There is little over three days left to bid on lots in the Monaco auction that is in partnership with the Prince Albert II Foundation (PAF2), Lia Riva, CREM, the Thirty Nine, the Yacht Club and the Oceanographic Museum.
The “Ensemble Pour Thalas” auction includes 64 lots are divided into three categories—Art (Marcos Marin–Poséidon), Collection (a racket signed by Novak Djokovic) and Experiences (Day at Sea on a Riva Boat)—and will officially close at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday June 10 when a number of athletes and artists are expected at the Riva tunnel for a fundraising cocktail in support of Thomas Capiten and his expedition.
The Thalas project is the dream of Thomas Capiten, who grew up on the water in Cherbourg, Normandy, where his family owned a shipyard. The objective is to travel 35,000 miles by catamaran with his wife and two daughters to raise awareness of the fragility of the ocean while offering an educational link between younger generations and the marine environment. To date, 750 schools in 35 countries have joined the initiative, as well as 17 engineering schools and sponsors, including PAF2.
Capiten intends to meet “heroes at a local level” in the maritime and environmental fields, to give them a public platform and provide them with logistic and engineering support to enable them to innovate and broaden their field of action.”