On Thursday, June 20, 2019 you and a guest will have a once in a lifetime experience. Forget boundaries, on this Guest Chaser Experience for Two you will be in the inner realm of Sail GP. These are the best seats in the house bringing unparalled access to the race course on board a top-flight guest chaser boat. Follow closely behind the world's fastest and most technologically advanced wingsailed catamarans during the final practice race before the NYC Sail GP event.
This up-close encounter with gray whale mothers and their calves in Baja Magdalena is no ordinary experience. To add to the adventure you will kayak through mangrove forests, hike desert islands, and enjoy the Pacific's pristine beaches. You and your guest will share a cabin for six days and five nights aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion.
*Terms and restrictions: Prize valid January 17, 22, 27; February 1, 6, 11, 16, 21; March 7, 12, or 17, 2020 ONLY. Departure date is based on availability by Lindblad Expeditions and subject to holiday and other blackouts. Cabin booking and confirmation cannot be made until 45 days prior to sailing. Donation does not include air transportation; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, gift shop, etc; passport expenses; extension; and gratuities to ship's crew at traveler's discretion.
See Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay at https://www.expeditions.com/magdalena-bay/
*Photos by Ralph Lee Hopkins, Sven-Olof Lindblad, Rikki Conrad Swenson
Up to 10 guests will enjoy a five-night stay in a luxurious Big Sky, Montana condo. Ski-in-ski-out during the winter, or enjoy miles of hiking trails and fly fishing galore during the spring, summer or fall. Perfect for couples and/or a couple of families looking for outdoor fun and excellent accommodations.
Restrictions: Not available during Presidents Day weekend, the month of March, the first two weeks of August, and Christmas week.
Handmade from the retired sailboat sails of racer Diana Weldenbacker, this is a one of a kind red/white/gold large tote. Hoistaway Bags has been a long time Rocking the Boat supporter and we are proud to point out that our sailboat sails have also been made into Hoistaway Bags.
$500 worth of gift certificates which may be applied towards ANY of Classic Harbor Line fabulous cruises. Options include the three-hour AIA-NY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour aboard the Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II; the two-hour Day Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack; and the Sunset Cruise aboard Full Moon, a fully restored 1950 wooden Grebe Yacht.
*Restrictions vary by trip, please visit https://www.sail-nyc.com/
Artist Amy Chase Gulden created Barn Lunch using the cyanotype process, in which subjects (shells, plants, place settings) are placed onto sensitized paper and exposed to sunlight. The sun for this piece shone down on Fireplace Farm in Gardiner's Bay, New York. Dimensions: 15.5 x 22.5 inches in a white 17 x 24 frame
You and seven guests will enjoy a private tour of The Explorers Club, the iconic international organization that promotes scientific exploration and field research. Complimentary signature Club cocktails will cap off the visit to the Club's landmarked Upper East Side townhouse filled with art and artifacts. The bar is open 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, September to June. No expiration date.
The Sonia minibag in red nappa leather with embossed Choo logo is a wardrobe staple for all seasons. The cross body chain allows you to wear this style hands-free or carry it as a clutch. Wear to compliment fashion-forward outfits for a touch of sophistication and class.
Welcome aboard! Learn the basics of sailing from sailing terminology, tacking, and jibing to docking and securing a boat at the Manhattan Yacht Club. Small class sizes lead to personalized attention and hands on learning. Classes offered weekdays (two consecutive days, Monday/Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), weekends (one full weekend, Saturday/Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and weekday evenings (choose Monday or Thursday for 5 weeks from 6 p.m. to dusk).
*Restrictions: Expires October 2019
Live Moth storytelling shows and the Peabody award-winning Moth Radio Hour boast an enthusiastic following. Standing-room only crowds attend shows worldwide and the podcast is downloaded more than 50 million times per year. Bid for six tickets to an event PLUS storytelling coaching by Stacey Curry.
*Restrictions: Tickets can only be used for StorySLAMs and winner must inform the donor which one they are attending at least eight days before the date of that SLAM. General age recommendation is 16+.
