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A Night with the Stars: Auction Preview

This year’s “Night With the Stars” takes place on St. Patrick’s Day! With a little luck of the Irish, it is sure to be a win-win for both bidders and grantees of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. An impressive array of auction items are on tap to support aspiring Olympians, community sailing programs and competitive sailing Programs. The auction brochure, which can be viewed in early March, has full item descriptions – but here’s a sneak peek!

Luck of the Irish Could Color Fortunes Green for the St. Francis Sailing Foundation’s 11th Annual Night with the Stars!

Silent Auction * Dinner * Live Auction

5:00 pm – March 17th

One Week Gourmet Inclusive at Casa Vela Beachfront Treehouse – Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  

Travel in Luxury Comfort – includes 480,000 miles toward 8 Business Class tickets on United 

Casa Vela is a 4 bedroom beachfront estate complete with a plunge pool, kayaks and paddleboards, managed on a “gourmet inclusive” plan: airport transportation, daily maid service, full-time overnight security guard, and a gourmet chef who will prepare three meals daily – everything included for up to ten guests. Concierge is on duty to plan massages, fishing and snorkeling trips, and chauffeured excursions to the ruins – winning bidder just pays for these extras, any alcoholic beverages, and airline fees. May slice the mile awards as needed between business or coach.


Join 2015 Yachtsman of the Year, Matt Brooks, and his yacht Dorade as you compete in the Royal Yacht Squadron’s
Bi-Centennial Regatta

July 25 – August 2

Includes:  2 Round Trip Business Class flights to London & Accommodations for 2

A Stephens & Stephens 52-foot yawl built in 1929, Dorade made yachting history winning ocean races around the world.  She has been returned to her glory, campaigning regularly with an impressive streak of victories.  One crew spot is available for this dazzling, once in a lifetime, week of racing and elegant parties as she competes in the Bi-Centennial Regatta at Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK


You, Chef Antonio and the Grill Room Menu

Work with Chef Antonio to create a menu item, in your name, to be added to the Grill Room Menu for 2015. Kick off this exclusive experience with a private dinner for eight in the main dining room. Chef Antonio will hand select the wines to be poured for your group. This is the ultimate dinner party experience!


The Staff Commodores’ Wine Cellar Collection

Own a piece of StFYC History!

Our Staff Commodores have hand selected and signed beautiful wines from their private collections for you to enjoy.   Stock up your very own 12 bottle wine locker located in the StFYC Main Dining Room that is yours, with no corkage fees, for one year, and take the rest of the bottles home in the 50 bottle wine refrigerator included in this package. As a special bonus, you will receive a one-year membership in the StFYC wine society!


1 Week in Faubourg St Germain (Paris) and 2 nights at Yacht Club de Monaco

The 1 bedroom Cristal Suite is located in the most coveted neighborhood in all of Paris, the Faubourg St Germain area of the Left Bank, the northeastern portion of the 7th arrondissement on the edge of the 6th.  Walk to Notre Dame, Île Saint-Louis, Musée d’Orsay & more! Then, head south for a two-night stay (including breakfast) for 2 people in the newly launched Yacht Club de Monaco cabins – an opportunity rarely offered outside of this exclusive club’s membership.


Skipper the Commodore’s Knarr, Svenkist, with Sean Svendsen, Paul Cayard & John Kostecki as Crew!

Join a Wednesday Night Series Race and take the helm with an all-star crew including Commodore Svendsen, John Kostecki & Paul Cayard. You will have on the water, commemorative photos by Chris Ray to document this experience. Following the race, join the Wednesday Evening Series Party for post-regatta cocktails and buffet dinner. Just think, when is the next time you will see Commodore Svendsen on the bow as you call for a jibe?


The Tinsley Lighthouse! 

Enjoy all 5 Rooms of the Tinsley Lighthouse during the weekend of June 12 – 14. You will have full control of the Lighthouse and a hosted dinner on Saturday night for you and your guests with scrumptious fare and robust wine. Family reunion? Gathering of friends? Either way, you are sure to share memories for a lifetime.


The Ultimate StFYC Party Package

Automatic and complimentary registration to the following 8 events in 2015:

Couples Cruise to Tinsley Island for 2 adults, 4th of July Family Cruise to Tinsley for 2 adults & 3 children, Women’s Cruise to Tinsley for 1 adult, Stag Cruise to Tinsley for 1 adult, Labor Day Cruise to Tinsley for 2 adults & 3 children, Commodore’s Ball at the Clubhouse for 2 adults, Member’s Christmas Party at the Clubhouse for 2 adults, and New Year’s Eve at the Clubhouse for 2 adults.


Team Alvimedica Package for Volvo Ocean Race USA Stopover

Get behind the scenes with the USA entry in this year’s race around the world. Join Skipper Charlie Enright and the team during the Newport, RI stopover May 15 for a Meet and Greet, Boat Tour, and Team Gear package.


Visit to view the auction brochure for more details and to start planning your bids now! Please call the front desk or visit the StFYC website to make your reservation.


The auction night is vital to ensure the continuity of the Foundation’s wide-ranging programs.  Outreach programs continue to expand on the Bay, not only supporting aspiring Olympic athletes, but also introducing young people to the sport through grantees such as Call of the Sea and the Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). Grants have also provided scholarships to promising young sailors and supported the Cal Maritime Academy Sailing Program. The outreach component of the St. Francis Yacht Club High School Sailing program is putting many budding competitors on the water.


The St. Francis Sailing Foundation grants money to deserving sailors and organizations that promote sailing, racing competition and maritime education. Founded in 1985, the Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation.

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