Why Newport

A great event requires a great destination. Newport, RI offers world class hospitality in an outstanding natural setting. Historic downtown Newport, wraps around it's bustling harbor which opens into smooth expansive Narragansett Bay, only minutes from the open Atlantic Ocean.

Location is the key to what makes Newport so unique. Early maritime trade built a thriving colonial town with rich architectural detail, while the predictable cooling summer breezes later attracted the summer colony of the grand mansions. For these same reasons, the New York Yacht Club chose to sail in Newport to host the America's Cup from 1930-2003. The 12 Meters are integral to Newport’s history and international reputation. Newport is presently home to the largest America’s Cup fleet in the world and offers the best sailing venue on the East coast of the United States.

This historic walking town is only 20 miles from RI state airport, has thousands of guest rooms, numerous and varied meeting spaces available, elegant mansions, unique restaurants, world class music festivals and of course America’s Cup Charters 12 Meter sailing.

Get on board with America’s Cup Charters winning fleet of 12 Meter yachts in a world class venue for an event of a lifetime. Take part in what makes Newport so unique.