Join SeaKeepers at an exclusive gathering of the yachting community’s most influential members on Wednesday, October 26th. Enjoy an evening inspired by navigators and voyagers as we honor our 2022 SeaKeeper of the Year and recognize the group of yacht owners and captains who support programming year-round.

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2022 SeaKeeper of the Year, Nainoa Thompson

Explorer, navigator, cultural revivalist, educator, and storyteller: Nainoa Thompson has led the rediscovery and revival of the ancient Polynesian art of navigation. Through his voyaging, teaching, and engagement, he has opened a global, multi-generational dialogue on the importance of sustaining ocean resources and maritime heritage. To learn more, click here.

2022 NexGen Awardee, Lehua Kamalu

Lehua Kamalu is a captain, navigator, and the Voyaging Director at the Polynesian Voyaging Society, a non-profit and educational organization supporting the ongoing voyages of the double-hulled canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, and dedicated to perpetuating the practice of traditional Polynesian voyaging and non-instrument navigation, where wayfinders find their way across hundreds of miles of open ocean with thousands of minute observations of stars, moon, waves, clouds, and sea birds, not with compasses or GPS or any other instruments. As Lehua/Kamalu says, “The navigator is the instrument.”

2022 DISCOVERY YACHT FLEET

Aqua Blu • Best Shot • Calliope II • Consort • Diversion • Dulcibella • E Cruz • Gracie
Hanging By A String • Jillian Glenn • Magic Moment • Oil Spill Response USA Inc.
Oro • Peeling 20's • River Queen • Santosha • Sauerkraut • Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Surface Interval • Swift of Southampton

EVENT STEERING COMMITTEE

Patty Elkus, Event Chair
Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, SeaKeeper of the Year 1997

Erin Ackor • Ann Avery • Antonella Bertello • Wendy Benchley • Jill Bobrow
Diane M. Byrne • Emily Callahan • Ximena Caminos • Joyce Clear • Mary Crowley
Kristen Klein • Kitty McGowan • Hinano Murphy • Claudia Potamkin • Gill Rodrigues
Victoria Rowland • Kris Sarri • Amber Sparks • Norma Trease
Ambassador Olai Uludong • Charlotte Vick • Dawn Wright • Captain Sandy Yawn

Awards will be created by world-renowned artist, Robert DuGrenier

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EVENT DETAILS

WHO

The International SeaKeepers Society honors 2022 awardees and recognizes the DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet

An Evening Inspired by Voyagers and Navigators

WHAT

Presentation of the 2022 SeaKeeper of
the Year Award to Nainoa Thompson

Presentation of the
NextGen Award to Lehua Kamalu

WHEN

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:00 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction
8:00 PM Program & Banquet Service

WHERE

Private Waterfront Residence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Attire: Aloha Shirts & Ocean Cocktail

TICKETS

Ticket Package (10): $3,000
Single Tickets: $350

For event information, contact
[email protected] or 786.924.6209

RSVP

All attendees will be required to be listed on the RSVP list with the purchase of tickets or tables for entry to the event.

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