For more than 20 years, the Sailing Foundation of New York’s Golden Spinnaker Gala has raised critical funds each Olympic cycle to help athletes representing the United States of America. Below you will get an early look at the incredible items we will be auctioning off at this year's event to raise money that will go directly to the athletes going for gold at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.


This stunning sterling silver bracelet from A.G.A. Correa & Son – a family run business that has been designing nautical jewelry in Edgecomb, Maine since 1969 – is the perfect accessory for club and regatta events. The bracelet’s Turk’s-head weave design dates back to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used aboard wooden ships for millennia. All Turk’s-head jewelry is individually woven, meaning this bracelet will be uniquely yours.

Fair Market Value: $2,300

Bracelet generously donated by A.G.A. Correa & Son Jewelry

Afternoon Tea at The Chinese Tea House at Marble House in Newport

Live like a Vanderbilt! Enjoy Afternoon Tea for 12 prepared by Stoneacre Brasserie, complete with a tea tower of savories, sweets and tea at the landmarked Chinese Tea House at Marble House.*

Built in 1908 for Alva Vanderbilt, this unique venue was inspired by a 12th century Song Dynasty temple and features breathtaking views of seaside cliffs. Following tea, tour the renowned Marble House.

Fair Market Value: $800

Generously donated by The Preservation Society of Newport County

*Alcohol and a la carte items are not included

Custom Cross-Burgee Pin

Newport’s leading jeweler, Three Golden Apples, will customize your personal cross-burgee pin. Crafted from 14k gold and featuring handcrafted enamel work, this bespoke brooch will display the NYYC burgee and a second burgee or private signal flag of your choosing. This is the perfect opportunity to design a timeless family heirloom!

Fair Market Value: $3,500

Generously donated by Three Golden Apples Fine Jewelry

NYYC American Magic VIP Experience

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a behind-the-scenes visit with New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup. The NYYC American Magic VIP Experience includes two tickets to hospitality at Casa de American Magic – exclusive VIP hospitality venue for American Magic fans and guests overlooking the racecourse– a tour for two of the private team base to get a special behind-the-scenes look at the team’s operations, and a gift bag for two courtesy of NYYC American Magic and Helly Hansen.

Starting Bid: $20,000 | Fair Market Value: Priceless

Generously donated by NYYC American Magic

*Package does not include accommodation or transportation to, from, and in Barcelona. Due to the format of the competition, (NYYC American Magic) race days cannot be guaranteed. Valid for the Youth/Women’s America’s Cup and Challenger Selection Series.

Experience Baja California with Lindblad Expeditions

Explore Baja California’s Pacific Coast and the Gulf of California in search of dolphins, sea lions, and whales aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture, which features large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views. During this 8-day / 7-night cruise you will board local pangas and enter pristine lagoons for up-close encounters with California gray whale mothers and their newborn calves, hike desert islands and sculpted sand dunes, snorkel with sea lions and search for superpods of dolphins amid the pristine coral reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.

Fair Market Value: $14,544

Generously donated by Lindblad Expeditions

*Prize valid for one Category 3 cabin for two persons, for select departure dates in January 2024. Package does not include airfare.

US Sailing VIP Package with Team USA in Marseille

Live your Olympic dreams as a VIP guest of the US Sailing Team in Marseille during the Paris 2024 Summer Games. You and a guest will enjoy a memorable hospitality package including three nights in Marseille with exclusive invitations to US Sailing social events, an unparalleled on-the-water experience, and front row seats for racing.

US Sailing Team Technical Apparel Partner Gill will outfit you and your guest with their technical Verso jacket and Aqua parka, and accessories outfitting you to enjoy on-the-water action in any conditions.

Fair Market Value: $15,000

Package generously donated by US Sailing and Gill

*Airfare and ground transportation to Marseille not included.

Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week Tickets

Experience The Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, happening September 28 - October 1, 2023, like never before with two (2) all-inclusive passes. In addition to giving you access to all events during the 4 days of Audrain Concours and Motor Week, these passes also come with bonus benefits including:

  • Week-Long Museum Bundle
  • Admittance to Wine by the Water
  • Admittance to Hilltop Hangout (both nights)
  • The Gathering (Full Day)
  • VIP access at the Concours d'Elegance (including Coffee at the Concours and Yoga at the Concours
  • VIP access to the Village Lounge (refreshments provided; week-long access)
  • 3 seminars of your choosing

Fair Market Value: $2,600

Generously donated by Audrain Automobile Museum

Enjoy the best Boston has to offer at the 5-star Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf

Nestled in downtown, the Boston Harbor Hotel is just steps from historic Quincy Market, the Aquarium and waterfront activities. After a fun-filled day exploring the area, unwind with a swim in the hotel’s 60-foot pool and relax in the sauna or eucalyptus-infused steam room. Enjoy views from your private balcony overlooking Boston’s Harbor in the 1,400-square-foot Constitution Suite before heading downstairs for a harborside dinner for four at the nationally recognized Rowes Wharf Sea Grille restaurant. Also included in this package is a Deluxe King Room so you can treat your friends to join you in this memorable escape!

Also included in this package are four (4) tickets to a regular season Boston Celtics game of your choosing. Enjoy the excitement of TD Garden while you cheer on the 17-time NBA Champs!

Fair Market Value: $7,600

Generously donated by Boston Harbor Hotel and Boston Celtics