Friday, August 31, 2012

Classic Newport Yachting Weekend - GO Columbia!

Our America's Cup Winner, Columbia, will be racing with the classics this weekend in Newport.  She will join over fifty boats for the Museum of Yachting's 33rd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta this Labor Day Weekend.  Columbia is the returning champion, having won the 12 Meter Class in 2010 and 2011.  Will she be able to defend her title?  Stay tuned for results.  Good Luck Team Columbia!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

How 'Bout That Bright Work...

Coverage of the 2012 Nantucket Opera House Cup.  We especially like the footage of Heritage flying (minute 5:55)!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Take a MINI Vacation to Newport this Weekend!

Don't let summer slip away!  It is a great weekend to take a MINI Vacation to Newport.  Enjoy delicious restaurants, fabulous shopping and, of course, sailing!  September is right around the corner, don't miss out on visiting Newport this summer!

Columbia Winning in Nantucket

Check out this coverage of the 2012 Nantucket 12 Meter Regatta.  Columbia dominated the traditional 12 Meter fleet winning three out of four races and taking the 2012 trophy.  This video shows the Columbia team sailing to victory!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cooling Off with Crew Member Gus!

Ready, set, swim!  This is how crew member Gus cools off in between charters!  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Tradition of Sailing

Check out this great footage from this year's Opera House Cup in Nantucket!

The Tradition of Sailing from 228 on Vimeo.

Red Skies at Night, Sailors' Delight!

Guests aboard Heritage yesterday evening were treated to an amazing Newport sunset!  It was a vibrant, red sunset that really made the old sailor's saying come to life - "Red skies at night sailors' delight..."  Don't you just love Newport in the summertime?

Heritage sails into the sunset...

Good Night Heritage!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's Lonely at the Top - The Acrobatics of Sailing!

Did you know you have to be an acrobat to sail?  We caught some sailors enjoying the view from above; check out our high flying shots below.

Checking the sail before the start of the Newport to Bermuda Race.

Crew member Gus takes a hike.

Hanging out on the bow of a Tall Ship.

Acrobatic show on board the Providence during the Tall Ships' Parade of Sail.

Captain Jeff checks the rig on Heritage.

Thanks to Captain Duncan for all the fabulous high flying pictures!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Heritage Crosses the Line Ahead in Nantucket!

It was a beautiful, sunny sailing day yesterday for Nantucket's 40th Annual Opera House Cup.  Team Heritage was speedy, as usual, and crossed the finish line ahead of all the 12 Meters!  Here's a great shot of Captain Jeff leading US 23 over the line.  Great work Team Heritage!

The best news of all?  Columbia and Heritage will be sailing back to Newport today!  Don't let summer slip away; join us for a 12 Meter sail!

Columbia Wins in Nantucket!

Columbia stunned her competition in Nantucket!  Last Thursday and Friday America's Cup winner, Columbia, competed in the 2012 Nantucket Regatta.  In the two day regatta there were four races.  Columbia got three bullets and a second.  This speedy performance made her the 2012 Nantucket Traditional 12 Meter Regatta Winner.  Go Team Columbia!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Opera House Cup Racing in Nantucket

Team Heritage and Columbia have their game faces on and are ready to race in today's 40th Annual Opera House Cup in Nantucket.  Will one of their names make it on the OHC Winning Wall this year?  Stay tuned for racing results.  
Sail fast Team 12 Meter Charters!  Good Luck!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Team Heritage Gets Race Ready!

Heritage gets ready to race in Nantucket!  Getting the race sails loaded and spin pole on board, the Heritage team was busy this week getting ready to rumble in Nantucket.  US 23 and crew will head to Nantucket on Friday where she will join Columbia who sailed there earlier this week.  Both Columbia and Heritage will be completing in the 40th Annual Opera House Cup on Sunday.  Good Luck to our 12 Meter Teams!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Columbia Wins in Martha's Vineyard!

After the first day of racing at the 2012 Edgartown 12 Meter Regatta in Martha's Vineyard, there was a three way tie for first place.  On day two of racing Columbia sailed away from her competition winning two races and getting second in third race.  Team Columbia's speedy performance on day two made her the winner of the 2012 Edgartown 12 Meter Regatta.  Way to go Team Columbia!  For complete results visit the Edgartown Yacht Club website.

Check out more photos of the 2012 Edgartown 12 Meter Regatta here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

12 Meter Charters - July 2012 in Pictures!

July 2012 was filled with fireworks and fabulous fun in Newport!  Check out some of the sailing highlights below.  Thank you to all that joined us!

Final Race of the America's Cup World Series in Newport

4th of July Sunset Sailing and Fireworks Viewing in Newport Harbor

Tall Ships Sail into Newport

Ocean State Tall Ships Festival - Tall Ships Docked in Newport Harbor

Tall Ships' Parade of Sail in Narragansett Bay

Columbia Wins the Traditional 12 Meter Class of New York Yacht Club Race Week

Family Birthday Celebration aboard Heritage

Hitting the Big Screen - Video Shoot Aboard Heritage

Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park