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.  


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome aboard Fall!

The sun has set on another wonderful summer in Newport, Rhode Island.  Today, September 22, is the autumn equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall.  An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the plane of the Earth's equator passes the center of the Sun. At this time the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. This means that night and daylight hours are about equal on the equinox.  

On this autumn equinox we welcome aboard fall and look forward to a few more weeks of sailing in Newport, Rhode Island.  Don't miss the chance to get on board our 12 Meter yachts!  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Sunsets in Newport!

Red sky at night...sailors' delights!  Last night our guests were treated to a beautiful September sunset in Newport Harbor.  Here are the views of our 12 Meter yachts Columbia and Heritage as the sun was setting!  Thanks to Captain Cedar and Mate Chris for the fabulous pictures.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

12 Meter Racing - A Winning Experience!

12 Meter Racing Experience - Newport, Rhode Island
Sunday, September 15 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Race aboard our yachts that competed in the America's Cup!

Set sail to watch or participate in an America's cup 12-Meter Racing Regatta!  Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts our professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a "hands on" sailing experience, but participation is not required.  At the end of our America's Racing Experience everyone is a winner!  

2 Hour 12 Meter Racing Experience - $75/person
Call 401-851-1216 for tickets or book online.

Can't join us to race on September 15? 
Join us for the Racing Experience on September 22.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

America's Cup Action Starts Today!

It's race day sailing fans!  Today, September 7, the America's Cup Finals begin in San Francisco.  The United States' Team Oracle will defend the Cup against New Zealand's Team Emirates.  The first team to win nine races wins.  For all the latest America's Cup action visit -  

America’s Cup Final schedule (first to 9 points wins)
  • Saturday, Sept. 7: Final Race 1 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 2 (2:15 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Final Race 3 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 4 (2:15 pm PT
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: Final Race 5 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 6 (2:15 pm PT)
  • Thursday, Sept. 12: Final Race 7 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 8 (2:15 pm PT)
  • Saturday, Sept. 14: Final Race 9 (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 10* (2:15 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 15: Final Race 11* (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 12* (2:15 pm PT)
  • Monday, Sept. 16: Reserve Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: Final Race 13* (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 14* (2:15 pm PT)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18: Reserve Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Final Race 15* (1:15 pm PT), Final Race 16* (2:15 pm PT)
  • Friday, Sept. 20: Reserve Day
  • Saturday, Sept. 21: Final Race 17* (1:15 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 22: Reserve Day
  • Monday, Sept. 23: Reserve Day
    (*If necessary. Note: By order of the International Jury and pursuant to Protocol Article 15.4(d)(iv), ORACLE TEAM USA shall be penalized one point for each of the first two races of the Match in which they would otherwise score a point.)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy National Coffee Ice Cream Day from Newport!

Weekend Sailing Schedule - September 6 to September 8

Come to Newport this weekend and enjoy September sailing with us!  Don't let the sun set on another sailing season without joining us for a 12 Meter sail - We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Weekend 12 Meter Sailing Schedule 

Friday, September 6 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, September 7 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday, September 8 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Sunday, September 8 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day from Newport!

Happy Labor Day to all you hard workers out there, especially our fabulous 12 Meter crew!




Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome Aboard September!

Happy September from Newport, RI!  
Don't let the sun set on another sailing season before you sail with us!