Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Sailing Gifts!

Looking for the perfect gift for the sailing enthusiast on your holiday shopping list? Looking for something that will blow them away? Whether you are looking for a relaxing cruising experience, an on-the-water adventure, or just something to wear sailing, we've got you covered!    

12 Meter Charters offers gift certificates for all of our sailing experiences. Chose from one of many ways to experience the thrill of sailing on an America's Cup 12 Meter yacht: 
           - Buy a gift for just one or two on your list to come aboard for a two hour public sail, tickets are just $73 per person.  
           - Buy a gift for everyone on your list and come aboard for a private charter; rates start at $950 per boat for up to 13 guests.               

Gift certificates
, with or without 

12 Meter Crew Gear, are available and your sail date can be chosen now or later.    

12 Meter Crew Gear - Sailor's Cap
12 Meter Crew Gear - Sweatshirt
12 Meter Crew Gear - Sailor's Cap


Our 12 Meter Crew Gear is the perfect holiday gift for any sailor! Stuff their stockings with a sailor's cap, t-shirt or polo shirt from their favorite 12 Meter yacht. Remind them of their sensational sailing season or get them psyched up for another summer on beautiful Narragansett Bay! Order online with a few easy clicks or call 401-851-1216 to order. We ship anywhere!   

 Give a gift from 12 Meter Charters and the sailing enthusiast on your list is sure to be BLOWN AWAY!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Welcome Aboard December!

We are getting into the holiday spirit in Newport, are you?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day!

12 Meter Charters salutes all the veterans that have served our country!  Thank you for protecting our freedom and keeping us sailing!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sail Away Heritage...

The sun has set on another wonderful season of sailing for Heritage!  Last week, after over 170 sails and welcoming aboard over 2000 guests, Heritage had her last sail of 2013.  Thank you again to all who joined us aboard US 23 this season.  And, of course, thank you to our fabulous crew, Captain Cedar, Mate Gus and Mate Eli, for another successful season aboard our bright hulled beauty.  Team Heritage rocks!  We look forward to having you aboard in 2014!

So what will Heritage be up to over the winter?  Stay tuned for some boatyard bites.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Columbia Meets an Old Friend in Newport Harbor!

After a beautiful October morning of sailing, Columbia met an old friend in Newport Harbor today. While docked at Bannister's Wharf Columbia was greeted by the classic motor yacht Marianna from Jamestown, RI.  As the captain passed Columbia he said, "This boat was built to watch that boat race in the America's Cup."  Built in 1958, Marianna was built to watch the New York Yacht Club's Columbia compete in (and win!) the America's Cup.  Over fifty years later, both boats are still beautiful and gracing the waters of Newport.  We love meeting old friends of our 12 Meter yachts in Newport!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Sailing Schedule - October 12

Columbus Day weekend is upon us and with it comes our last weekend of 12 Meter Harbor Cruises for 2013.  Come join us for one last weekend of fun on the water in Newport!

Weekend 12 Meter Sailing Schedule 

Saturday, October 12 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturday, October 12 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Call 401-851-1216 for tickets or book online.  
Customized private charters also available.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Captain Cedar Says "I Do" in Newport!

Last weekend, some of the 12 Meter Charters' team celebrated in style at the wedding of one of their own.  Captain Cedar married long time partner and Newport Naked co-founder Daniel Hwang.  It was perfect weather for a beach side ceremony  in Newport.  The ceremony could not have been more beautiful and neither could the bride!  Congratulations Cedar and Dan!

  Photos by Ethan Bagley, Cedar's brother.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome Aboard October!

October is our last month of sailing for the season in Newport, Rhode Island!  Sun, wind and the occasional dolphin sighting make October a wonderful month to come aboard our 12 Meter yachts.  Check out these photos from October 1 last year. Come join us for a sail before the season slips away, winter is long!



Monday, September 30, 2013

Cruising through September in Newport!

Fall is the season for cruise ship visits to Newport, Rhode Island.  Here are just a few shots of the massive ships and their tenders in the city by the sea.

Photo by Oral Carter.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Wedding Day to Captain Cedar!

Today is a special day for our 12 Meter Charters' Team member Cedar!  Heritage's captain is getting married.  Congratulations Cedar and Dan!  We wish you a life full of happiness and smooth sailing!  Stay tuned for pictures.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 26 in Newport's America's Cup History!

September 26 is a day that will live forever in America's Cup history.  On this day in 1958 and 1983 two unforgettable America's Cup races ended in Newport!  Sailing fans across the country felt the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

VICTORY!  September 26, 1958 12 Meter US 16, Columbia beat her English competitor, Sceptre, in the fourth and final race of the America's Cup.  This victory made Columbia the first 12 Meter yacht to win the America's Cup.  It has been 54 years but she is still sailing strong!

DEFEAT!  September 26, 1983 - Australia II beat Dennis Conner's Liberty in the seventh and final race ending the American's 132 year winning streak and taking the America's Cup out of Newport!

It has been thirty years since the America's Cup race was in Newport but the spirit of the Auld Mug still lives on in Newporters!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to Mate Gus!

Please join the 12 Meter Charters' Team in wishing Heritage's mate Gus a very Happy Birthday!  Gus is energetic, enthusiastic and entertaining!  We are so thrilled to have him on our team.