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!