Thursday, October 27, 2011

Heritage heads North to hibernate!

Earlier this month, after her last sail in Newport, Heritage made her way north to Marblehead, MA where she will spend the winter resting.  Captain Duncan and Captain Jeff made the 12 hour trip through Buzzard's Bay, the Cape Cod Canal and Massachusetts Bay.  Thankfully, mother nature cooperated and gave them wonderful weather for the trip.  And thanks to Captain Duncan we have some wonderful photos of their voyage.



Columbia's last sail of 2011....was extra special this year!

Team Columbia had her last sail of the season on Monday.  How do we end a great season of sailing aboard Columbia?  With an engagement proposal sail!

It was a perfect Newport weather day and a perfect way to end our season.  Congrats to Grant and Sarah, the happy couple, who got engaged aboard our America's Cup winner.  Wishing you a life of smoothing sailing!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Columbia's last weekend of sailing in 2012!

Sunshine is scheduled to return for Columbia's last weekend of sailing in 2011!  After this weekend our America's Cup winner will hang up her sails for the winter.  Don't miss your last chance to get on board!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lynx sailing in Newport!


Privateer Lynx Sails into Newport – Mate Gus is all smiles!

Earlier this October the Privateer Lynx sailed into Newport Harbor.   Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812.  She was one of the first ships to defend American freedom against the British. 

So why is Mate Gus smiling?  Gus knows the Lynx well.  His grandfather, Melbourne Smith designed Lynx.  Mr. Smith is a well know naval architect and has designed ships including Spirit of Massachusetts, Pride of Baltimore and Federalist.  Who knew Gus came from such a seaworthy family?

The Lynx’s visit to Newport is a preview to the Tall Ships Festival scheduled to visit Newport in July of 2012.  Over twenty tall ships are scheduled to sail into Newport to honor the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  Gus won’t be the only one smiling then!

For more about Lynx and Melbourne Smith visit

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Heritage Waves Goodbye to 2011!

Heritage had her last sails of 2011 this weekend.  Thank you for another great season US 23, see you in 2012!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Heritage's weekday crew says goodbye for 2011!

Heritage had her last weekday sail for 2011 yesterday.  Thank you Duncan, Cedar and Gus for making Monday to Friday sails aboard Heritage fantastic!  Looking forward to sailing with you in 2012!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Wunderbar Ocktoberfest is Harborside this Weekend!

Celebrate October in style at the Newport Yachting Center this weekend, October 8-10.  Newport's Ocktoberfest offers the best in German entertainment and cuisine.  So grab a schnitzel, raise a stein and join in the celebration of Fall! 

Good Morning from Bannister's Wharf in Newport, RI!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Goodbye September, Hello October!

Happy October 1 from Newport, RI!  This is our last month of sailing for 2011 so we are packing in as much time on the water as we can.  Come join us!