Is that an iceberg right ahead? No, it’s a monsoon.
After partying far too late last night at Malibu, many of us had struggled to get up this morning in time for Regatta. However, rumor has it that a select few were still brave enough to make it for a 9am HIIT class.
Luckily for us this time, however, The Yacht Week tradition of a sailing regatta now has changed into a stationary “Rockside Runway.” This meant more time to prepare for our outfits after our sail instead of during. Therefore we enjoyed the 1 hour wind-powered sail to Dokos, population: 18 (although now arguably 1 since a recent informal census suggests there’s only an old lady and her goats there).
As a person who never could figure out Halloween, I was surprised to find myself so motivated to go all out for the theme of our boat Jobu Tupaki’s Everything Bagel from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
I’m also thankful that my boat, also appropriately named Megan’s Bagels, didn’t question my judgment and followed along:
Not to leave the others out, Jin Ramen’s yacht attempted the Baywatch Babes theme, The White Lotus’ yacht attempted the toga theme, And Physical: 100’s yacht attempted the 7 Deadly Sins. They did their best as the event staff on their dinghy went up and down each yacht to judge our vibe.
After 20 minutes of dancing, we then were given the go-ahead to finally change out of our outfits, which we used as an opportunity to take a quick swim and change into our black swimsuits for our traditional badass monsoon photo:
This is a squad. This is an iceberg right ahead.
But not always so serious:
Just as this moment, the crew staff returned just in time to make this video possible:
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We then rested up for another hour before jumping onto our dinghies for a private beach BBQ.
A sunset beach BBQ away from the rest of the fleet: I was told this was the first time TYW has ever done this for a group!
Some of us who were on the less intoxicated side of the spectrum climbed up for these views of our private party
After 2 hours enjoying our own private cookout where I took Paul’s advice for the first time on certain vegetables, we returned back to the raft for card games and staring up at the stars.
- At time of posting in Dokos, it was 27 °C - Humidity: 58% | Wind Speed: 5km/hr | Cloud Cover: hot hot hot