Welcome Aboard Gala 2014

Thank you to all of our supporters and guest who helped make Welcome Aboard 2 on Monday, December 1, 2014 an incredible, special evening!

Click here to see photos from the evening!

LEARN!

Hear the most-cutting edge news about ocean health from luminaries in conservation and sailing

STEVE CURWOOD
Host and Executive Producer of NPR's award-winning environmental news program Living on Earth

JULIE PACKARD
Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Trustee, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

ROME KIRBY
Sole American sailor on the crew of 34th America’s Cup winner ORACLE TEAM USA

LIVE IT UP!

Embrace life. Have fun, bid on exceptional experiences and fabulous items—all while raising money to heal the ocean!

Live Auction

Getaway to Enchanting Newport               FMV:$18,050

  • Tiffany & Co. Enchanting Primrose Diamond Key Necklace
  • Two (2) night stay for two at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel
  • Ultimate Picnic Lunch or Cocktail Cruise for six to eight (6-8) aboard a Hinckley Yacht in Narragansett Bay
  • Dinner for two (2) at the Clarke Cooke House
  • Round trip private air travel from New York (White Plains Airport) with Cirrus Flight on a SR22T

Scrub Island Escape with Offshore Sailing School           FMV: $16,000

  • Two-bedroom private, luxury Villa for six (6) nights at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
  • Four (4) tuitions for Offshore Sailing School‘s Learn to Sail or Bareboat Cruising Preparation course

Explore Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions              FMV: $12,580

  • Ten (10) day Galapagos excursion in a Category 1 Cabin for two people aboard National Geographic Endeavor with five onboard Naturalists and a Lindblad-National Geographic photo instructor to explore your interests in ornithology, geology, the undersea or photography.

Discover the Turkish Coast by Private Superyacht                     FMV: $86,900

  • Enjoy a seven (7) day/six (6) night yacht charter vacation for up to eight (8) people aboard Daima, a custom 42 meter superyacht that is a mix of traditional Turkish Gulet and slightly more modern designs. You and your guests will embark from and return to Gocek, a small, pristine and charming town that is a primary port of call for yachters and jumping off point for exploring the Turquoise Coast.

Splendor in the Seychelles    FMV: $44,370

  • Three (3) nights in two (2) one bedroom villas with private pools, beach buggy and butler at Fregate Private Island.
  • Seven (7) day/six (6) night charter on board an exquisite Sunsail 444 Catamaran, sailing out of Sunsail’s Eden Island Marina on Mahe.

Something for Everyone – Sailors for the Sea     FMV: Priceless!

This is your chance to show your worth your salt! 100% of each paddle raise will go directly to programs and help us win the race to restore ocean health.

More items to come, including…

  • Seychelles Escape with Oetker Hotels and Sunsail
  • New York, London and Paris – by land and sea

Please note: These lot descriptions are subject to change and some restrictions may apply

LOVE!

Create your legaSEA! Combine your love for the ocean with your passion to protect it! Join the movement that is empowering boaters to become agents of change for the ocean. Contact Heather Ruhsam to reserve your seat for Welcome Aboard now!

LEARN!

Guests heard cutting edge news about ocean health from luminaries in conservation and sailing

STEVE CURWOOD
Host and Executive Producer of NPR's award-winning environmental news program Living on Earth

JULIE PACKARD
Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Trustee, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

JERRY KIRBY Three-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor and six-time America’s Cup competitor including wins in 1970 and 1992

LIVE IT UP!

Attendees embraced life - had fun, bid on exceptional experiences and fabulous items—all while they helped raise money to heal the ocean!

Live Auction

Getaway to Enchanting Newport               FMV:$18,050

  • Tiffany & Co. Enchanting Primrose Diamond Key Necklace
  • Two (2) night stay for two at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel
  • Ultimate Picnic Lunch or Cocktail Cruise for six to eight (6-8) aboard a Hinckley Yacht in Narragansett Bay
  • Dinner for two (2) at the Clarke Cooke House
  • Round trip private air travel from New York (White Plains Airport) with Cirrus Flight on a SR22T

Scrub Island Escape with Offshore Sailing School           FMV: $16,000

  • Two-bedroom private, luxury Villa for six (6) nights at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
  • Four (4) tuitions for Offshore Sailing School‘s Learn to Sail or Bareboat Cruising Preparation course

Explore Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions              FMV: $12,580

  • Ten (10) day Galapagos excursion in a Category 1 Cabin for two people aboard National Geographic Endeavor with five onboard Naturalists and a Lindblad-National Geographic photo instructor to explore your interests in ornithology, geology, the undersea or photography.

Discover the Turkish Coast by Private Superyacht          FMV: $86,900

  • Enjoy a seven (7) day/six (6) night yacht charter vacation for up to eight (8) people aboard Daima, a custom 42 meter superyacht that is a mix of traditional Turkish Gulet and slightly more modern designs. You and your guests will embark from and return to Gocek, a small, pristine and charming town that is a primary port of call for yachters and jumping off point for exploring the Turquoise Coast.

Splendor in the Seychelles    FMV: $44,370

  • Three (3) nights in two (2) one bedroom villas with private pools, beach buggy and butler at Fregate Private Island.
  • Seven (7) day/six (6) night charter on board an exquisite Sunsail 444 Catamaran, sailing out of Sunsail’s Eden Island Marina on Mahe.

Romantic Atlantic Crossing with Stays in New York and Paris    FMV:$17,815

  • Begin your trip with two (2) night stay at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City before you leave for a...
  • Trans-Atlantic crossing for two (2) aboard the Queen Mary 2 in Queen’s Grill (best accommodations) from New York to Southampton courtesy of Cunard
  • Explore Paris with a two (2) night stay for two (2) at Hotel Le Bristol
  • Upon your return to New York, spend two (2) nights at The Plaza Hotel and recount your adventures over afternoon tea in the Palm Court
  • One way flight for two (2) from London to New York with Virgin Airlines in their Upper Class and a two (2) night stay for two (2) at the Ritz London were announced as additions at the live event

Something for Everyone – Sailors for the Sea     FMV: Priceless!

Our guests got to show they’re worth their salt! 100% of each paddle raise goes directly to programs and help us win the race to restore ocean health.

LOVE!

Our supporters are creating their legaSEA! Combining their love for the ocean with their passion to protect it! A huge thank you to all Our Partners who made the evening a success.

You too can join the movement that is empowering boaters to become agents of change for the ocean. Contact Heather Ruhsam to become a part of the sea change!