Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sailing in Newport, RI - What Sights will we See?

Set sail with 12 Meter Charters and you will not only experience the thrill of sailing aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter contender, you will also enjoy some of Newport’s fabulous vistas.  Here are just a few of the famous waterfront, Newport sights you will see while sailing with 12 Meter Charters.

  1. Newport Harbor, today, is full of yachts of all different shapes and sizes but in the 1700’s it was one of the largest commercial ports on the east coast. 
  2. Goat Island separates Newport Harbor from Narragansett Bay and was once a military base.
  3. Yacht Clubs including the Newport, Ida Lewis, and the New York, previous home of the America’s Cup. 
  4.  Fort Adams sits at the entrance of Newport Harbor and is now a state park, as well as home to the famous Newport music festivals.
  5. Lighthouses galore!  How many can you spot?
  6. Presidents’ summer homes including President Kennedy and Eisenhower. 
  7. Clingstone, aptly named, this “house on the rock” was built in 1905.
  8. Jamestown, Newport’s neighbor, is located on Conanicut Island, the second largest island in Narragansett Bay.
  9. The Newport Pell Bridge provides a beautiful backdrop for fabulous Newport sunsets. 
  10. Narragansett Bay is a sailor’s delight!  Come feel the warm breezes aboard our 12 Meter yachts!

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