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!