Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Newport Weekend!

The last weekend in April!  Hooray, sailing season is almost here!

12 Meter Regatta Schedule 2012

Photography by Cory Silken.

If you feel the need for speed, come aboard and win with us! Our 12 Meter racing yachts are available for racing regattas throughout New England. Contact us for more information.

June 8 to 10 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - Newport, RI

July 14 and 15 - New York Yacht Club Classic Regatta - Newport, RI
August 10 to 12 - Edgartown Yacht Club 12 Metre Regatta - Edgartown, MA
August 16 and 17 - Nantucket Yacht Club 12 Metre Regatta - Nantucket, MA
August 19 - The Opera House Cup - Nantucket, MA
September 1 and 2 - Museum of Yachting's Classic Yacht Regatta - Newport, RI
September 21 to 23 - 12 Metre North American Championship - Newport, RI
October 6 to 8 - Dennis Conner's 12 Metre Challenge - New York, NY

Newport, Rhode Island Harbor - April

A few views on Newport's Harbor this April as seen from the docks of the Newport Yachting Center Marina.  Although it looks lonely and empty now, it will look very different in the months to come!  Keep your eyes pealed for our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts, they will be arriving in Newport shortly...


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Columbia Team Member honored in America's Cup Hall of Fame!

Commodore Henry Sears formed the New York Yacht Club's primary syndicate for the 1958 America's Cup and commissioned Columbia to be their racer.  Included on the Columbia syndicate was Gerard B. Lambert.  This year Mr. Lambert will be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame.  

In addition to his campaign with Columbia, Mr. Lambert was involved with three America's Cup J Class campaigns before World War II.  Read more about Mr. Lambert and the other 2012 inductees on the America's Cup website.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring into Newport's Sailing Season!

12 Meter Sunset Sails
1970 America's Cup Contender Heritage - Photo by Duncan Todd America's Cup Winner Columbia! - Photo by John Pitocco
2012 is the year to get on the water in Newport, RI! This summer will be headlined by the Tall Ships Celebration and the America's Cup World Series Racing. This is the summer to set sail with 12 Meter Charters!

Here are just a few of the exciting 2012 Newport Events:

America's Cup World Series -
Coming to Newport June 20 to July 1, 2012. This is the final stop before the America's Cup Finals in San Francisco in 2013. We are thrilled to have Cup racing "home" again!

Tall Ship Lynx in Newport

Tall Ships 2012 - In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812, over twenty Tall Ships are scheduled to sail into Newport from July 6 to 10.

12 Meter Racing in Newport
12 Meter Racing Regattas - Experience the thrill of America's Cup 12 Meter Racing. Bring your team of sailing enthusiasts aboard in Newport, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket.

Don't miss the boat! Book your preferred day on the water today. Plan a sail for a group or just yourself. We offer the best of Newport in on-the-water events including corporate outings, team building, family celebrations, wedding events, and daily ticketed sails.

Come aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts - it's an experience not to be missed!
We look forward to welcoming you aboard!      

Monday, April 23, 2012

Columbia in the Boatyard with Famous Yachts!

Columbia spent her winter vacation at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  Our 1958 America's Cup winner was "vacationing" in good company this winter.  The picture above shows her winter spot along side other yachting greats.  From right to left, Billy Joel's, Vendetta from Oyster Bay, New York is under cover.  The black hulled beauty is Newport racer, Bolero.  The empty spot in the middle was ocupied by Spartan(pictured below), a Herreshoff designed NY 50, that left the shed earlier this week.  And our beautiful 12 Meter, Columbia is on the far left.  

Thank you to Captain Kevin for all his hard work getting Columbia ready for the 2012 racing season and for the wonderful photos.  

Stay tuned for launching photos later this month when Columbia makes a splash!  She'll be sailing in less than a month - come join us for a Newport 12 Meter sail this summer!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Beauty in the Boatyard!

 Heritage is getting ready for the season!

Here are just a few pictures of our America's Cup 12 Meter contender, Heritage, getting a little love in the boatyard.  Look at that varnish shine!  All she needs is a bit of bottom paint and she will be ready to get wet!  Thanks to Captain Jeff for all the hard work and thanks to Captain Duncan for the stunning pictures.

Can't wait to see those shiny, golden topsides in Newport, Rhode Island again!  Stay tuned for pictures of Columbia and launching later this month.  Happy Spring!



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ready for a Sail!

America's Cup Naples!

Check out all the America's Cup action in Naples.  We can not wait for it to be in our own Newport, Rhode Island!  Stay tuned for viewing options from our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts.  See you on the water!