Beautifully handcrafted bowl by Bronx resident and artist Ivan Braun, www.ivanbraun.com, who specializes in using wood that comes from trees salvaged from New York City's urban forest. This salad or serving bowl is made from okume marine plywood, the same wood used to build Serenity, Rocking the Boat's first student-built rowing gig for Rocking Manhattan. Dimensions: 11.5 x 4.5 inches
Beautifully handcrafted bowl by Bronx resident and artist Ivan Braun, www.ivanbraun.com, who specializes in using wood that comes from trees salvaged from New York City's urban forest. This nut bowl is made from okume marine plywood, the same wood used to build Serenity, Rocking the Boat's first student-built rowing gig for Rocking Manhattan. Dimensions: 8 x 2 inches
Beautifully handcrafted bowl by Bronx resident and artist Ivan Braun, www.ivanbraun.com, who specializes in using wood that comes from trees salvaged from New York City's urban forest. This salad or serving bowl is made from okume marine plywood, the same wood used to build Serenity, Rocking the Boat's first student-built rowing gig for Rocking Manhattan. Dimensions: 12 x 3.5 inches
Calling all golf fans! Bid on these two VIP tickets to The Northern Trust PGA tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City . Liberty is known as one of the world's most picturesque courses with views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. This prize includes food and beverages at the Ultra Lounge and a gift basket.
*Restrictions: The winner picks the day to attend between August 8 and 11, 2019.
Host a private shopping party in the Madison Avenue Alice & Olivia store or have A&O bring the clothing, cocktails, and party to your home! The top bidder will be gifted an outfit valued up to $500 and A&O will donate 20% of all proceeds to the charity of choice or give guests a 20% discount.
Ever fly 5,000 square feet of sail? You and your guest will get the chance as you circle the Statue of Liberty in one of New York's tallest tall ship, the Clipper City. This 158' gaff-rigged schooner is massive, it just barely fits under the Brooklyn Bridge!
Enjoy $200 worth of gift cards at this rustic Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side. Don't miss the house-made mezzaluna with sheep's milk ricotta, fava beans and San Marzano tomato and tasty Neapolitan pizzas.
Sit back and enjoy the stunning 180 degree water views or take a dip in the heated gunite pool at this secluded, private home on Shelter Island situated on 1.5 green acres near Wade's Beach and Fresh Pond. Inside there are fireplaces throughout, cathedral ceilings upstairs and an open floor plan downstairs while outside there is a grill and fire pit, not to mention bicycles for you to take a spin on,--just bring your helmets! This item is a three-day weekend stay for up to eight guests.
*Restricted to after Labor Day, 2019
This pampering package features hair styling by co-owner Damien Miano and highlights by Tanya. Treat yourself!
*Restrictions: Expires 6/28/20
Beet red "Nacho" and peach "Sportfisher" ties hand picked by Vineyard Vines founders Shep and Ian Murray. The perfect pieces to make you stand out just a little. Made of 100% silk, soft and delicate.
Serenidad, an oil painting by celebrated Haitian artist Rachelle Scott depicts traditional boats no longer being built beached in a fishing village in the Caribbean. Dimensions: 39.37 x 31.50 inches
Two Admiral Passes for your choice of Hornblower's most popular cruises: the New York City Lights Dinner Cruise, featuring a three-hour sail, a decadent three-course meal, and dancing; or the Jazzy Champagne Brunch, featuring a two-hour sail, unlimited mimosas, and lavish brunch buffet.
*Restrictions: Call to make a reservations. Passes are subject to availability and not good on specialty cruises.
You and a guest can indulge in the serenity of the Sugar Reef beachfront hotel for three nights on the remote Caribbean island of Bequia. Set on a coconut plantation, this eco-friendly beach resort is THE place for snorkeling (gear included), tasting exotic fruits, dancing with the locals, diving coral reef, hiking volcanos, or just sitting on the beach with a good book.
*Restrictions: Does not include travel to Bequia. Offer is valid June 1, 2019 to December 12, 2020. Blackout period from December 14, 2019 to January 4, 2020.
Enjoy a $150 gift card to "one of the absolute Best Restaurants on the Upper West Side," according to Grub Street. Enjoy bistro classics such as steak-frites, garlicky moules marinieres, and French onion soup.
Bid on four prime seats aboard the Circle Line Liberty for the first New York Sail GP races on June 21. Spend three hours on the water with world class athletes and supercharged catamarans racing at speeds expected to exceed 60 mph. The spectator boat has exclusive access to a dedicated on-water prime viewing area, closer than any other spectators on the race area perimeter. Snacks and cash bar available.
