Sailors for the Sea's first major benefit was held on December 3rd at Christie's Auction House in New York.
Sailors for the Sea board members join "Welcome Aboard!" honorees and chairs. Pictured left to right: Steven Murphy, Russell Coutts, Henry Becton, Betsy Nicholson, David Treadway, Max Williamson, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen Lash, Charlie Rose, Fernanda Kellogg, Regan Gammon, Dan Pingaro, and David Rockefeller, Jr.
The honorees on stage: Charlie Rose of his own nightly programming, interviews Dr. Jane Lubchenco distinguished marine ecologist and Administrator of NOAA, with Sir Russell Coutts the most successful skipper in the history of the America's Cup.
The evenings honorees, Russell Coutts, Jane Lubechenco and Charlie Rose, with Sailors for the Sea Chairman, David Rockefeller, Jr. Honorees are holding their Ocean Champion Awards created by Tiffany & Co.
Christie's Auctioneer, John Hays, warms up the crowd for some lively bidding in support of ocean conservation.
The main staircase of Christie's Auction House decorated for the event.