Craving a bit of America's Cup, but don't have time to travel to the West Coast? Visitors to Newport, Rhode Island can have the thrill of a lifetime on this world-class racing yacht. The Columbia is one of a fleet of racing yachts available for day visitors in the Newport, Rhode Island area. What better way to celebrate the return of the Cup race to American waters, than to embark on a sailing excursion in the original home of the Cup race.
In 1958 a new class of sailboats, the 12 Meter class, was introduced as the racing class of the America's Cup. Off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island sleek and fast, Columbia (12 Meter US-16) stunned its competition with a sweeping win of the first 12 Meter America's Cup, proving that 12 Meters were justifiable competitors in the coveted America's Cup!
Rates for the 12 meter classics start at $75 per person, and provide an unforgettable adventure for visitors to New England. Capable seamanship and stunningly restored yachting makes for an unforgettable getaway this fall.
Under the 12 Meter Charters proudly offers the incomparable America's Cup winner, Columbia, for charter. Fast, sleek, and beautiful Columbia offers enjoyment to all her guests for racing or pleasure sailing on a legendary 12 Meter America's Cup winner, Columbia.
Sail away for a day with her experienced captain, Kevin Hegarty, as the Columbia has been meticulously maintained in pristine condition. The yacht regularly competes in New England sailing regattas. In 2010, she dominated the 12 Meter racing circuit. Team Columbia won the New York Yacht Club's Annual Regatta in Newport, the Top Gun Regatta in Newport, the Edgartown Race Week in Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Race Week and the Opera House Cup in Nantucket and the Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport. For the sixth time she won the Ted Hood Perpetual Trophy for the best Classic 12 Meter racing season performance.
Please contact 12 Meter Charters for more information about chartering Columbia or other America's Cup 12 Meters and sailing charters.