.)

    All of the koozies (I think it's best to brand your boat, and make a tank-koozie combo from customink.com)
    Make a flag for your boat as well... We used the Grinch. 5x7 flag (seems big, but it isn't). If you really want to stick out, and have the balls/budget, make a 10x15 flag that says something like "FUCK BITCHES GET MONEY" or something equally outrageous.
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    Another thought for the white party is straight going turban style. I laughed my ass off when the other 2 dudes on my boat (and a couple friends) rolled out like this... (They apparently brought one for the DJ as well)
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    Finally, I can't stress this enough, but get a room at Nikki Beach. It's so freaking worth it. The rooms are sweet, and at least on our trip, nearly everyone got one.
    This is the day pool party
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    This is in my friends' room. They had their own private pool, and this is the night party they had after the day party. Insanity.
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    Btw, don't be intimidated, it's not like these pics 100% of the time.
     
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  26. Gin Buckets

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    Also, I can tell my friends in The Good Life Crew to look out for your boat. You'll have to let me know what flags you're sailing and shit.

    I don't know all of them, but it might make it slightly easier to meet people the first day. (I'm FB friends with 6 of them in that group I linked, and think I've got double digit mutual friends with probably 85% of them). Sidenote: 2 of them went to TomorrowWorld with my crew, and one actually made the TomorrowWorld aftermovie.

    EDIT: Actually -- if you have Steve, they'll find you pretty easily.

    Along with Steve Wilson (alien linked above) add this guy as I'm pretty sure he'll be there and he's extremely helpful. He will plan meetups the nights before and after it starts, and is actually a really cool dude as well. https://www.facebook.com/jens.werenskiold?fref=ts
     
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  27. Alshon

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    We tyw'ed so hard our skipper ended up in the hospital.
     
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  28. ohhaithur

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    What did they do for you
     
  29. Alshon

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    Happened on the last day so we didn't need him anymore.
     
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  30. 47 straight

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    Girl from my TYW just asked me to put all my pics back up on dropbox for her so I've spent a good amount of time today FOMOing.
     
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    So who wants to book a tmb yacht for nye in the bvi? I want to go
     
  32. AIP

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    Was hands often
     
  33. Gin Buckets

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    DO IT. It's really the best. :ohgosh:
     
  34. Gallant Knight

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    Approx what did you spend on that trip
     
  35. Gin Buckets

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    $4k probably
     
  36. Alshon

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    Wondering how Jalen Rose 's Greece trip went.
     
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  37. Jalen Rose

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    Ill go into detail when I get near a computer.
     
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  38. ohhaithur

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    He's still wearing the wristband obvi
     
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  39. Jalen Rose

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    Went well. I think if I did this when I was 25-26, it would have been perfect. Now that I'm damn near 30, recovery is a bit of an issue. For most of the week, I had a pretty debilitating stomach issue that came from some combo of seasickness (which I've never had before), hangover, and being dehydrated. This caused a pretty big impact on my ability to really do anything, and I was a bit of a black cloud for a couple days.

    Regardless, I had a great time. The islands in Greece are beautiful, and we did some cool things like ATV'ing and donkey rides to experience some of the islands.

    TYW people are interesting. Certainly a different breed. I'm sorry Gin, but the Good Life Crew is lame af. Some dude showed up first day with a crown on, and people called him "the king." Yeah lolok bro.

    All in all, I had a good trip, and our boat got along well--which was good considering we were strangers to 50% of the crew--and we are actually looking at doing Ski Week next year in Austria.
     
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  40. Jalen Rose

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    I spent much of the week mocking the people that wear all 10 or whatever wristbands for TYWs they have been on, and here I am, two weeks later, still wearing my band like a goober.
     
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  41. ohhaithur

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    I still have mine. Not on obviously but I have it
     
  42. Gin Buckets

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    I've never TYW'd with them, so no need to apologize to me. I figured they'd get pretty crazy though (47 straight that's Mish's crew). I think I know who you're talking about however, and Diego is his name. If I'm right, he's actually a really good dude when you get to know him.

    Regarding Greece, I wonder if it's just the nature of that specific route, because I really didn't like it half as much as BVI. This could be for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with the 2 routes -- like the girl following me around or that it lost the "newness" factor, for example. However; it might have been the overall type of person that goes on that route, because it felt actually did feel a lot more try-hard in Greece versus BVI. Maybe it's just me, but I think people seemed more friendly and IDGAF in BVI.
     
  43. 47 straight

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    Mish's crew are all stupid and I hate them
     
  44. Alshon

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    So two people from my crew found love and are now dating. They currently live in the Middle East and Asia. All :patientbear: to see how this plays out.
     
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  45. Jalen Rose

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    Currently in the midst of an all day sex sesh with two other female TYW-ers at an airbnb in BVI so yeah it's okay I guess.
     
  46. Gin Buckets

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    Lmbo. If they're vets I might know them. The degrees of separation among TYWers is small, especially outside of the Croatia routes.
     
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  47. Truman

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    show the pics imo
     
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  48. Jalen Rose

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    You do it. The one with them looking out to the sea. My internet sucks rn.
     
  49. ohhaithur

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    Don't forget to hydrate
     
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  50. Fancy

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    if you found them at Willy T I hope you pre-ordered some valtrex
     
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