Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet the 2010 Team!

12 Meter Charters is pleased to introduce our 2010 sailing team! Recognize some familiar faces? We welcome back our veteran crew including Captain Kevin from Columbia, Captain Jeff from Heritage, Mate Cedar, Mate Charlie and Mate Laura. And, of course, our yacht office and on-the-dock operations will be captained by Meredith. With over 70 years of combined chartering experience our team is eager to serve our guests!

Here are just a few of the many wonderful comments we had from guests about the
12 Meter Charters’ team last season! Come aboard and let us serve you!

“Great capt and crew, excellent boat - all around fantastic experience.”

“Wonderful experience, knowledgeable captain, great crew...what a terrific event.”
“Crew and boat were both top notch! We would recommend you to anyone.”

“The crew was great, friendly in a way that really adds to the whole experience. Of course Columbia is fantastic.”

“The captain and crew were a true pleasure to be with, telling stories, giving us information on the Heritage, sailing in general as well as facts on America's Cup racing. The captain was like a verbal encyclopedia and made the sail so much more than I expected. When I return to Newport, I will return to 12 Meter Charters!”

Come aboard and let our team serve you! We look forward to welcoming you aboard in 2010!

Heritage Crew Photos by Quintano Media.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend - Kick off the Summer Newport Style!

Set sail this Memorial day weekend aboard our America's Cup yachts! The weather is going to be beautiful and we are sailing all weekend!!! Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights. Whether you are looking for relaxation or an adventure, we have what you need!

2-hour sails for $68 per person. Call 401-851-1216 for tickets.

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 28 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, May 29 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday, May 30 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, May 30 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, May 31 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

If you are in Newport you can buy tickets at the Bowen's Wharf Welcome Center on America's Cup Avenue in downtown.

Bringing a group to Newport? Customized private charters are available.
Rates start at $850 per yacht for up to 15 guests.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Columbia is wet!

Still speedy and stunning, America's Cup winner, Columbia was launched last week for her 52nd season of sailing! Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monthly America's Cup Fact - May 2010

Test your knowledge of the "Auld Mug."

Which country won the 2010 America's Cup?
Answer Below.

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Which country won the 2010 America's Cup race? THE UNITED STATES! TEAM BMW/ORACLE from the UNITED STATES won the last America's Cup held in February 2010 in Valencia, Spain. Team BMW/Oracle's victory is the first time that the USA has won the Auld Mug since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego. San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club becomes the 28th American defender of the America's Cup. The American team, founded ten years ago by software mogul, Larry Ellison, achieved its ultimate goal when they powered across the finish line of Race 2 with a margin of 5 minutes and 26 seconds to defeat the Swiss Defender's Alinghi 2-0.

For all the latest information on the America's Cup visit the official America's Cup website -

Check out these interesting statistics from the America's Cup website, The 33rd America's Cup in Numbers!

Catch all the action from the water aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter Yachts. Call 401-851-1216 for more information. We love answering questions!
- 2 boats: the catamaran Alinghi 5 and the trimaran the USA
- 2 regattas: 12th of February and 14th of February 2 formats of racing: Windward/Leeward (12th of February) and triangle (14th of February)
- 79 nautical miles of racing: 40 in the first and 39 in second
- 24 sailors in the official crew listing: 14 on Alinghi 5, 10 in the USA
- 2-0, the score in favor of BMW ORACLE Racing
- 15 minutes and 25 seconds, the delta of first race, the 12 of February
- 5 minutes and 29 seconds, the delta of second race, the 14 of February


- 33 editions of America's Cup between 1870 and 2010
- 4 countries have defended the America's Cup: The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland
- 28 editions defended by the United States: 1870 to 1983, 1988, 1992, 1995
- 1 edition defended by Australia: 1987
- 2 editions defended by New Zealand: 2000 and 2003
- 2 editions defended by Switzerland: 2007 and 2010
- 7 countries have reached the America's Cup Match (England, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States)
- 6 venues in 159 years: New York (the USA), Newport (the USA), Fremantle (AUS), San Diego (the USA), Auckland (NZL) and Valencia (ESP) 1 trophy: the America's Cup
- 1 America's Cup

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Heritage sailing in Newport, RI!

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Check out our America's Cup 12 Meter sailing past the Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport, RI. Just one of the many sights you will see while sailing with 12 Meter Charters!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

America's Cup Racing in Newport, RI

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Beautiful shot of Columbia and Heritage racing towards the Newport bridge!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

America's Cup 12 Meter, Heritage makes a splash!

Check out America's Cup 12 Meter, Heritage getting launched for the season yesterday! Her freshly varnished 63 foot hull is ready to turn heads again in Newport. Her sailing season starts later in May - book your sail today!

Next, her 90 foot rig goes in...stay tuned for pics.