October 12, 6 PM at the St. Francis Yacht Club

The importance of the Foundation’s mission comes to light when our grantees accomplish their own mission and goals. In 2023, the Foundation is supporting twenty-two Olympic hopefuls and we are excited to follow their progress throughout the year in important international events. Similarly, we are thrilled that many kids are continuing to have the opportunity to learn about sailing through the Treasure Island Sailing Center’s Set Sail Learn program, kids who most likely would not have had an opportunity to experience being in a boat on the San Francisco Bay, and other community programs that we support like Call of the Sea.

Events like our annual Auction go further than the important role of fund-raising; we want to inspire you to continue with your own sailing activities and get out on the water whenever you can. We hope you can join us on October 12!

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Featured Auction Items

Auberge’s Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas

Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, this highly acclaimed luxury Cabo San Lucas resort offers an incomparable natural setting on 17 lush acres. Designed for guests who are looking for a private vacation retreat with all the comforts of home and award-winning resort amenities. The lucky bidder will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy Paul Cayard’s two-bedroom villa at the incomparable and indulgent Esperanza, an Auberge private resort in Cabo San Lucas. Unlike any other Cabo San Lucas Resort, Esperanza is the only private beach resort with an incomparable natural setting. Tucked between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula and boasting a world-renowned luxury spa in Cabo San Lucas, championship golf courses, secluded beaches and a vibrant nightlife, the award-winning luxury Cabo Resort Esperanza promises a vacation you’ll cherish for years to come.

Donated by: Paul Cayard

The Pines Cocktails and Dinner for 12

Picture an intimate evening of food, wine and friends surrounded by the spectacular Pines Mansion in the scenic hills of Sausalito. This historic Victorian residence was built in 1888 by Major Orson C. Miller, who founded the Sausalito Land & Ferry Company. Current owners, Roxanne Sheridan and Gil Purcell, restored the 18-room Manor, preserving the classic Queen Anne architecture and stunning features such as the glass domed conservatory and sweeping, wooden spiral staircase. The dinner is preceded by a champagne tour of all four stories, rooms plus the exterior Widow’s Walk and its panoramic views of the San Francisco Skyline and Bay, revealing the myriad of mysteries and storied behind the Estate and its restoration. A 5-course gourmet meal, prepared on site by a professional chef, will be served at the fully appointed dining table of The Pines. Wines will be paired from the owner’s extensive private cellar to complement each course. The venue, the views, the food and wine all make for a most memorable evening, just ask anyone who has experienced The Pines Chef Dinner for 12. Priceless!

Donated by: The Pines

Tinsley Takeover: Three Nights in the Coveted Lighthouse

Here’s your chance to rally the troops and take over the Lighthouse! Start planning the party of the summer with free rein of the coveted (and deliciously air-conditioned) five bedroom Tinsley Lighthouse. With enough room to accommodate several of your nearest and dearest, this is your opportunity to host an unforgettable family reunion, birthday bash, or summer soiree!

Donated by: St. Francis Yacht Club

Caviar and Champagne Tasting for 6 in Tiburon

Visit the Caviar Co. in the heart of Downtown Tiburon by sporty shuttle boat for a traditional caviar experience with a modern twist! The Caviar Co. Lounge in Tiburon offers caviar flights, light bites, and a traditional caviar service, making for an elegant afternoon or the start to a night out in Tiburon.

Donated by: Caviar Co.

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, This event is not offered publicly, but is valued at $2,000+

Donated by: Pacific Seafaring Foundation

Park Like a Rockstar, Dine Like a CEO!

Have exclusive access to the St. Francis Yacht Club Chairman of the Board’s parking space for the Blue Angels and Sail GP in 2024.

Donated by: St. Francis Yacht Club

Top Chef (StFYC)

Work with Chef Aaron to craft a signature cocktail and dish to be added to the menu in 2024.

Donated by: St. Francis Yacht Club

Cruise on Mayan for 10

Donated by: Commodore Beau Vrolyk

Foursome Round of Golf at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club

Donated by: Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club

Golden Gate Bridge Painting

Donated by: Denise Kramer

Sonoma Pool Party for 6

Donated by: Elizabeth Anathan

Yeti Backpack

Donated by: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Patricia Anathan

Harvest Weekend for Four in Napa, Plus Wine Tasting

Donated by: Al Sargent

Prime Solum

Donated by: Kevin O’Brien

Belden Barns – 2 Bottles and a Tasting for up to 12 People

1 bottle of Sav Blanc, 1 bottle of pinot noir, a tasting for up to 12 people at the vineyard on Sonoma mountain on a day within the next 6 months

Donated by: Belden Barns

Dolev Dermatology – Treatment with Dr. Jacqui Dolev

1 chemical peel or laser treatment with Dr. Jacqui Dolev, board certified dermatologist

Donated by: Dolev Dermatology

1 Bottle Roederer Champagne

Donated by: Andrea Miranda

Two – Hour Coaching Session and Lunch with Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and World Champion Mike Martin

Donated by: Mike Martin

Salesforce Tower – Top Floor Visit with Susan Ruhne

Visit the top of the Salesforce tower with Susan Ruhne. See the entire Bay area and beyond from the highest tower in the city. For 4 people.

Donated by: Susan Ruhne

Sømand Women’s Sailing Jacket

Sail boldly without compromise in the Farallon Jacket, designed to endure the windy and wet conditions of the San Francisco Bay and beyond! Our Women’s sailing jacket combines performance and style by using a 3-layer technical fabric that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable and offering a tailored fit that is designed and anatomically cut for women. This sailing jacket offers exceptional comfort and freedom of movement by using four-way stretch and the hybrid mesh lining provides breathability where you need it the most.

Donated by: Noelle Brewin and Laura Levy

Haute Caviar Gift Certificate

Donated by: Lisa Simon

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