Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Celebrate America's Birthday in America's First Resort

Enjoy the 4th of July in Newport RI!

Celebrate America's Birthday with America's Cup Sailing!

Set sail this weekend aboard an America's Cup 12 Meter!$68 per person

Set sail aboard the America's Cup yachts of Newport, Rhode Island. Salute summer in style with a sail aboard one of our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts. Whether you are visiting Newport for the day or the week, with a group or just by yourself, 12 Meter Charters has a sailing experience for you!

Throughout the 4th of July weekend we are offering Public Ticketed Sails, $68/person for a two hour sail. Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights! Call for details and sailing times.

Looking for a more intimate excursion? Book a private charter and an America's Cup yacht is yours to cruise beautiful Narragansett Bay in style. Rates start at just $850 and accommodates up to 15 guests. Sailing times are still available for weekend. Call for details!

Let us welcome you aboard for a spectacular 4th of July experience!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Escape with a sail to Block Island!

For a unique escape from the everyday "hustle and bustle" of life, try a 12 Meter getaway. For example, escape with a Newport to Block Island sail and overnight excursion. Enjoy the best that Rhode Island has to offer!

Take one or more of the 12 Meter yachts from Newport for a day cruise or race. End the day at Block Island where you can tour the island, enjoy fresh New England seafood, and stay at one of the island's Bed and Breakfasts. Head back to Newport the next day while enjoying another beautiful sail on an America's Cup yacht.

Let 12 Meter Charters help plan this wonderful sailing getaway! For more information call 401-851-1216 or email sail@12metercharters.

For information about our yachts check out http://www.12metercharters.com/. For information about Block Island check out http://www.blockislandinfo.com/. And for all about Newport check out http://www.gonewport.com/.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meet our Captains and Crew

June 2009 Team Member of the Month

Kevin Hegarty - Captain of Columbia Richard Schultz Photography

Kevin Hegarty has been the Captain of our America's Cup winner Columbia since 2006 but his 12 Meter sailing career did not start there! Previously, Kevin was captain and crew aboard over a dozen 12 Meter yachts in both Newport and the Caribbean including Stars & Stripes, Weatherly, Intrepid, Heritage and many more. These days Kevin is devoted to Columbia. In the summer he spends over 100 days inviting guests to sail and race aboard Columbia. In the winter he spends countless hours making sure that Columbia is in pristine condition for the next sailing season.

When he is not aboard Columbia (which is not that often!) Kevin enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his huge, but friendly, bull mastiff, Brutus!

Captain Kevin and the team of 12 Meter Charters look forward to welcoming you aboard our America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Come to Newport, RI for the start of summer!

This weekend marks the start of summer! Looking for something great to do? Come to Newport, Rhode Island to kick off summer in style. Newport offers the best that summertime has to offer - beaches, mansions, shopping, tennis, seafood and, of course, America's Cup sailing! Come for just the day or stay the weekend - there is plenty to do in Newport.

During your stay in the "city by the sea" set sail aboard on of our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts for the ultimate Newport experience! This weekend we are offering both America's Cup racing and cruising.

On Friday, June 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm we will offer our America's Cup Racing Experience - watch or participate. Click here for more information.

On Saturday, June 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm we will offer our Ticketed America's Cup Cruise. Tickets are $68/person. Click here for more information.

For more information about other things to do in Newport this weekend check out http://www.gonewport.com/. We look forward to seeing you in Newport, Rhode Island this summer!

Friday, June 12, 2009

12 Meter Charters Ticketed Sails - Upcoming Schedule

Public Ticketed Sails aboard America's Cup Yachts! $68 per guest

Weekend Schedule
Saturday, June 13 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday, June 14 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Call 401-851-1216 for reservations or email sail@12metercharters.com

Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 19 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

America's Cup Racing Regatta - watch or participate.

Saturday, June 20 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

We look forward to welcoming you aboard our America's Cup Yachts!

Set Sail aboard our America's Cup Yachts!
What you need to know:
- 2 hour sails priced at $68 per person.
- Sailing May through October. 12 Meter Charters' two-hour Ticketed Sails depart daily, upon demand, from downtown Newport.
- Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Gift certificates available.
- Reservations required. No refunds within 24 hours of sailing.- For more information about chartering our America's Cup 12 Meters please contact the 12 Meter Charters office at 800.820.1223 or email sail@12metercharters.com
Sail aboard an America's Cup 12 Meter Yacht - The Ultimate Newport Experience!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2009 America's Cup 12 Meter Regatta Schedule

Let the competition begin! The 2009 12 Meter Racing Season will begin this weekend in Newport with the New York Yacht Club's 155th Annual Regatta. This will kick off the 12 Meter Golden Year of Racing, celebration 50 years since the first 12 Meter yachts raced in the America's Cup. Our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts are available to racing enthusiasts for formal races in Newport and throughout New England including:

Tiedemann Regatta - Newport - June 27 and 28
Newport Trophy Regatta - Newport - July 25 and 26
Edgartown Yacht Club 12 Meter Regatta - Martha's Vineyard - August 7, 8 and 9
Nantucket Yacht Club 12 Meter Regatta - Nantucket - August 13 and 14
Opera House Cup - Nantucket - August 16
Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta - Newport - September 5 and 6
12 Meter World Championships - Newport - September 22 to 27

Contact us for more information! 401-851-1216 or sail@12metercharters.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Team Columbia Races in New York Yacht Club's 155th Annual Regatta

This week our America's Cup winner, Columbia is busy prepping for the New York Yacht Club's Annual Regatta in Newport, RI. The Annual Regatta is the longest running regatta in America, this is the 155th! There are over 100 entries in this weekend's regatta including 6 meters, J/22s, Swans, and America's Cup 12 Meter yachts. The regatta will start on Friday, June 12 with the Around-the-Island Race where yachts will race around Conanicut Island. Bouy racing in Narragansett Bay will follow on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. For more About the New York Yacht Club's 155th Annual Regatta check out http://www.nyyc.org/
Good Luck Team Columbia - sail fast!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Give Dad the gift of America's Cup Sailing!

Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? Give him the gift of America's Cup sailing!

12 Meter Charters offers gift certificates for our ticketed sails and private charters. Give dad the thrill of experiencing America's Cup sailing in Newport, Rhode Island. During his sail he may actively participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy! No sailing experience is necessary. Book a ticket for just dad(2 hour sail for $68/person) or make it a party and invite some guests(private charters start at $850/boat for up to 15 people). Either is sure to be the highlight of his Father's Day!

Complete your Father's day gift with America's Cup Crew Gear. 12 Meter Charters offers America's Cup Crew Gear. Caps, Polo shirts, T-shirts and more! The perfect gift for any sailing enthusiast. We SHIP ANYWHERE!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ticketed Sails this weekend! $5 off if you mention our Blog!

Weekend Sailing Schedule - it is going to be a great weekend for sailing in Newport, Rhode Island!

Saturday, June 6 sailing 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 7 sailing 1:00pm to 3:00pm

- 2 hour sails priced at $68 per person. $5 off if you mention our Blog!
- Sailing Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7
- Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
- Reservations required.
- For more information please contact the 12 Meter Charters office at 800.820.1223 or email sail@12metercharters.com

Sail aboard an America's Cup 12 Meter Yacht - The Ultimate Newport Experience!

America's Cup Racing Experience

Set sail to watch or participate in an America's cup 12-Meter Racing Regatta!
12 Meter Charters and Schooner Adirondack II have teamed up to provide you with the experience of a lifetime!

Participate aboard an America's Cup contender or Spectate aboard Adirondack II. Aboard the America’s Cup racing yachts our professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a "hands on" sailing experience, but participation is not required.

Aboard the 80 foot, traditional schooner, spectator yacht you will be there to view all the America’s Cup action while enjoying the grace and comfort of Adirondack II!At the end of our America’s Racing Experience everyone is a winner!

Friday June 19th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participate aboard a 12 Meter - $68

Spectate aboard Adirondack II - $40

Call 401.851.1216 today to reserve your spot!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Come to Newport this weekend for Seafood and Sailing!

Looking for something great to do in Newport this weekend? Head down to the Newport Yachting Center for the 28th Annual Chowder Cook Off. Located harbor side in the heart of downtown Newport, the Newport Yachting Center provide the perfect location for the seafood event. The Cook Off will feature over 30 competitors from all over the country. The best part of the event is that you get to sample all the entries and vote for the coveted title of Best Clam Chowder.

Check out http://www.newportwaterfrontevents.com/chowder-cook-off/overview-chowder-cook-off.htm for more information about the Chowder Cook Off.

While you are in Newport come sailing with us! Enjoy our legendary America’s Cup competitors. We will be offering our ticketed sails on both Saturday and Sunday. Contact us for more information!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

12 Meter Charters Offers Ticketed Sails aboard America’s Cup Yachts

Set sail aboard the legendary America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts of Newport, Rhode Island!

Two-hour afternoon and evening cruises are available aboard our America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts - $68/person.

NEWPORT, RI – 12 Meter Charters is adding to their unique ways of experiencing Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The company will continue to offer customized yacht charters including Corporate Outings, Team-building, Private Parties and Wedding Events. But now, they will also offer two-hour afternoon and evening public cruises aboard their America’s Cup 12 Meter yachts. For $68 per person you can experience the thrill of sailing aboard an America’s Cup contender!

Not your typical harbor cruise, 12 Meter Charters' ticketed cruises combine the history of Newport, Rhode Island with the unparalleled experience of sailing on an America's Cup contender. Enjoy historic Newport sights including Fort Adams and the Newport Pell Bridge, lighthouses and lavish estates, aircraft carriers and historic schooners, and learn the history of the America's Cup in Newport.

During your sail, if you wish, you may participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights of Newport! The captain and crew on board will help those willing to be involved in the sailing. As with all of 12 Meter Charters' events, no sailing experience is necessary to enjoy the thrill of sailing on our America's Cup 12 Meters. With our experienced crews, sailing participation from our guests is welcomed but never required. Take part in the sailing of an America's Cup 12 Meter or just relax and enjoy the scenic views of Narragansett Bay.

Whether you are visiting Newport on your own or with a group, 12 Meter Charters offers you a sail aboard the America’s Cup 12 Meter Yachts!

Sail aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter Yacht – The Ultimate Newport Experience!

Set Sail!

Sail into summer with an event aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter Yachts of Newport!

Team-Building, Corporate Outings, Wedding Events, Private Parties, Sunset Sails, and much more!


Contact us for more information!