Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from 12 Meter Charters!

The 12 Meter Charters' Team wishes you a Happy Holiday season and smooth sailing in the New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

2012 Remember When...

Remember When Heritage and COlumbia sailing in Nantucket's Opera House Cup?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nautical November in Newport!

Remember bustling Newport Harbor and Bannister's Wharf this summer?  They look a little different in November!  Check out these great shots Captain Duncan took on a recent visit to the waterfront.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from 12 Meter Charters!

Happy Thanksgiving from the 12 Meter Charters' Team!

We are thankful for wind, waves and wonderful guests to sail with! Hope you have terrific Turkey Day filled with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Many Caps of Captain Cedar!

Anyone that has sailed with Captain Cedar has seen her charm and charisma but have you seen her CAPS?  Check out these shots of the many caps of Captain Cedar.  Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dolphin or Porpoise?

October was the month of Dolphin sightings in Newport!  We have seen dolphins on almost every sail this month.  The sightings have lead us to the question - what is the difference between a Dolphin and a Porpoise?

They are different families (dophins: Delphinidae; porpoises Phocoenidae). The main differences are dolphins have a longer snout, conical teeth, and a larger dorsal fin (often curved) and porpoises have rounded snouts, smaller dorsal fins, and flat teeth. The social groups of dolphins are generally larger and more closely knit.

Here are a few more photos Captain Duncan took of our October dolphin sightings and a great video Mate Gus shot!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Farewell Columbia!

Last week our America's Cup winner wrapped up another fabulous season of 12 Meter sailing in Newport!  It was sunny, warm and beautiful for US 16's last sails - weather that made even Captain Kevin smile!  Thank you to everyone who joined us aboard Columbia this season.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard in 2013!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Calm before Sandy!

Newport is preparing for Hurricane Sandy and the harbor is starting to clear out.  Check out these shots from a beautiful day in Newport!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Waiting for Sandy and Remembering Irene!

As Newport prepares for Hurricane Sandy, we are thankful that she is gracing us with her presences after our sailing season!  All of the preparations and worried sailors in Newport make us remember August 2011 when the Heritage Team prepared for Hurricane Irene.  Check out these before, during and after shots from Irene's visit to Newport.  

Before Irene...the calm before the storm.  Team Heritage prepped Heritage to ride out the storm in Newport Harbor.


During Irene...Heritage weathering the storm on her mooring off Goat Island.

After Irene...Heritage is bright, beautiful and ready for sailing! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heritage Heads to Hibernate!

Last Saturday, the Heritage team made the long delivery north to her winter home in Marblehead, Massachusetts. It was an all male crew with Captain Jeff, Captain Duncan and Mate Gus (you always have to have an Indian to help the Chiefs on board!).   

The Heritage team left Bannister's Wharf at 5:15am.  The weather was warm but dark, damp and foggy as they motored out of Newport Harbor.  The patchy fog continued until they got into Buzzards Bay.  Once through the Cape Cod Canal they were able to raise the main and motor-sailed across Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bays, heading toward increasingly clearing skies.  At 5:15pm, 12 hours after they left Newport they arrived in Marblehead Harbor under clear skies and a setting sun.   Check out this great pictures Captain Duncan took during their trip.  

Thanks again for a great season Heritage!  Enjoy your winter vacation!