Saturday, July 28, 2012

Folktastic Friday in Newport!

After the clouds parted and the rain passed we had a FOLKTASTIC Friday in Newport!  Our guests aboard Heritage and Columbia had some wonderful views and a a taste of the music at opening night of the Newport Folk Festival.  What a great way to start another wonderful Newport weekend!  They even saw a rainbow, can you spot it in the pictures to below?  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Let the Games Begin...the Olympic Games!

2012 USA Olympic Sailing Team

The 2012 Summer Olympic opening ceremonies are being held today in London, England and another great sailing competition is about to hit water!  We can't wait to catch all the sailing action from England.  Here's what you sailing fans need to know:

When did sailing completion start in the Olympics?  
The first Olypmic sailing events for both men and women were held during the 1900 Paris Summer Olympic Games.  

Where are the sailing events being held?  
Events will be sailed in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.

When will the sailing completion take place?  
Competition will be from Sunday, July 29 to Saturday, August 11. 

How many sailing events are in the Olympics? 
There are 10 sailing events. 

Where can you find more information?  
Check out the London 2012 website for more information about the Olympic sailing events.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crew Member Gus is All Smiles at Work!

Thanks to Captain Duncan for this great video of crew member Gus aboard Heritage.  Hard at work and all smiles!  Don't you wish this was your job?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Newport is getting Folksy this Weekend!

Heritage sailing past the Newport Folk Festival - by

Come aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter yachts this weekend and as an added bonus you'll get a taste of some great tunes! This weekend, July 28 and 29, Newport's Folk Festival will be held at Fort Adams State Park overlooking Narragansett Bay.

The music will be playing from 11:30am to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday at the waterfront festival. Aboard our 12 Meter yachts you will get a glimpse of the sights and sounds of the festival as you enjoy sailing on beautiful Narragansett Bay. Come to Newport this weekend for fantastic, folksy fun aboard our America’s Cup yachts!

Weekend Schedule
Thursday, July 26 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, July 27 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 28 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, July 28 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, July 29 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 29 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Call 401-851-1216 for reservations or book online.

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 - Newport's Jazz Festival
Sails available throughout the weekend. Call for details!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Columbia Wins 1958 America's Cup in Newport!

Vintage footage of our 12 Meter, Columbia, winning the 1958 America's Cup in Newport!  After over 50 years, she is still racing strong and sailing fast in Newport.  Look for her on the race course again soon!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Castle Hill Lighthouse gets a Makeover!

One of our favorite on-the-water Newport sights is getting a makeover!  Check out these great shots of the Castle Hill Lighthouse getting power washed yesterday.  Can't wait to see the results!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Moonlight in Newport Harbor!

Today in History -"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."  On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.  To celebrate that famous walk 43 years ago today, here are a few of our favorite shots of the moon over Newport Harbor and the ocean!  Great views from our 12 Meter yachts!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weekend 12 Meter Sailing Schedule - July 19 to 22

This weekend join 12 Meter Charters in Newport for sailing and racing aboard our America's Cup 12 Meter contenders!  Fun for sailors and non sailors of all ages.  Come aboard with us for the ultimate Newport sailing experience!  

12 Meter Sailing Schedule
Thursday, July 19 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 19 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Friday, July 20 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 21 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 21 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 21 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, July 22 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 22 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm - 12 Meter Racing Experience

Call 401-851-1216 or book online.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Columbia Wins in Newport!

It was a fast weekend of racing in Newport for America's Cup Winner Columbia!  Team Columbia dominated the fleet, finishing 1st in three races and 2nd place in one race.  Her victories made her the overall winner of the Traditional 12 Meter Class in the New York Yacht Club's Race Week at Newport.  Congrats Team Columbia!  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekend Sailing in Newport!

It was another great weekend of 12 Meter sailing in Newport!  Thanks to Captain Duncan for the great photos and thanks to all that joined us.  We look forward to having you aboard again in the future!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Around Town - Newport's Tennis Hall of Fame

This week Newport is host to another wonderful summer event!  Not sailing this week but TENNIS!  Newport's Annual Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships kicked off on July 9th and will run through Saturday, July15th.  With tennis on everyone's minds we thought we would share these pictures from our recent visit to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Just another great reason to come visit Newport!