Monday, April 29, 2013

Royal Wedding in Newport?

Today marks two years since the Royal Wedding.  William and Kate's anniversary has us thinking - what would a Royal Wedding be like in Newport, Rhode Island?  

Would they have their ceremony in a church, on the beach or perhaps on a yacht over looking the harbor!  

Where would the reception be - in a mansion, a yacht club, or a lavish private estate.  Oh the possibilities are endless!  One is thing for sure Newport would provide the perfect location for a unforgettable Royal Wedding.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boatyard Update: Heritage Launches and Gets Her Rig

Last week Heritage launched for her 43rd year of sailing!  Looking bright with her freshly varnished top sides, US 23 was put in the water in Salem, MA and then motored over to Marblehead, MA to get her mast.  Look at that new boom shine!  Next up?  The 12 hour delivery to her summer home of Newport, Rhode Island!  We can't wait to see her back on her mooring in the harbor.  

Stay tuned for pictures of her sister, Columbia, launching.  



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring into Sailing Season in Newport, RI!

Columbia in Newport  
Spring is in the air in Newport, Rhode Island.  The grass is getting green, the daffodils are blooming, and 12 Meter Charters is gearing up for another fabulous season of sailing in the City-by-the-Sea!  Here are just a few ways to get on the water with 12 Meter Charters in 2013:   

Customized charters include family celebrations, wedding events, team-building, corporate outings, sunset sails and much more!  Contact us  for more information.

Sail past Newport's sights in style!  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy.  No sailing experience necessary!  Tickets are $73/person.  Book Online Now!

Experience the thrill of America's Cup 
12 Meter Racing. Bring your team of sailing enthusiasts aboard in Newport, Martha's Vineyard, or Nantucket. Come aboard with 12 Meter Charters and WIN!

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!

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 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day from Newport, Rhode Island!

At 12 Meter Charters we love wind, water and wonderful weather.  Not to mention sunrises, sunsets and sailing. All things we can enjoy because of the Earth. Thank you for the beautiful Rhode Island coastline, Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor - we love sailing in your waters! Today and everyday we celebrate the Earth and all that she gives sailing lovers like us!

Ways in which 12 Meter Charters is Eco-Friendly!

1.  We buy and serve local Rhode Island food and beverages on board our vessels.
2.  We serve beverages with recyclable bottles.
3.  We use recycled office products.
4.  We use "recycled" yachts.
5.  We use WIND POWER while sailing!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boatyard Update: Heritage Gets Her Shine!

Check out these before and after pictures of Heritage in the boatyard last week.  Before varnish and after varnish, what a difference a few coats makes!  Man we love to see US 23's golden shine - can't wait until our girl is back in Newport.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

12 Meter Regatta Schedule 2013

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. 

June 14 to 16 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - Newport, RI

July 13 and 14 - Newport Regatta- Newport, RI
August 9 to 11 - Edgartown Yacht Club 12 Metre Regatta - Edgartown, MA
August 15 and 16 - Nantucket Yacht Club 12 Metre Regatta - Nantucket, MA
August 18 - The Opera House Cup - Nantucket, MA
August 31 and September 1 - Museum of Yachting's Classic Yacht Regatta - Newport, RI
September 27 to 29 - 12 Metre North American Championship - Newport, RI

Contact us for more information.  Come aboard with 12 Meter Charters for a winning experience!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Boatyard Update: Heritage Gets A New Boom!

 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. Her new boom arrived last Thursday a top Captain Jeff's truck from Logan Airport. The massive boom tested the truck's suspension for sure!

Next up, about twenty coats of varnish to make our golden girl shine.  Then, all she needs is a bit of bottom paint and she will be ready to get wet!  

Can't wait to see those shiny, golden topsides in Newport, Rhode Island again!  Stay tuned for more updates from the boatyard and pictures of Columbia getting ready for the season.  Happy Spring!

Thanks to Captain Duncan for the wonderful pictures.