The Maiden Voyage--A GulfQuest Gala, took place on Sept. 24, 2015 to honor all who had contributed to the making of GulfQuest. Nearly 900 people attended.
BY AND LARGE
We mean "generally," or "for the most part." Mariners often sail "by," that is, straight into the wind; or "large," at a right-angle to it. A vessel that sails both "by and large" will go well in most winds.