Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback to the 1958 America's Cup

We love reliving the America's Cup sailing days of our 12 Meter yachts.  Here's a clip from 1958 when Columbia sailed to victory and became the first 12 Meter yacht to win the America's Cup!  Come sailing in Newport aboard Columbia and experience an America's Cup winner.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sailing into Newport Folk Festival!

It is the last Friday in July and that means Newport is sailing into another Folk Festival Weekend! It's folksy Friday! Along with fabulous sailing and picturesque views, guests that sail with 12 Meter Charters in Newport this weekend will get a taste of the on-the-water music festival.

Here's some shots taken by Captain Duncan as Heritage sailed by the festival a few years ago!  Can't you almost just hear the music in these photos?  Come sailing with 12 Meter Charters this weekend for folksy fun!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sailing in Newport, RI - Weekend Schedule

Join 12 Meter Charters for an America's Cup 12 Meter sailing adventure this weekend!  We have both cruising and racing experiences available in Newport!
Thursday, July 17 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, July 17 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Friday, July 18 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, July 18 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, July 19 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, July 19 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 19 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, July 20 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 20 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Call 401-851-1216 or book online.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Why Newport is the Perfect Bachelorette Destination! Weekend Itinerary #2


For these reasons and more, Newport, Rhode Island is the perfect Bachelor and Bachelorette party destination. Throughout the summer the 12 Meter Charters' team will be using our local knowledge to dream up and share with you sample itineraries for a Newport Bachelorette Weekend.  These are just ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Of course, in Newport, fun Bachelorette party ideas are endless...

Newport Bachelorette Weekend #2
All About the Ocean!

The bridal party will arrive in Newport on Friday night, and and stay at one of the many accommodations near Easton's Beach in Newport.  All are within walking distance of the beach and some have fabulous ocean views!

On Saturday morning, enjoy brunch the Newport way - by sailing on a yacht.  Come sailing with 12 Meter Charters for a 2 hour Morning Mimosa Cruise.  Bring your own brunch or let us arrange it.  Our captain and crew stand ready to serve your guests and celebrate the bride!

After sailing in Newport with 12 Meter Charters, step back in time to the Gilded Age and enjoy the beach like a Vanderbilt.  "Rejects beach," located at the end of Bellevue Avenue, is a local's favorite and is right next to Newport's fancy schmancy private beach, Bailey's Beach.  

After you have caught some rays, head around Ocean Drive to the Castle Hill Inn.  Enjoy dinner, a cocktail and the sunset from their of the best views (on land) in Newport!

Sunday morning means surfs up fun for everyone!  After breakfast overlooking Easton's Beach(First Beach as the locals call it), head to Sachuest Beach(Second Beach) for surfing fun.  Rhody Surf offers lessons and the bride will be hanging ten in no time!

With sun kissed skin and sand in your toes, the bridal party will leave Newport having celebrated on, in and by the ocean.  Another fantastic Newport Bachelorette Weekend!
If your wondering where to stay, eat, beach or go out, contact 12 Meter Charters.  In addition to planning your sailing event, we stand ready to provide all the information you’ll need to make your Bachelorette Weekend in Newport one to remember!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport Says Goodbye to Team Alvimedica!

Last week, Team Alvimedica set sail from Newport on their last transatlantic sail before the next Volvo Ocean Race.  Team Alvimedica is the hometown team in the around the world sailing race which starts in October.  The team's captain, Charlie Enright, is from Bristol, RI and two other team members are from Newport, Nick Dana and on-board reporter, Amory Ross.

Before departing on July 9, the team had been in Newport for about a month training, resting and enjoying the hometown fans.  To make their farewell more interested, Team Abu Dhabi, another Volvo Ocean 65 training for the race, and Team Alvimedica did a promotional start in Newport before sailing out to sea.  While the sail across the Atlantic is just a training run, both teams are undoubtedly sailing to be the first to the dock in England.

Check out these amazing shots from Team Alvimedica's departure from Newport.  We are getting very excited for Volvo Ocean racing to come to Newport next May, are you?

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sailing in Newport, RI - Weekend Schedule

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! 
Come to Newport this summer and enjoy summertime sailing with 12 Meter Charters.  With all this fabulous weather we have been having there is no better time to experience a 12 Meter sail.

Thursday, July 10  - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Friday, July 11 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Saturday, July 12 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, July 12 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 12 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 12 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday, July 13 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 13 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Call 401-851-1216 or book online.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Harrison + Pike Sails aboard Heritage in Newport, RI!

Last weekend, 12 Meter Charters had the pleasure of welcoming aboard the founders of Harrison + Pike aboard Heritage!  Harrison + Pike, SEA | SAIL | SPIRIT, creates jewelry that combines two styles that we love - Newport style and nautical style.  Their locally handmade shackle bracelets look great on any sailor but especially on our model captain Gus!  Check out pics from their fabulous Sunday afternoon of sailing.  Thanks for coming aboard with 12 Meter Charters, we hope to see you sailing in Newport again soon!

Friday, July 4, 2014

July4th - Holiday Weekend Sailing Schedule in Newport, RI

Celebrate Independence Day and independence from Hurricane Arthur with sailing in Newport!  Whether you are visiting Newport with a group or just by yourself, 12 Meter Charters has a sailing experience for you! 

Throughout the 4th of July weekend we are offering Harbor Sail Cruises, $73/person for a two hour sail.  Participate in the sailing or just sit back and enjoy the sights!  Call for tickets or book online

4th of July Weekend Sailing Schedule
Set Sail this 4th of July Weekend Aboard a 12 Meter Yacht!
Saturday, July 5 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, July 5 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 5 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 5 - 7:30pm Fireworks Cruise $99/person *Newport Fireworks

Sunday, July 6 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Sunday, July 6 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 6 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, July 6 - 7:30pm Fireworks Cruise $99/person *Jamestown Fireworks

Looking for a more intimate excursion?  Book a private charter and an America's Cup yacht is yours to cruise beautiful Narragansett Bay in style.  Rates start at $950 and accommodates up to 15 guests.  Sailing times are still available for the holiday weekend.  Call 401-851-1216 for details.  We love answering questions!

Let us welcome you aboard for a spectacular sailing experience!

Happy Independence Day from Newport, RI!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome Aboard July!

Happy July 1st from Newport, Rhode Island! We are ready for flags, fireworks and fun...come sailing in Newport with 12 Meter Charters to enjoy all three!