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WIMCO Trip and Tradewind Aviation – Newport St. Barth’s Connection

Gala-2015-Auction-Wimco-Villas   Tradewinds
Imagine relaxing in your own private Wimco villa on St. Barths during the March 2015 Bucket Regatta! Your villa experience includes the privacy of your own pool, an open-air layout and sweeping views of stunning blue waters and the regatta’s 100-foot-plus yachts.

Gala-2015-Auction-WimcoYou’ll receive a certificate to be pampered by Lignes St. Barths with a personal massage and/or spa treatment on site at the villa. Also included in this package is lunch for four at Taiwana and dinner for four at Maya’s. Donated generously by Wimco Villas, a perennial supporter of IYRS and an acknowledged provider of extraordinary experiences and luxury for the wealthy. Four round trip flights from San Juan generously provided by Tradewind Aviation.,

A.G.A Correa & Son Fish Float Sphere Pendant


There is evidence of glass floats used by Norwegian Fishermen as early as 1844. Today most glass floats remaining in the ocean are stuck in a circular pattern of ocean currents. Occassionally storms or certain tidal conditions will break some floats from this pattern and wash them ashore.

Gala-2015-auction-AGA-correa18k Yellow Gold hand-twisted ropework providing a frame around a 16mm Aqua Chalcedony sphere. The ropework is finished with 3 twists of 18k yellow gold and attached to a handmade 18k rope pendant eye. Chalcedony is composed of the minerals quartz and moganite; the aqua color of each stone will vary. Patent Pending.

Dimensions: Height 1.25″ (32mm), Width 3/4″ (19mm)

Chelsea Clock Ship’s Bell


Exclusively for Chelsea Clock, renowned furniture maker Thos. Moser crafted a distinctive base for our venerable Ship’s Bell Collection. The base is hand carved from solid cherry and hand rubbed to a pristine finish. Elegant, modern and graceful lines accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, and serve as the perfect minimalistic companion for the Ship’s Bell Clock. A custom engraved solid brass plaque marks its authenticity.

Chelsea-Clock-WebThis distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour. Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and 11 jewel movements, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured.

The Chelsea Clock Promise: A Chelsea Clock is an exquisite time machine; each one an individual work of art, made by an elite group of master clock makers with the same relentless precision and craft for over 100 years.

Hermitage Club: 1 year membership at the exclusive Hermitage ski and golf resort property in VT.

2015-Gala-Hermitage-ClubThe primary member will receive unlimited access to our private ski area at Haystack Mountain for skiing. Each member will also receive 100 ski passes to be shared by family and guests.The primary member and immediate family will receive unlimited golfing at our scenic 18 hole Hermitage Golf Club, the only four-star golf course in Vermont.

In addition, they will be given 10 complimentary rounds of golf for extended family and guests. Access to other recreational activities on the grounds such as: Tubing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating and Snowshoeing is also included. Finally, the member will receive additional exclusive discounts: including dining, accommodations, gift shop, and ski shop.

Private Dinner and fine wine for 12 by Chef Karsten Hart

Location TBD

Gala-2015-Castle-HillEnjoy the culinary expertise of Karsten Hart, Castle Hill Inn’s famed executive chef, while entertaining 12 for a delectable cocktail reception and seated dinner, pared with fine wine. Chef Hart is a former Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef from The Estate by the Elderberries in Oakhurst, California, and was previously one of only 20 chefs in the United States with the “Grand Chef” designation. The auction winner will work directly with Chef Hart to custom-design a personalized menu and create an unforgettable culinary journey that guests will remember for years to come. Donated by Castle Hill Inn, a Newport Harbor Corporation property.

Set of 2 Peter Layne Arguimbau paintings

Oil, 19” x 25”


Peter Layne Arguimbau’s marine and seascape paintings have that luminous look of old world art. His prize-winning works are in the collections of yachtsmen, corporations and even European royalty. Arguimbau concentrates primarily on marine paintings. He specializes in classic boat, America’s Cup Races from the turn of the century, New England harbor scenes, New York Harbor and yachting commissions. Arguimbau possesses an old-world painting style to which he adds the Flemish Technique of the sixteenth century. Arguimbau makes his own materials, grinding the paints from powders and preparing oil-resinous mediums as well as framing and adding hand finishes to his frames. He involves himself in the entire painting process, working through all the artistic problems, emulating the Renaissance experience that clearly shows in his paintings.

Coronet Timber Collectibles: Steamer Trunk

2015-Gala-TimberHand crafted with original materials salvaged from the Schooner Yacht Coronet. Featuring a smooth finish showcasing the beautiful patina of this extraordinary wood, all of which was salvaged during restoration of the Coronet.

Solid oak panels made from original Coronet planking are secured in a framework of larger oak boards from the upper portion of the Hull. Remnants of the hardware including bronze nails, copper brads and original trennels were re-used in crafting this one of a kind piece. Dimensions: 42.5″ Long, 20.75″ Wide, 18.0″ High. Secret Compartment.

Hand made by John G. Dickey, Craftsman at Timberguy.


Couture linens bedroom package by Julia B Couture Linen


Gala-2015-Julia‘Vintage linens and classic monograms are our inspirations. Delicate hemstitching, raised-stitched monogram and white-on-white embroidery are all techniques that were routinely used for fine bedding, table and bath linens for centuries. Today, Julia B. has replicated the fine handwork of traditional linens with one-of-a-kind custom products of superb craftsmanship – all made individually by hand by highly skilled embroiderers. Package includes Queen Duvet Cover, Queen Top Sheet, Pillow Cases and Boudoir Shams.

Dinner and private tour for 6 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Westchester, NY

2015-Gala-FarmIn spring of 2004, Blue Hill at Stone Barns opened within the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. The Barbers helped create the philosophical and practical framework for Stone Barns Center, a working four-season farm and educational center just 30 miles north of New York City, and continue to help guide it in its mission to create a consciousness about the effect of everyday food choices.

Sourcing from the surrounding fields and pasture, as well as other local farms, Blue Hill at Stone Barns highlights the abundant resources of the Hudson Valley. There are no menus at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Instead, guests are offered the multi-taste Grazing, Rooting, Pecking menu featuring the best offerings from the field and market.