Newport Yacht Rendezvous Benefits Boys & Girls Club with Splash!

“Yachts are the closest a commoner can get to sovereignty.” --Charles Simonyi

 

Jonathan Pogash serving up

 

To sail the world’s seas in an elegant and beautifully appointed yacht is an aesthetic experience.  To visit them in port in Newport is to oooh, ahhh and sigh over the exquisitely designed interiors and flawless accoutrements.

Newport’s Super Yacht Rendezvous, in its third year, once again invited enthusiasts (and those who like to dance,) aboard several gorgeous yachts (including “M/Y Where’s Waldo”, M/Y Our Heritage, S/Y Eros, S/Y Gesture, M/Y  Marine Max, M/Y Palm Beach and M/V Mermaid Star) to see how life can be at sea.

 

Even though we looked fore and aft, above and below deck, Waldo was nowhere to be found, but luxurious dining rooms and exquisitely appointed, designer kitchens and  bedrooms were.

 

The gaily decorated land tent


After going from vessel to vessel (no shoes allowed), where guests were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, there was a Newport-style party in a gigantic tent at Newport Shipyard, complete with dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction.

Kim Herrlinger & son David Herrlinger

Always an exuberant party, with sea breezes blowing, this year Newport Seen ran into Joe Pratt, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Newport, committee chairs Eli and  Lauren Dana. Tom Eberhardt, Richard and Barbara Bohan,  Pamela O’Connor and son, former Ralph Lauren model Morgan O’Connor, Kathleen Beckett, original founder of the event Kim Herrlinger and son, and hundreds of others. 

 

 

Guests bid lustily  on a Rose Island stay for 10, 10 bottles of Fine Wines. and a Bespoke English Inn package, as auctioneer Deacon John Silvia elicited the highest bids.

The evening was a definite “10”.          

                                                                     —L.P.

For information on the programs of the Boys & Girls Club, go to www.bgcnewport.org

Thomas Assad & Tom Eberhardt

 

Rick & Terry Grosvenor

 

Scott & Carol Williams

 

Galley on "Where's Waldo"

 

Kathleen Beckett & Whitney Beckett

 

 

Tish & MIke Behan

 

A bedroom on "Where's Waldo?"

 

 

Which yacht to see next?

 

Mary Loeb Cavanagh, Bryan Harris, Robin Holloway & Desiree Harris

 

Still looking!

 

The Heritage

 

Kerry Whittaker & Diana Bell

 

 

Peter & Jane Elebash

 

The band warms up

 

The tables are set

 

The silent auction beckons

 

Joe Paolino, Lianne Paolino with Angus & Joanna Davis

 

 

Catherine Mureddu, of the Boys & Girls Club of Newport

 

David Rosenberg, Holly Paterson & Cathy Wicks

 

 

Dave Northrup, Dan Hareding & Bill Pike with M/Y Palm Beach

 

 

Phyllis Lynch, Ben & Leslie Pratt, Chris Lynch

 

A refreshment tent

 

The team from Boys & Girls Club

 

The crowded dock

 

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Morgan O'Connor & friend

 

John & Linda Purdy

 

A magnificent yacht in drydock

 

 

 

 

 

  
 


 

 

 

 

 

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