Sailing for Scholars Silent Auction

Hudson River Community Sailing

How to Bid

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How to Bid

Bidding is easy! Just follow these steps:

1.  Enter your phone number or email address in the "Welcome!" box at the top of the page and tap GO 

     *or* Enter into your browser's address bar.

2.  Enter the login code 

3.  Confirm you are the name listed and then hit "Continue".

3.  Once logged in, you can search by item #, keyword, or by category.

4.  To place a bid tap on the blue "Bid/Info" button. There you can place a fast bid, bid or set a max bid, and read details about items.

5.  Tap on MENU > MY ITEMS to view your activity throughout the event.

Checkout From Your Phone

If you've won an item, bought a raffle ticket, or made a donation, you can securely checkout from your phone with a credit card. Once you have a checkout available, a red "Pay!" button will appear at the top of your bidding screen. Tap on this button to proceed to checkout. If you have not already put a credit card on file, you will need to do so at this time in order to checkout from your phone. 

*If you are paying for multiple items and would like to pay for everything at once, please wait until after 9:00 PM ET, when all auction items will close. 

Bidding FAQs

  • I forgot my bidder #? Type your phone number or email address in the bidder # box. Tap GO. You can also tap on the "?" for help.
  • How do I remove a bid? Right after you place a bid, you have the option to "undo" on the confirmation banner at the top of the screen. Once this banner goes away, please email Michele Froman at
  • I already selected "no" or replied "STOP" to the SMS text message alerts, not realizing that I wouldn't receive outbid notices. Can I fix it? Yes! Text "START" to 56651 to begin receiving these once again.
  • How do I place a Max Bid? To place a "Max Bid", tap on Bid/Info > BID/SET MAX > select the amount you are willing to spend on the item > SET MAX. The system will bid up to that amount for you automatically. You will be notified via text message if you are outbid on this item.
  • Did I win? Once the auction has closed, you can look under MENU/MY ITEMS to view everything that you won/purchased. 

About the Event

Sailing for Scholars is Hudson River Community Sailing's annual fundraiser to support Sail Academy, our innovative youth development program. This year’s gala at the New York Yacht Club will honor Capt. Zeita Merchant, Sector Commander/Captain of the Port of NY/NJ, U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and Dr. Stacy Blain, Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and acting CEO of Concarlo Therapeutics.

 The event, emceed by students, features a silent auction, special guests, and other surprises. The fun continues Saturday and Sunday as teams race in an exciting regatta in Inwood. To purchase tickets, please click "Buy Tickets" at the top of this page. 

Sailing for Scholars Committee

Mark Horowitz, Chair

Craig Appleman | Quemuel Arroyo | Thomas Bourveau | Robert Burke & Betty Schlicht | Erin Byrne | Matt Coudert | Molly Doherty | Alex Egan | Nelson Garcez  | Olivia Gassner | William Grassie | Meegan Hollywood | Stuart Israel & Tia Bowman | Raj Iyer | Alice Lurain | Tom Lynch | Randy Medrano | Samantha Paradise | Barry Pool | Alyce Russo & Steve Schall | Anne Truong | Alex Valcic & Jephtha Tausig

Thank you to our sponsors!