Olympian serving as honorary chair of San Francisco Antiques Show

SAN FRANCISCO – The 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) will dock Oct. 25-28, 2012 at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. With its nautical theme inspired by the America’s Cup, which will be hosted in San Francisco in October 2013, the show features decorative and fine arts relating to the ocean, boating and travel. San Francisco resident, Olympic gold medalist skier and avid sailor Jonny Moseley serves as Honorary Chair with an elite crew steering this time-honored expedition. From ship to shore, come explore.

This year’s focus ties in with the America’s Cup World Series event taking place during San Francisco’s Fleet Week this October, and continuing in the Bay with the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Finals next year. This is the first time the America’s Cup has been hosted in the United States since 1995. Given the excitement about sailing already in the air, the SFFAS’s nautical direction keeps the maritime momentum flowing.

“With the preliminary races at the start of the month and our show at the end, October will be filled with excitement about sailing,” says Lisa Podos, strategic and creative consultant for the show. “This enthusiasm is captured in our Sea Worthy theme. Inspired by the world’s most prestigious sailing race and our venue’s stunning location on the Bay, the show will feature the very best of nautical art and antiques.”

The SFFAS launches with a benefit gala preview party Oct. 24, with all proceeds going to Enterprise for High School Students, an organization that engages and empowers Bay Area high school students to develop skills for their future through job readiness training, employment and career exploration. Greeting guests will be Jonny Moseley and his wife, Malia. Sailing since age 6, and spending his childhood racing dinghies around the Bay with his brothers, Moseley has always had an affinity for the sea. While Moseley is most famous for skiing, he has been passionate about sailboat racing since childhood.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show online.

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