Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Newport, RI - Marina of the Month AUGUST

Newport, Rhode Island, “City-by-the-Sea” has many fabulous marinas.  One of the perks of being a waterfront business in Newport is being 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 Goat Island Marina. 

Goat Island Marina is located on an island oasis in the heart of Newport Harbor.  Goat Island has a long history which includes home to a military fort during the American Revolution, torpedo manufacturing for the US Navy, and more recently serving as host to the Tall Ships Festival and world-class sailing regattas.  If you are looking to experience the "City-By-The-Sea" in a quiet relaxing atmosphere then the Goat Island Marina is the perfect Newport dock for you.

Goat Island is also home to some of Newport’s hidden gems.  The Regatta Place is a fabulous event facility off the beaten path in Newport.  Imagine your next corporate event, family outing, or wedding ceremony on the docks overlooking luxurious yachts and Newport Harbor.  Spectacular!
And a not-to-be-missed, but sometimes forgotten, dining spot is on the northern tip of Goat.  Located at the Hyatt Hotel, Pineapples on the Bay offers a laid back, Caribbean atmosphere.  This is the perfect place to enjoy a fabulous Newport sunset!
The view from Pineapples on the Bay!
So next time you visit Newport check out the Goat Island Marina.  Keep your eyes peeled for our 12 Meter yachts; our moorings are just off their docks.  For more information about the Goat Island Marina check out  

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Irene is long gone!

The day after Hurricane Irene and Newport is back to sunshine and sailing.  Heritage is ready for sailing...come join us!

Safe, sound and ready for sailing after Irene!

Don't have power?  We do - WIND POWER!  We are ready for some sailing after the storm.  Come join us aboard Heritage tonight - August 30 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Say goodbye Irene!

Heritage during Hurricane Irene!

Hurricane Irene Storm Preparation!

Now that Irene has past we are ready to sail again!  It took a lot of preparation by our wonderful crew to make sure our girls were safe in Newport Harbor during the storm.

Extra lines to hold Heritage on her mooring during the storm swell.

Captain Jeff secures the mooring lines.

Captains Cedar and Jeff double check the mooring lines.

Heritage deck ready for Irene.

Calm before the storm in Newport Harbor.

Heritage is ready for Irene!

Empty Newport Harbor.

Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf are ready.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Good Morning from Newport, RI!

The calm before the storm in Newport, RI! A beautiful day.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newport Bucket Race!

Our guests aboard Heritage had a great sail racing show today.  Check out these great shots of America's Cup J-Boats racing in the Newport Bucket Regatta.  What magnificent boats!  

America's Cup J-Boat Ranger in Newport!

J-Boat crew member goes out on a limb during a racing practice!  Thank you Captain Duncan for this awesome shot of America's Cup J-Boat, Ranger, practicing in Newport.    

What do you think the caption should be?

Good Morning from Newport Harbor!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

J-Boat Ranger in Newport, RI!

Our guests aboard Heritage got an added treat of seeing America's Cup Racer, J-Boat Ranger, out practicing  this week!  Classic yacht racing at its finest!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Big Boat Racing in Newport!

The Bucket Regatta celebrates 25 years in Newport this weekend, August 25 to 28. The Newport Bucket Regatta is invitational event open to yachts over 90feet in length. The magnificently large yachts competing include former America’s Cup Racing J-Boats, Ranger and Velsheda. This is your chance to see classic Newport yacht racing at its finest! For more about the Newport Bucket visit

 Check out the view of Ranger and Velsheda from on board our 12 Meter Heritage.

Columbia wins in Nantucket!

Columbia sails to victory in Nantucket!  For the second year in a row, our America's Cup Winner, Columbia, won the Nantucket 12 Meter Regatta.  Congrats team Columbia!  For more information about the regatta visit

Friday, August 19, 2011

Boat names in Newport, RI!

Wine Weekend in Newport, RI!

This weekend, August 19 to 21,the 2nd Annual Newport WineFest will be held, harbor side, at the Newport Yachting Center. The event will provide the ultimate sipping experience with tastings from hundreds of world-class wines, spirits, and specialty beers.  For foodies the event, featured dishes prepared by celebrity, regional and local chefs.  For the full schedule of events check out  Enjoy your Newport weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mirabella V sails into Newport!

Mirabella V sailed into Newport earlier this week and guests aboard Heritage got a glimpse of the magnificent yacht.  Marabella V is the largest sloop(single masted) sailing yacht in the world. She is 247 feet long and her mast is 292 feet high - that is almost as long as a football field!  For more information and pictures visit

Nautical Sailing Term!

MOORING - An arrangement for securing a boat to a mooring buoy or pier.

Monday, August 15, 2011

What our Guests are Saying!

Loved It!!!
I had so much fun the staff was amazing!! If in Newport and never been on a 12 meter it is something you have to experience!! I couldn't believe how comfortable and relaxing it was! The staff made you feel like you were sailing with family! It felt like it was just as much my boat as there's from everything to running it to just relaxing in the sunset! 
 by Maira August 8th, 2011 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nautical Sailing Term!

Nautical Sailing Term - CLEAT - A cleat is a piece of hardware designed to hold a line. In the most traditional sense, a cleat is a piece of metal or wood that is shaped somewhat like an anvil. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Columbia set to race in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.

Columbia will compete in the Edgartown 12 Meter Regatta this weekend, August 13 and 14.  Last year Columbia stunned her competition winning 5 of 5 races to win the regatta.  Will she make it two in a row?  To follow all the racing action visit

Good Luck Team Columbia!  Sail fast!

Windy afternoon on Heritage!

Family Fun aboard Heritage!

Come for a sail with 12 Meter Charters and bring the whole family!  Our friendly captains and crew will teach sailing techniques to sailing enthusiasts of all ages.  Or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of Newport.

We look forward to having you aboard!