*Restrictions: Tickets are non refundable and not transferable. Should the departure time be missed, no refunds will be granted. Meeting place is Midtown at Pier 83 and boarding will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the vessel will set sail at 4 p.m.
Jump into any season with this $350 gift card to J. McLaughlin where vibrant colors and stylish designs can be found with every piece. Choose from dresses, cardigans, pants, tops, shoes and sunglasses!
Seven on Shelter is an exquisite boutique bed and breakfast on Shelter Island, one block from the beach and restaurants. Enjoy a two-night in-season or three-night off-season stay in this updated 1902 farmhouse.
*Restrictions: Valid for two consecutive nights mid-week beginning May 1, 2019 through October 14, 2019 or three consecutive nights beginning October 15, 2019 through May 15, 2020.
Come out for a practice sail on Newport, R.I.-based Prospector, a Mills 68. Prospector competes in the Caribbean 600, The Transatlantic Race, Annapolis to Newport, the Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race and Les Voiles de St. Barth.
*Restrictions: This event takes place on June 23 in Newport.
Win a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes from each of the four upcoming collections--Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2019 and Spring 2020!
*Restrictions: A $650 credit will be issued to the winner at the start of each season to choose their favorite shoe for a total of four pairs of shoes in one year. Only redeemable at the SoHo boutique, located at 111 Greene Street. Only valid on regular priced merchandise. Any amount not used during the allocated season will not be eligible for carryover into the next season. Any difference in price must be covered by the winner. Seasons cannot be combined. Cannot be transferred and no adjustments on previous purchases. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Only valid during the seasons stated.
The multi-talented John Britton--painter, sculptor, stone carver, illustrator, musician, videographer--will paint a portrait of your boat.
Two Ford Field MVP Club tickets PLUS parking pass to see the New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:05 p.m. Section Field MVP 116, Row 8, Seats 5 & 6.
Dinner for four at Larchmont Yacht Club where you will enjoy an elegant setting and breathtaking views.
*Restrictions: Dinner can only be scheduled during the months of August or September. Reservation must be made two to three weeks in advance so arrangements can be made and no conflicts with club commitments and/or, championship regattas. Jackets recommended.
Enjoy the open wine bar and listen to a jazz duo while you and a guest watch the sunset aboard the mighty Clipper City. Perfect for anytime of the year.
*Restrictions: Sail is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through the summer. Starting on September 1, sail begins at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a two-three hour dinner/cocktail cruise aboard the classic 28' foot Barnegat Bay Cat Boat Myth. Circa 1889, Myth is one of the oldest continuously sailed boats on the East coast. She is maintained in Bristol condition by a dedicated group of owners. Sit back and relax (or jump in sail the boat with us) with your family or guests while enjoying the beauty of Barnegat Bay and the Metedeconk River. Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, and Lite Dinner Fare will be provided.
Meet and board Myth at the iconic Bay Head Yacht Club, located at the head of Barnegat Bay. The only requirement is that you arrive with a smile, and wear rubber soled shoes. Scheduling is flexible, from June through early September, and cruise route will be determined by wind and weather conditions. Final arrangements for this trip should be coordinated through Peter and Amanda Wright, who will serve as your Captains for the evening.
Enjoy gift cards worth $200 at this upscale clam shack with locations in the East Village and Upper West Side. Whether you feast on East and West coast oysters, lobster rolls, or fish tacos, this meal will undoubtedly satisfy your craving for New England style food.
After making the playoffs this year, the Brooklyn Nets could be the team to beat next season! Get up close with these four lower level tickets to watch a Nets game during the 2019-2020 season.
*Restrictions: Tickets will be for a mutually agreed upon game during the 2019-2020 regular season.
Behind-the-scenes tour for five people of Major League Baseball's BAMTech online broadcasting division including the famous Replay Operations Center (the "replay room") and other facilities responsible for streaming over 25,000 live events a year and 10 million streams a day worldwide. The tour will be followed by dinner downstairs in world-famous Chelsea Market.
A cooking class and dinner for up to eight people in your home with Chef Mark Mastrangelo from Dining Designs Food Arts. Chef Mark has extensive knowledge in varied approaches to flavor and cooking techniques and a fascination with a broad range of cuisines and trends. Choose between a hands on experience cooking by Chef's side or sit back, watch, and chat with Chef while he prepares and shows you how to create a wonderful meal.
