Pacific Seafaring Foundation Cruise and Lunch for 6
Following a lunch at the Yacht Club at Westpoint, the captain and crew await your party of six for a few hours of classic yachting as you tour the south bay on this 54’ Yawl, winner of the 2023 Stone Cup Trophy. In 1951 the OQV, a Philip Rhodes designed yawl, was built in Germany at Abeking & Rasmussen for Raymond M. Deméré. For over 60 years, she remained in the family and was used for ocean racing (the Buckner Race, the Light Ship Race, the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy Race, the Big Boat Series, etc.,), as well as many treasured family adventures. In 1954, she sailed from Savannah via the Panama Canal to the San Francisco Bay, which became her primary home. Over the years, the family shared many memorable OQV cruises in both the Sea of Cortez and British Columbia. When Mr. Raymond Deméré, Jr. passed away in 2012, OQV was sold to St. Francis Yacht Club Staff Commodore Dewey Hines, who had crewed on her in his teens! Dewey sailed and raced her regularly until his passing, when the Queen was donated and dedicated to charitable activities.
Ocean Queen V will set sail from the Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City on a mutually agreed date between December 2023 and June 2024. Enjoy a lovely lunch and a most unique and enjoyable sail in the South Bay. Donation by the Pacific Seafaring Foundation, http://sail-on.us/ This event is not offered publicly, but is valued at $2,000+
Donated by: Pacific Seafaring Foundation