Every August, the car collector world heads to Monterey where ultra rare, best-of-category automobiles go under the hammer. Adding to this year's excitement, not only will RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction feature an impressive roster of vehicles, from the Ferrari Performance Collection to six Aston Martin competition cars, but there will also be a selections of jewels, watches and once-in-a-lifetime experiences on offer. In partnership with IfOnly, Sotheby’s presents opportunities to bid on two lots sure to appeal to any sports enthusiast: a chance to sail with two-time America's Cup winner Brad Webb and premium tickets to the Indian Wells Grand Slam Tournament with a special VIP tour of the venue. Read on to learn more about both unique lots and look out for more IfOnly experiences in Sotheby’s 2017 auctions.
With a professional career spanning over 18 years, Brad Webb has won several world titles and competed in seven America's Cup competitions, most recently as a member of ORACLE Team USA during their extraordinary comeback win to defend the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. Now you, and up to 20 guests, can sail with Webb on the very waters that carried him to victory. For two and a half hours you and his crew will slice through the white-tipped waves while reaching speeds of up to 22 knots on his world-famous racing yacht, USA 76. From harbour to helm and back again, this is a rare chance to spend a day with one of the most accomplished sportsmen in the world.
Federer. Nadal. Kerber. Williams. The greatest superstars in professional tennis have made 2017 a year to remember, and now IfOnly and Sotheby’s invite you to witness the next chapter. Enjoy unprecedented access to the Indian Wells Grand Slam Tournament in this ultra exclusive tennis experience. You and a guest will be on hand to see the ATP and WTA point leaders battle for the title. Watch from incredible Category 1 seats as the very best in Women’s and Men’s tennis serve up top tier match play, then go behind the scenes to see how the tournament itself is created. You will be treated to an extraordinary insider’s tour of the facilities from one of the tournament’s executives. This one-of-a-kind experience will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame.