America’s Cup, Ocean Conservation and Agnès b, the 2012 International SeaKeepers Society Award Recipient
The International SeaKeepers Society (ISKS), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s oceans, was in Newport, R.I., in June. The organization held its summer gala at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court to coincide with the America’s Cup 45 series. Guests had a chance to watch the action and hear all about the historic event from Gary Jobson, renowned yachtsman, television commentator and author. Because the America’s Cup is very involved in ocean conservation, the synergy was terrific. The event also gave guests an opportunity to hear Bruno Troublé, founder of the Luis Vuitton Cup series and spokesperson for luxury powerhouse LVMH. He spoke lovingly of his sister, Agnès Marguerite Troublé, known to the world as fashion icon Agnès b. Aside from her role as creator and the muse behind the international fashion house, Agnès b is the main partner behind Tara Expeditions, an eight-year-old organization supporting oceanographic research and environment awareness through expeditions aboard the laboratory sailboat Tara.
Agnès b will be in Monaco on September 20 to receive her SeaKeepers Award. She joins a list of renowned ocean advocates ISKS has recognized for their work in ensuring the health of the world’s oceans, including H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Mikhail Gorbachev, H.R.H. Khalid bin Sultan, Ted Danson, James Cameron, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
For information on the upcoming event, or to contribute, visit seakeepers.org