Members of the American Sailing Association are currently onboard the “Arabella” experiencing the history of sailing and maritime culture in the United States. On Sunday they set sail from Newport, RI, the sailing capital of our country. Their journey will take them to the fascinating islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as the beautiful port of Cuttyhunk.
Here’s what a few of the guests had to say…
“Everything is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about anything. You just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh sea air and fantastic ports of call to explore. In a very short time, we all got to know each other and everyone felt like family to me. Talking and joking around with my 30 new friends was energizing for me. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. I learned a lot, and enjoyed sharing this brief moment in time and space on this lovely boat called the Arabella.”
“What do a film producer , a tech consultant, a dad and his son have in common with a group of Puritans? They all boarded a boat named Arabella bound for Massachusetts, albeit 385 years apart. Unlike John Winthrop and crew the modern passengers sailed in comfort on an ASA sponsored voyage to Martha’s Vinyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk islands. All fair winds and following seas–mostly. The only ones missing were the professor and Mary Ann!”
“Absolutely no better way to relax… A full day of sailing aboard the “melts my heart” Arabella, lobster for dinner and slow trip back to the schooner during golden hour. Fantastic!”