Thursday, June 30, 2011

Land and Sea Tour of Newport

Look what was outside our office today?  Makes us fondly remember our great tour of Newport with Segway of Newport.

Check out Meredith and Cedar enjoying the Segway Tour of Newport last year.

Envious?  We've got you covered.  You too can enjoy Newport by Segway and enjoy a Sail with 12 Meter Charters.  Our Land and Sea Tour of Newport offers both tours for just $99/person.  It is quite the deal!  Join us this summer - we will show you the best of Newport by Land and by Sea!

Newport's 2011 Transatlantic Race Photos

What a sight!  The 289 foot Maltese Falcon starting Newport's 2011 Transatlantic Race yesterday.  Thank you for the great shots Team Heritage!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Celebrate July 4th with Sailing in Newport, RI!

4th of July in Newport, Rhode Island

Set sail this 4th of July Weekend aboard a 12 Meter Yacht!

Sail aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter 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 tickets or book online!

4th of July Weekend Sailing Schedule
Friday, July 1 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, July 2 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 2 - 7:30pm - Fireworks Cruise
Sunday, July 3 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 3 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Monday, July 4 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, July 4 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 4 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 4 - 7:30pm - Fireworks Cruise

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 the holiday weekend.  Call 401-851-1216 for details.  We love answering questions.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

39th Opera House Cup in Nantucket! Race with us!

Just under two months till our favorite Nantucket event of the year - Opera House Cup.

Three time winner Heritage is ready to be chartered for the 39th OHC, contact us for details!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Former America's Cup Racers in Newport, RI!

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110616-N-TB118-062.jpg, a photo by sigs10 on Flickr.

J- Boat Regatta in Newport, RI

J-Boat Racing - Classic Newport Yachting!

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110615-N-TB118-100.jpg, a photo by sigs10 on Flickr.

Welcome to Summer!

Celebrate the first weekend of SUMMER and set sail with 12 Meter Charters.

2-hour Harbor Cruises aboard 12 Meter Yachts that raced in the America's Cup.  $68/person.

Harbor Cruise Schedule - June 23 to 26

Thursday, June 23 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, June 25 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, June 26 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Fun aboard Heritage!

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IMG_9098, a photo by cseward on Flickr.

Newport Harbor

The Maltese Falcon towers in Newport Harbor!

Enjoy July 4th Fireworks with 12 Meter Charters!

Enjoy Newport's 4th of July spectacular fireworks display from the water.  Come aboard our America's Cup contenders for an evening sunset sail, harbor cruise and then enjoy the fireworks from the best seats in the house!  Includes light snacks and water/soft drinks.

July 2 (Jamestown Fireworks) 
July 4 (Newport Fireworks)
7:30pm to 10:00pm departing from downtown Newport

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Set sail with Captain Dad this weekend!

Set sail for Father's Day! We are offering sails aboard our America's Cup contenders all weekend in Newport, RI! Come aboard and let us serve you!

Upcoming Schedule

Friday, June 17 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, June 18 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, June 19 - 12:30pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Newport, RI - Marina of the Month

Newport, Rhode Island, City-by-the-Sea, as expected, has many fabulous marinas.  One of the perks of being a waterfront business in Newport is that we are lucky enough to dock our America's Cup 12 Meter Yachts at them all!  We thought we would give you a glimpse of some of the view and amenities at these great marinas.  Whether you are visiting Newport with or without a boat these Newport marinas offer more than just dockage!  This month let's check out Bannister's Wharf...

Bannister's Wharf was the host to America’s Cup boats while the Cup racing was held in Newport and is the center of downtown Newport.  In addition to a full service marina, Bannister's Wharf offers some of the best shopping, dining and accommodations Newport has to offer.    

Enjoy dining at famous Newport spots including the Clarke Cooke House which is also the home of our 12 Meter Yacht Club.  Enjoy shopping including the Black Dog, the Newport Mansion Store and much more.  Stay at the Bannister's Wharf guest house rooms – the view is unparalleled!   And finish your visit to Bannister's Wharf with our favorite part of the Wharf...take in the view of Newport Harbor from one of their relaxing Adirondack chairs with an ice cream or a cup of coffee - it is paradise.  For more about Bannister’s Wharf visit their website. 

Set Sail with Captain Dad this weekend!

Give DAD the gift of 12 Meter America's Cup Sailing!
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Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? Looking for something that will blow him away? Whether Dad is looking for relaxation or an adventure, we have what you need! Give him a day in Newport, Rhode Island and include a sail aboard an America's Cup yacht!
Newport has it all - mansion tours, helicopter tours, great restaurants, golf, Segway tours, spectacular views and, of course, America's Cup sailing. 12 Meter Charters offers many ways to experience beautiful Narragansett Bay! Plan a day with just Dad and join one of our ticketed sails - $68 per person for 2 hours. Bring the whole family and come aboard for a private charter - rates start at $850 per boat for up to 15 guests. Book one of our Newport Tour packages and view all that Newport has to offer by Land and Sea OR Air and Sea. These packages are an incredible deal at $99/person. Gift certificates, with or without 12 Meter Crew Gear, are available and your sail date can be chosen now or later. Call for more information.

Racing in Newport!

Crew Cedar and Duncan talking racing strategy with their team aboard Heritage!

 Ready for an afternoon of sail racing in Newport, RI!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where in Newport?

One of our favorite waterfront Newport spots and a great spot to get a fresh seafood dinner from - Where in Newport is this?

