December 2013 saw the launch of The Yacht Week’s (TYW) introductory route through the southwest islands of Thailand. A leader in week-long yacht charters since 2006, The Yacht Week has become somewhat of an institution among young adventure seekers. I was lucky enough to be invited along for the ride and I’m still spinning out.
Uncharted territory for TYW, the West Coast of Thailand is home to some 39 main islands and a hundred or so smaller ones dotted about the region. Our itinerary unearthed a raft of epic sailing through unspoiled natural beauty. With a fleet of 13 yachts and a crew of 120 TYW alumni from around the world, there was no messing around.