25th October: Erik Biorklund
Erik Biorklund is the co-founder of European Travel Ventures.
European Travel Ventures was set up by Erik Biorklund and William Wenkel and is the parent company of the internationally acclaimed The Yacht Week, one of the only companies bringing an exhilarating experience of sailing, regattas and entertainment. The company has gone from strength to strength with the launches of The Skipper Academy, Fort George Croatia and now Yachts and Friends and The Ski Week.
Erik and William, both Swedish, developed a love for sailing from a young age working on boats as skippers with friends over summers in Croatia. From there, William and Erik saw a gap in the market and set up The Yacht Week, flotilla sailing with events every evening on a different island. Yachts and Friends which is the hotels.com of the sailing world, offering guests the opportunity to completely tailor their sailing holiday from a skipper to hostess to routes. And Fort George a naval fort which they are restoring to its former glory to contain a restaurant, museum, event space and music venue.