USA Swimming Foundation – USA Swimming Foundation - 2013 Golden Goggle Awards Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 22, 2013 12:00 PM PST

Unique Experiences

2-Hour Sail (13 pers.) Aboard An America's Cup Yacht -- Newport, RI

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,553 USD
$1,445 USD to CharlesWielgus
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

Item Description

Enjoy beautiful Narragansett Bay aboard a sleek 70 foot America's Cup yacht. A leisurely cruise aboard an America's Cup contender is a perfect way to view historic Newport sights including Fort Adams, lighthouses, the picturesque Newport Bridge, historic schooners, Naval air craft carriers, and lavish estates such as Hammersmith Farm (Jacqueline Kennedy's family home).

12 Meter Charters are more than your typical sailing tour. Our sails combine the history of Newport and beautiful Narragansett Bay with the unparalleled, interactive sailing experience only an America's Cup contender can offer! During your sail the captain and crew will not only offer information about the history of Newport, the yachts and the America's Cup but they will explain sailing techniques and get, those willing, fully involved in the sailing of the yacht. Help crew grind the winches, hoist the sails, or just enjoy beautiful Narragansett Bay. No sailing experience is necessary to enjoy the thrill of sailing on a piece of America's Cup history!

Enjoy a daytime or sunset cruise on one of Newport's finest yachts! All of our 12 Meters have competed in the America's Cup and include:
Columbia US-16, first 12 Meter to win the America's Cup, built in 1958.
Easterner US-18, three time America's Cup competitor, built in 1958.
Heritage US-23, America's Cup challenger and newest in the fleet, built in 1970.

This two hour sail can be arranged as a daytime or sunset sail. Each sail accommodates up to 15 people. Chilled soda and water are complimentary. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer, wine, and food. Sails depart from Bowen's Wharf located in the heart of downtown Newport, RI.

Item Special Note

Sails available May 15 -- October 15 in Newport, Rhode Island. Sailing dates and times are subject to availability. Items purchased before July 1, 2014 will be valid until October 15, 2014. After July 1, 2014, vaild until October 15, 2015. Sailing dates may be arranged well in advanced but exact time of sail will not be finalized until a week before charter date.