America’s Cup Charters 12 Meter Class yachts and the Atlantic Cup Class 40 Racing yachts join forces for a fantastic sailing week in Newport.
The Atlantic Cup culminates their offshore racing (from Charleston, SC to NYC, NYC to Newport) with a weekend of inshore racing in Newport, RI. Almost 100 years after the 12 meter rule was invented, the class 40’s sailed into the offshore racing circuit. Both classes were designed within a box rule allowing designers to optimize their yachts for various conditions. The Class 40 was chosen for the Atlantic Cup because it is fast, versatile, and an affordable platform. All the same reasons that 12 Meters were chosen to race the America’s Cup in 1958.
We are proud to be working with the Atlantic Cup to offer our clients a close up look at the Class 40's, the international teams and the inshore grand prix racing. The Atlantic Cup is a dedicated class 40 annual event that combines offshore distance racing with an offshore sprint and concludes in Newport for Grand Prix inshore racing May 25th & 26th. For more information on the race, the yachts and the international racers go to Atlanticcup.org.
Join America’s Cup Charters for a full sailing experience.
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Class Revealed - $75 per person
An introduction to the Class 40 yachts and teams by a race organizer followed by a 2 hour sail with our crew aboard an America’s Cup 12 class yacht.
May 23-May 26, 2013, 4:30-7:30pm
4:30pm Meet dockside at the Newport Harbor Hotel, home of America’s Cup Charters fleet.
4:45pm Learn about the Atlantic Cup, the yachts and the sailors.
5:30pm 2 Hour Interactive Sailing experience on Narragansett Bay aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter yacht
May 25-May 26, 2013, 1:30-4:30pm
1:30pm Meet dockside at the Newport Harbor Hotel, home of America’s Cup Charters fleet.
1:45pm Learn about the Atlantic Cup, the yachts and the sailors.
2:30pm 2 Hour Interactive Sailing experience on Narragansett Bay aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter yacht, catch a glimpse of the Class 40 finish.
Class Rules - $125 per person
Which Atlantic Cup team will rule the inshore racing? Meet the teams on the docks as they prep for two days of challenging racing in Narragansett Bay. An Official Race Organizer will provide an overview of the Atlantic Cup in-shore racing as you view the Class 40’s, meet the sailors and choose your favorite team. Join America’s Cup Charter’s crew for a 3 hour sail, enjoying your own sailing experiencing while catching a glimpse of the Class 40’s in action. “Swag Bag”, snacks and beverages included.
May 25-26, 2013 9:30am-1:30pm
9:00am Meet dockside at the Newport Harbor Hotel, home of America’s Cup Charters fleet
9:30am Private tour of Atlantic Cup racing yachts, meet and greet with race organizer and the teams.
10:15am Introduction to America’s Cup Charters fleet & crew
10:30am 3 hour Interactive Sailing Experience aboard an America’s Cup 12 Meter yacht while viewing the Class 40 racing.