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 bidder number, 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.  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 our innovative youth development program Sail Academy. This year’s event includes a virtual celebration emceed by students,  a silent auction, special guests, and other surprises. The fun continues Saturday and Sunday as teams race in a socially-distant regatta. To purchase tickets, please click "Buy Tickets" at the top of this page. 

Sailing for Scholars Committee

Mark Horowitz, Chair

Debora Abrams-Wright • Quemuel Arroyo • Kristen & Erin Berry • Robert Burke & Betty Schlicht • Erin Byrne • Matt Coudert • Jay Cross • Nelson Garcez • Stuart Israel & Tia Bowman • Michael Kurtz & Lisa Cleff Kurtz • Andrea Minkow & Claude Sliver • Claire Murphy • Emory O'Mealia • Randy Medrano • Kelsey Nason • Barry Pool • Alyce Russo & Steve Schall •   Hollis Salzman • Gardner Standart • Joe & Clinton Standart • Alex Valcic & Jephtha Tausig

Thank you to our sponsors: