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Aug 18 2017

The Great American Eclipse

Next week, the skies will give the United States a show unlike any other. For the first time in twenty six years, a total solar eclipse will occur over America. Though Rhode Island will not be host to the less than seven minute show of a total eclipse, we will have an unimpeded view to a two hour look at the eclipse at a magnitude of 0.7261. This means that on August 21st at 1:28pm a partial eclipse will begin over Narragansett Bay with the moon covering 66.15% of the sun! This will be a once in a lifetime and Read More

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Jul 30 2017

J Class World Championships!

This August Newport, Rhode Island will host a regatta to remember! The first ever J Class World Championship is being planned by the New York Yacht Club and will feature racing from August 21st through the 26th. Seven out of Nine J Class competitors still floating will sail into Newport for the main event. This inaugural J Class World Championship will be a spectacle to behold! Watching seven glorious contenders race through the Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay will be a once in a lifetime experience.   JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger, JK6 Hanuman, JH1 Lionheart, J8 Topaz, and JS1 Read More

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Aug 08 2017

Uniquely Newport Package – Rail & Sail

Explore the sea and historic railroads with 12 Meter Charters’ NEW Uniquely Newport Rail and Sail Package! 12 Meter Charters has paired up with Rail Explorers to give you an exciting look at Newport’s exceptional land and sea.  Enjoy an exclusive experience of the beautiful outdoors in a safe and either relaxed or active way. The pedal powered rail explorer vehicles come equipped with hydraulic brakes and pedals for each seat. Even though you must pedal, this ride is hands free and on a set track so riders can have the freedom to get distracted by the scenery, take pictures and record Read More

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Jun 29 2017

Uniquely Newport 4th of July!

Enjoy a uniquely Newport celebration this July 4th! Home of the Sons of Liberty, Rhode Island was the first state to declare its independence from Great Britain in a nearly unanimous vote. Stuck in the thick of coastal battles, Rhode Islanders wrote their own letters of discharge to the king and his soldiers while waiting 2 months for the other colonies to catch up in the decision to sign the declaration of Independence. On July 4th 1776, Stephan Hopkins would sign the official Declaration of Independence with a shaky hand saying “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” With Read More

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Jun 08 2017

Happy Worlds Ocean Day from the City-by-the-Sea!

Today is World Ocean Day and it's a great day to stop and think about how awesome the ocean is!  So sailing friends lets protect Newport's beautiful coastline.  Don't forget -  without the ocean we wouldn't be sailing!

Sailing in Newport RI
May 23 2017

Sailing in Newport – Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

Memorial Day Weekend Cruises Kick off the summer season in Newport, Rhode Island with a sail! Our 12 Meter yachts will be sailing all weekend. Come join us! [caption id="attachment_2312" align="aligncenter" width="655"] Photo by Duncan Todd.[/caption] 2 HR DAILY SAILS ABOARD AMERICA'S CUP 12 Meter Yachts – $79/person ($50/child) Saturday, May 27 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, May 27 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Sunday, May 28 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm Monday, May 29 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm For tickets call 401-851-1216 or book online. Coming to Newport with a group?  Private charters also available!  Contact 12 Meter Charters for more information.  We love Read More

Sailing in Newport, RI!
Apr 24 2017

12 Meter Sailing Season is Coming!

Let's Go Sailing! Sails starts for the season on May 10 and  12 Meter Charters is gearing up for another fabulous year of sailing in Newport, Rhode Island.  Don't miss the boat! Book your preferred day on the water today. Plan a customized private charter or join one of our Daily Sails. We offer the best of Newport in on-the-water events and we look forward to welcoming you aboard! EXHILARATION • RELAXATION • UNIQUELY NEWPORTTM

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Sep 23 2016

Sailing into Fall!

Photo by Marial Maher/Libby Kirwin Real Estate Summer in Newport, Rhode Island has ended so all the on-the-water fun must end too, right?  WRONG!  The sun is shining, the water is warm and the breeze is blowing.  It is the perfect time to come sailing in Newport!   12 Meter Charters has customized charters, team-building and daily sailsavailable through the end of October.  Back by popular demand, we have added a 3-Hour Racing Experience. On October 15, join us for a little friendly racing competition between Columbia and Heritage.  Lastly, don't forget about ourUniquely Newport Packages that combine 12 Meter sailing with other Read More

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Sep 19 2016

Sailing Legend, Charley Morgan, Sails Aboard Heritage to help Hospice Community

[caption id="attachment_4847" align="alignnone" width="543"] Charley and Maurine Morgan Sailing Aboard Heritage[/caption] “Leveraging our success for a good cause is one of the most noble things that the sailing community can do.” --Charley Morgan On September 17, 12 Meter Charters proudly welcomed aboard sailing and boat manufacturing legend, Charley Morgan. To benefit the hospice community, Morgan, the last of the wooden era America’s Cup skippers still behind the wheel, lead the Twelve Meter Yacht Heritage for an afternoon of sailing and discussion this past Saturday in Newport. Now 86, after a career that included projects ranging from a 12 Meter Yacht to Read More

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Aug 13 2016

The Rhode Show Sails with 12 Meter Charters!

Last Thursday, 12 Meter Charters sailed on to the Rhode Show.  Host Will Gilbert joined us for a sail aboard our 12 Meter yacht, Heritage, earlier this summer. Check out the segment that aired on the Rhode Show on Thursday evening.  Also, check out some behind the scenes photos Captain Duncan took during their sail.  Thank you again to the Rhode Show for sailing with 12 Meter Charters - we had a blast!            

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