social The International SeaKeepers Society Bal de la Mer 2016 On Saturday, Jan. 28, the International SeaKeepers Society hosted its 2016 Bal de la Mer event to recognize Founding Member and yachting community pioneer Alexander W. Dreyfoos for his extraordinary commitment to preserving our planet’s oceans. He is also known for his coastal scenery and underwater landscape photography, and published a book of photos taken through the years in 60 countries. The event was held at the 6DLOÀVK&OXERI)ORULGD with the support of chairs Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, Chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media (AIM), and his wife, Paula. The special guest and award presenter was Fabien Cousteau, world-renowned aquanaut and 2015 Bal de la Mer Awardee. SeaKeepers would like to thank the following principal sponsors: World Fuel Services | Yacht Solutions, BWA Yachting, Atlass Insurance Group, Camper & Nicholsons, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and Abeking & Rasmussen. seakeepers.org Photography by Alexa Soley Michael T. Moore, Paula Zimbalist, Sarah Newberry and Emmett Moore Efrem “Skip” and Paula Zimbalist, Richard Snow and Michael T. Moore Michael T. Moore and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Hans Schaedla, Andre Jonker and Capt. Stephen Martin Stephen Cain, Capt. Mike O’Neill and Dr. Mark Bond Richard Snow, Alexander W. Dreyfoos and Fabien Cousteau Floridian Community Bank Buck Off Championship Benefits Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center Team “Real Bucking Deal” showed who was boss PO'SJEBZ�d;'FC�f;�d;BTUIFZDBQUVSFEmSTUQMBDF in the Floridian Community Bank Buck Off $IBNQJPOTIJQCFOFmUJOH Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center . Their victory at International Polo Club concluded the largest tournament in the seven-year history of the mechanical bull-riding competition. The Buck Off kick-started the 30th BOOVBM7JODFSFNPT%JOOFSBOE#FOFmU"VDUJPO�d;BO JNQPSUBOUGVOESBJTJOHFWFOUGPSUIFOPOQSPmUSJEJOH center, which provides equine-assisted therapies for those with varying physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. The Buck Off is organized by Eques Solutions, which professionally handles all aspects of the event, including the promotions and social media, as well as inviting teams and securing the celebrity judges. vinceremos.org Photography by Eques Solutions Winning Buck Off team: Brandon Ratchford, Matt Goodman, Donnie Mills and Trent Ferreir Tuny Page and Ann Romney Floridian Community Bank President Lee Frankhouser, Chris Frankhouser and Vinceremos CEO Bill Carter Nadine Allen and Sanjiv Sharma Bobbi Rottman, Porter Allen and Devon Kane Gala co-chair Chip Perkins and Vinceremos founder Ruth Menor 88 South Florida Luxury Guide
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