The energetic Patty Elkus, a founding member and board member of the International SeaKeepers Society, spearheaded the Women in Yachting & Ocean Advocacy Honorary Host Committee for the 2012 Bal de la Mer, one of the society’s signature events. Patty is a committed ocean advocate and champions the advancement of science and education. She invited a group of like-minded women within the yachting industry and beyond to help spread the word about the event honoring agnès b. in Monaco. The Committee’s work extends beyond the well-attended Seakeeper event. Committee members are tasked, through their extensive networks, to continue spreading the word about the huge challenges that the ocean environment face. Danish Yachts, a SeaKeeper member, and Committee member Cristina Sorensen Lötter extended an invitation for the group to network aboard the spectacular 125-foot Danish Yachts Shooting Star, which was on display at the Monaco Yacht Show. Shooting Star, a spectacular and luxurious day boat delivered in 2011 (see our article here), provided a stunning platform for a mid-afternoon get-together serving up fine foods and delicious cocktails concocted by the yacht’s impeccable crew. It was an opportunity for all to tour the yacht, find out more about Danish Yachts, meet the company’s new CEO and exchange ideas to keep the conversation of ocean advocacy going.
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A complete list of the honorary host committee members is below.
Committee Chair Patty Elkus | Isabelle Autissier | Annie Avery | Captain Alexia Barrier | Wendy Benchley
Jill Bobrow | Claudette Bonville | Marie Bosarge | Diane Byrne | Donatella Di Filipo Campioni
Denise Cobb | Celine Cousteau | Leslie Dane | Mary Dutoit | Dr. Sylvia Earle | Jenifer Austin Foulkes
Cecile Gauert | Melissa Grosvenor | Amy Halsted | Dr. Nigella Hillgarth | Roxanne Houghton
Alice Huisman | Michelle Jones | Deborah Kinder | Christina Sorensen Lotter | Jessica Muffett
Rory Meyers | Summer Osterman | Claudia Potamkin | Pascale Reymond | Lia Riva
Jennifer Saia | Wendy Schmidt | Betsy Smith | Rachelle Tomlin | Norma Trease | Linda Von Allmen
Charlotte Vick | Janna Wade | Dr. Sandra Whitehouse | Susanne Wiegand | Captain Sandra Yawn
Special Guest: Lady Pippa Blake