* Restrictions: Date, time, and menu to be agreed upon with winner. Food and beverages paid for by winner. Dinner and class last up to four hours plus setup and breakdown time.
A necessity for any boat owner: two gallons of Micron Extra bottom paint in your choice of color.
Up to eight people can enjoy three nights in this spacious condo with scenic balcony views at Main Street Station (Peak 9 Base) in downtown Breckenridge, CO. This perfect location is a short walk to restaurants, shops, and the Quicksilver lift in the Village. And don't forget the seven on-site hot tubs and outdoor heated pool for any time of the year.
Restrictions: Dates subject to availability and to be mutually agreed upon between the winning bidder and item donor. Not available over Thanksgiving or between Christmas and New Year's. Expires 12/31/19
Two tickets to a three-day baseball extravaganza! The line-up:
Sunday, July 7
Kick off the festivities with a doubleheader--the Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game--then attend the All-Star Summer Bash at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Monday, July 8
Watch your favorite sluggers crush homers out of Progressive Field during the always exciting Home Run Derby. $2.5 million in prizes are on the line!
Tuesday, July 9
The 90th annual All-Star Game featuring your favorite athletes from the American and National Leagues. Cleveland Indians fans will have three extra reasons to cheer: Jim Thome, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Francisco Lindor have just been named the official 2019 MLB All-Star Ambassadors.
The winner will also receive All-Star goodies, including collectible press pins, programs, bags and caps, and tickets to MLB All-Star Play Ball Park, the world's largest indoor-outdoor interactive baseball theme park.
*Restrictions: Winner must contact Donna Hoder by June 1, 2019
Enjoy a $300 gift card to renowned chef Andrew Carmellini's downtown taverna-style Italian hotspot, Locanda Verde. At breakfast expect cappuccinos, sunlight, sweets and other pastries from the cafe counter. For lunch, have a glass of wine and a Wild Arugula salad and Shaved Porchetta sandwich. At night, grab a drink at the lively bar and then head to your table for classics like My Grandmother's Ravioli or AC's Fire Roasted Garlic Chicken for Two.
Discover the stunning Gower Peninsula in South Wales while staying at Delvid Stables, a 17th century converted stone stable on a 10-acre farm by the beach. The cottage is situated between Broughton Bay and Llangennith Burrows where you can walk out the door, through a small field, and you are on the dunes of the most beautiful beaches.
In the barbecue area next to the garden, cook up local wild sea bass, salmon, cockles, sea asparagus, and salt marsh lamb from the famous Swansea market, where you can also grab homemade Welsh Cakes.
Nearby is the local Llangennith village pub as well as other restaurants and activities.
*Restrictions: Availability is limited to September, 2019, specific dates to be arranged with donor.
You know you want to go! Soak up the sun on the white sand beaches, take a dip in the crystal blue water or one of the 11 different pools, or explore the exotic marine life ranging from sharks to rays, barracuda, and eels. There is something for everyone, including the Atlantis Casino, 18-hole Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, the award-winning Mandara Spa, and Aquaventure, the 141-acre water park. Then relax in your ocean-view suite in the luxury Reef Residences at Atlantis, which accommodates up to six.
*Restrictions: All guests must agree and abide by all legal policies, terms and conditions of the Reef Atlantis Resort Management. Any and all damages, issues, injuries are at 100% expense of guest. Owners assume 0% responsibility or liability. Any incidentals including, but not limited to food, beverages, shopping are to be paid for by guest. Transportation, airfare, insurance, travel protection, etc. are not included. Date exclusions: December 24 - January 2. No smoking or pets permitted in the unit.
Tour for up to four adults of the new CNN Studios at 30 Hudson Yards, which, at over 100 stories, is Manhattan's second tallest office tower. After passing through the dramatic triple height lobby, guests will enjoy a private tour of the studios-part of 1.5 million square feet of space occupied by WarnerMedia.
Restrictions: Tour must be scheduled at least one week in advance for a mutually agreeable time. Tour only available Monday-Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and expires October 31, 2019. May not be scheduled for any holidays. All guests must be 18 years or older with valid ID.
We've got your photo opps here! New York Media Boat, a high-speed military-style vessel, will whisk you and a guest to over 40 sights around the local waterways. Outside of Rocking the Boat's Rocking Manhattan fall fundraiser, this is the best way to see New York up close from the water.
Enjoy a day of sailing or any activity in this Vineyard Vest and Key West Skort.