Sunday, July 31, 2011

Folksy Fun in Newport!

Great shot from last year's Newport Folk Festival by Alexander Nesbitt(  We love that boat in the background!  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Newport Rainbow

Sailor's Dress!

Sailor's Caps, Polo Shirts, T-shirts and much more are available through our online 12 Meter Crew Gear Store.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Come enjoy the view from our office....

12 Meter Charters from Wind Powered Productions on Vimeo.

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

Heritage tops the Winner's Wall for Nantucket's Opera House Cup.  

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

Boat names in Newport, RI!

We love a boat with a CAN DO attitude!  I think I can, I think I can...

Captain Kevin in his favorite seat!

12 meter by Full Pour
12 meter, a photo by Full Pour on Flickr.

At the Helm of Columbia.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nautical Term - Sailing Word of the Week!

Nautical Term - Sailing Word of the Week:  Close-hauled - sailing close to the wind as possible with sails pulled in.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Heritage leading the pack around the race course!

On Deck, Beautiful Columbia!

12 meter by Full Pour
12 meter, a photo by Full Pour on Flickr.

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta 2010

Bow Wow! 1958 America's Cup Winner Columbia.

1970 America's Cup Contender Heritage

12 meter_092808_3709 by Full Pour
12 meter_092808_3709, a photo by Full Pour on Flickr.

Where in Newport?

Where in Newport?

Think you know?  Answer on our Facebook Page.

Newport, RI - Marina of the Month JULY

Newport, Rhode Island, City-by-the-Sea has many fabulous marinas.  One of the perks of being a waterfront business in Newport is that we are able to dock our America's Cup 12 Meter Yachts at them all!  We thought we’d give you a glimpse of some of the views 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 the Newport Yachting Center.

 The Newport Yachting Center is located in the heart of downtown Newport and offers much more than just a place to dock your yacht!  This full service marina with over 2500 feet of dockage is also one of Newport’s premier event facilities.  From the Chowder Cook-Off to Newport’s International Boat Show, from festivals to concerts, the Yachting Center is host to some of Newport’s most famous events.  In fact, we just heard the Indigo Girls playing there last week!  In the winter this area is turned into an outdoor, family ice skating rink.

Bringing a group to Newport?  The Yachting Center offers a waterfront private event facility that is perfect for a dockside wedding or corporate clambake.  Their stunning views are sure to WOW your guests.

So next time you visit Newport check out the Newport Yachting Center.  Keep your eyes peeled for our 12 Meter yachts on their docks.  For more about the Newport Yachting Center marina, festivals and events check out

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another day on the race course in Newport, RI!

The Heritage Team concentrates on the race course yesterday! 
 It was another great day of racing against Columbia in Newport, RI.

Set sail for a GREEN event!

Set sail for a GREEN Experience!
   Columbia using wind power in Newport, RI!
Photo Courtesy of Charter Financial Management and George Ross

Looking for a spectacular, yet environmentally friendly, experience this summer?  Looking to WOW your family, friends, clients or colleagues? We've got you covered!  Just come to Newport, Rhode Island and experience our "recycled," 12 Meter yachts.  We reuse these previousAmerica's Cup contenders so that thousands of guests each year can share the unforgettable experience of sailing on Narragansett Bay.  Come aboard as our sleek, 65 foot yachts harness the wind and glide through mother nature's beautiful ocean!  Relax, refresh, and renew yourself as you enjoy the revitalizing ocean air aboard our 12 Meter yachts.  Unwind for the day and enjoy the view from our "office!"
Come aboard and let our team serve you!  
Ways in which 12 Meter Charters is Eco-Friendly!
1.  We buy and serve local Rhode Island food and beverages on board our vessels.
2.  We serve beverages with recyclable bottles.
3.  We use recycled office products.
4.  We use "recycled" yachts.
5.  We use WIND POWER while sailing!

Yachting Event Ideas:
    • Sunset Cocktail Cruises
    • Yacht Club Events
    • Wedding Events
    • Corporate Retreats
    • Team-building Racing Regatta
    • Employee Incentive Program
    • Client Entertaining Event
    • Family Racing Regatta
    • Family Reunions
    • Anniversary Celebrations
    • Birthday Parties
    • Retirement Ceremonies
    • Girls' Night Out
    • The possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

America's Cup Winner Columbia!

DSC_7596.JPG by zimri_smith
DSC_7596.JPG, a photo by zimri_smith on Flickr.

Harbor Cruise Schedule July 14 to July 18

Daily Sailing Harbor Cruises - Hot and Humid Inland, Beautiful and Breezy at the Coast!  Cool off with a sail.   Afternoon and evening sailing cruises aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter contenders.  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and relax!   

2 hour Harbor Cruise Sail Schedule July 14 to 18 - $68/person

Thursday, July 14 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, July 15 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 16 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, July 17 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 17 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 17 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Monday, July 18 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Call 401-851-1216 for reservations or BOOK ONLINE!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Heritage with the Newport, Bridge

12 Meter 1.jpg by Island Light
12 Meter 1.jpg, a photo by Island Light on Flickr.

Big and Little! Our 63 foot, 1970 America's Cup contender Heritage, looks like a giant compared to the little sails in the background.

Race with 12 Meter Charters and Win! Racing Experience - July 31 in Newport, RI

Sunday, July 31 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
12 Meter Racing Experience
Race aboard our yachts that competed in the America's Cup!

Set sail to watch or participate in an America's cup 12-Meter Racing Regatta!  Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts our professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a "hands on" sailing experience, but participation is not required.  At the end of our America's Racing Experience everyone is a winner!

Participate aboard a 12 Meter - $75
Call 401.851.1216 today to reserve your tickets!

Saturday Sailing aboard Columbia!

Great shot one of our guests on Heritage took of our America's Cup Winner Columbia sailing last Saturday in Newport, RI!  Perfect day - sunshine and wind.  What more could you want?  Thank you to all who sailed with us!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sailing in Newport, RI!

At the Helm of Heritage!

IMG_7258, a photo by SAILMONSTER on Flickr.

A guest enjoys taking the helm of 12 Meter yacht, Heritage in Newport, RI!

What our Guests are Saying!

What our guests are saying! Guest Comment: "Glorious Newport Sail - 12 Meter Charters provided me and my clients with an unforgettable sail on their legendary yacht- Columbia. Their concierge level service and the pleasant demeanor of the captain and crew made my guests feel extremely welcome and appreciated. The sail was glorious!"

July 9 to 15 Harbor Cruise Schedule

Daily Sailing Harbor Cruises - Afternoon and evening sailing cruises aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter contenders!  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and relax!   

2 hour Harbor Cruise Sail Schedule July 9 to 15 - $68 per person

Saturday, July 9 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 9 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, July 10 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday, July 11 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, July 14 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, July 15 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Call 401-851-1216 for reservations or BOOK ONLINE!

Newport's 4th of July Celebration!

Newport had a fun filled weekend of celebration for America's Birthday.  At 12 Meter Charters, we never miss a party!  We joined in the celebration of America's Birthday by sailing aboard our 12 Meter yachts that raced in the America's Cup.  Check out these great shots of a beautiful Newport sunset and fireworks viewing from on board our 12 Meter yacht, Heritage.  Thank you toNewport Naked for the great shots!