Sunset Sail and Floating Feast aboard the Schooner Aurora, October 6th 2013, Newport RI

On October 6th, 60 people boarded the Schooner Aurora in Goat Island and headed out for a slightly foggy sunset sail between Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands. While sailing, we heard from seven expert speakers about fishing and oceans, and enjoyed an amazing meal donated through collaboration between fishermen and restaurants.

Many thanks to the following people:

Fish donors: Rodman Sykes, Chris Brown, Katie Eagan

Chefs: Bob Bankert, The Mooring; Nemo Bolin, Cook and Brown; David Spingold, Julian's; Scott Kirm and Kate Throgmorton, The Wharf Pub; Rizwan Ahmed, Hourglass Brasserie; Kevin King, Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen

Drink donors: Newport Vineyards; Thomas Tew Rum

Raffle donors: Gabe the Fish Babe; Newport Lobster Shack; Pan Handlers; Spice and Tea Exchange; Tallulah on Thames; Island Books; Re-sails

Experts: Tommy and Nancy Quintin; Katie Eagan; Terry Sullivan; Chris Brown; Nathan Rebuck; Rodman Sykes

And of course, the Schooner Aurora!!!


Photos by Mihaela Hinayon

Chef Rizwan Ahmed shared his recipe for the Soupe de Poisson that he donated to the cruise. Learn his secrets at this blog post!