Answer on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

America's Cup 12 Meter Crew Gear - Buy Online

12 Meter Crew Gear makes the perfect souvenir after an unforgettable day of sailing aboard an America's Cup contender or the perfect gift for any sailing enthusiast. Now you can purchase it with the click of a button. Check out our all new 12 Meter Crew Gear Store. Sailors Caps, Crew Polos and T-shirts are all available. As well as our NEW 12 Meter Commodore Sweatshirts.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Columbia gets a spa day in Newport, RI!

All girls need a spa day to get refreshed and rejuvenated!  Our girl, Columbia, got one yesterday.  Her crew washed, scrubbed and polished to make sure she was renewed and ready for sailing!

If you and your girls want to have a spa day in Newport, RI check out these great Newport locations.

Spa Terre at the Hotel Viking

The Spa at the Newport Marriott

Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Hotel

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Sip and Sail Tour Package - Newport, RI

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Sip and Sail Tour

$75 per person

12 Meter Charters and Newport Vineyards have teamed up to provide you with an experience to remember. Enjoy the best of Newport, Rhode Island with a vineyard tour and a sailing tour!

White, red, blush, or sparkling! Just a ten minute drive from Newport Harbor, Newport Vineyards is the largest grower of wine grapes in New England. Newport Vineyards produces award winning wines using traditional techniques including French oak barrels, as well as state-of-the-art equipment. Your visit to Newport Vineyards will include a vineyard tour, winery tour, wine tasting, and a keepsake Newport Vineyards' wine glass.

Set sail with 12 Meter Charters aboard the legendary America's Cup yachts to enjoy the best of Newport by sea! Not your typical harbor cruise, 12 Meter Charters' cruises combine the history of Newport with the unparalleled experience of sailing on an America's Cup contender. Enjoy historic Newport sights including Fort Adams and the Newport Bridge, lighthouses and lavish estates, an aircraft carrier and historic schooners, and learn the history of the America's Cup in Newport.

During your sail, you may just sit back and enjoy the sights of Newport or you may participate in the sailing! The captain and crew on board will help those wishing to be involved in the sailing and no sailing experience is necessary to help sail one of our America's Cup 12 Meters. It's your choice, take part in the sailing of an America's Cup 12 Meter or just relax and enjoy the scenic views of Narragansett Bay.

What you need to Know:

  • $75 per person. Package includes one ticket tour from Newport Vineyard and one ticket for a 2-hour sail from 12 Meter Charters.
  • For your vineyard tour, allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for tour, tasting and shopping.
  • Newport Vineyards offers tours daily at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
  • Newport Vineyards' wine tastings offered all day from (10:00AM to 4:00PM).
  • All Wine Tour participants must be 21 years or older.
  • Sails depart from downtown Newport.
  • For your sail, wear athletic shoes (preferably without black soles) AND a sweatshirt/jacket.
  • Most importantly don't forget your camera!

For more information about Newport Vineyards visit their website.

Buy Crew Gear Online!

What our Guests are Saying!

Guest Comment:  "12 Meter Charters' service is outstanding! Year after year our group of 15 participants is anxious to begin their sail and when it's over, looking forward to the next year. (The majority of our group has returned for this sail each of our 6 years and those who fell out of the mix are waiting for another opening to get back on board). As for the sail, that speaks for itself; we're on a beautiful 12 Meter sailboat, with a very capable and enjoyable captain and crew, cutting through scenic Narragansett Bay. Each year brings another wonderful experience!"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heritage is a bright beauty even under cloudy skies!

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DSC_8599, a photo by AbbieT on Flickr.

Harbor Cruise Schedule June 1 to June 5

Daily Sailing Harbor Cruises - Afternoon and evening sailing cruises aboard our America's Cup contenders!  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and relax!   

Harbor Cruise Sail Schedule June 1 to 5

Thursday, June 2 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, June 3 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, June 4 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 5 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

 Book Tickets Online

Sizzling Summer Sailing Specials!

12 Meter Charters is excited to present many upcoming events aboard our America's Cup contenders.  Whether you are coming to Newport with a group or just by yourself, don't miss your chance to get on board!

Father's Day America's Cup Sails!
Father's Day Cruises 
- Treat Dad to a day in Newport and an America's Cup sail.  He can participate in the sail or just relax and enjoy the view.  We have cruises and races Father's Day weekend! 
Book Tickets Online

Cruise, Sunday, June 19 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Race, Sunday, June 19 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Can't come Father's Day weekend?  Gift certificates for a later sail date are available.

12 Meter Racing Experience
12 Meter Racing Regattas - Participate aboard an America's Cup contender or just sit back and enjoy the action. Book Tickets Online
Race Dates: June 19, July 31, August 28, September 18

Newport Fireworks America's Cup Cruise

4th of July Fireworks Cruises - Enjoy Newport's 4th of July spectacular fireworks display from the water.  Come aboard our America's Cup contenders for an evening, harbor sail cruise and then enjoy the fireworks from the best seats in the house!  Two cruises scheduled July 2(Jamestown Fireworks) and July 4(Newport Fireworks) at 7:30pm. Tickets are $99 per person. Book Tickets Online

Daily Sailing Cruises in Newport, RI
Daily Sailing Cruises - Afternoon and evening sailing cruises aboard our America's Cup contenders are available from now until the end of the summer!  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and relax!  
Book Tickets Online

Best of Newport by Air and Sea
Air and Sea Package - Enjoy the best that Newport has to offer by Air and Sea!  $99/person for a 2 hour America's Cup Sail and a Mansion Helicopter Tour.  What a deal! 
Book Tickets Online

Best of Newport by Land and Sea
Land and Sea Package - Enjoy the best that Newport has to offer by Land and Sea!  $99/person for a 2 hour America's Cup sail and a 2 hour Segway Tour.  Our 12 Meter Charters' team took this tour and LOVED IT!  
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