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Sailing in Newport, RI – What Our Guests Are Saying!

December 10, 2014

sailing newport
5 of 5 stars

This company provides sail charters Columbia and Heritage; we sailed Heritage, a 1970 12-meter yacht. We chose this over a more sedate (and perhaps a bit less expensive) schooner cruise, and weren’t disappointed. There were 3 crew and 16 passengers on board, with room in the cockpit for maybe 6?, 2-3 more on the afterdeck, and the remainder on the flat deck from the cockpit forward. If you’re not mobile, the cockpit might be the better choice, but don’t let that dissuade you. The crew pointed out a variety of harbor sights including other historic boats, and asked for volunteers raising the sails, trimming the sheets, etc. (you’re not required to help – I think it’s part of the fun.) We got about an hour of fast sailing once under way, and some more sedate sailing around the anchorage to see some boats. I’d have preferred a few more minutes at speed but it was reasonable and the trip took most of the scheduled two hours, from pickup to dropoff on the dock. I had a grin on my face for the rest of the day.

Visited September 2014
buy dine and sail tickets at zerve
12 Meter Charters
12 Meter Charters