Beyond Newport; Sailing and Sightseeing in Rhode Island

By: Charter, Destinations, Event

Writer, Editor and Sailor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who contributes to American Sailing on sailing New England and the Caribbean. Newport is a not just a fantastic home port for your at-sea adventure aboard the sailing yacht Arabella: it’s also perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the Ocean State.  Located on the southern tip of Aquidneck Island in the heart of Narragansett Bay, Newport is like the center of a compass pointing in all directions toward Rhode Island’s diverse attractions. To the north is Providence, the state capital and arts hub; south is Block Island, called …

Charter Yachts and Bermuda Racers Gather to Race and Mingle in Newport

By: At the Shows, Destinations

Writer, Editor and Sailor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who contributes to American Sailing on sailing New England and the Caribbean. The beauty, glory and occasional danger of sailing were all on display the third week of June in Newport, R.I., as the city hosted both the Newport Charter Yacht Show and the Newport Bermuda Race. A total of 18 charter yachts took part in the June 20-23 show, including monohull sailing yachts Wild Horses, Rebecca of Yineyardhaven, Aresthusa, and Augusta Maverick, and the sailing catamaran Gaia. Yachts ranged in length from 60 feet (Aresthusa) to the 164-foot …

Newport for Sailors

By: Cruising Tips, Destinations

Writer and Editor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who offers up some tips for your visit to New Port, Rhode Island. Don’t let the mansions and the parade of summer visitors trolling the boutique shops of Thames Street fool you: Newport, R.I., is first and foremost a sailing town, and that’s been the case since the city was founded in 1639. The city is synonymous with 12-meter yacht racing, with the Newport-based New York Yacht Club holding an unsurpassed 25 America’s Cup titles. The annual Newport Bermuda Race remains one of the nation’s top ocean races. If you …

New England Sailing Center, Jamestown, RI ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Where to Sail Now? New England

By: Destinations

Overview Push off from Newport, Rhode Island and head out to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This area of the US is ideal for summer sailing as it seems like every sailboat in the country is out for a leisurely sail. The lobster rolls are buttery and savory. The oysters are both salty and sweet. The sunsets are postcard-perfect and the atmosphere is the definition of the sailing lifestyle. Sail Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay or explore Narragansett Bay. Sailing Newport is a bucket list must for every sailor. How To Get There: Fly into Providence and head to …