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America's Cup Yacht Racing Experience in Newport

Highlights
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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America's Cup Yacht Racing Experience in Newport
From USD 169.00
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12:30pm RacingMost Popular
3 hour racing at 12:30
USD 169.00
3:00pm Racing
3 hour racing at 3pm
USD 169.00
Overview
Race aboard a 12 Meter America’s Cup contender! Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts, your professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a 'hands-on' sailing experience. Participation is not required, and no sailing experience necessary. Fun for sailors of all ages!
What to Expect
Have you ever dreamed of racing an America's Cup yacht? This 3-hour racing experience gives you the opportunity to sail and race aboard the America's Cup 12 Meter yachts that raced in the America's Cup. Feel the exhilaration of sailing aboard a 70-foot yacht while racing contenders and setting out full speed ahead.

While leaving Newport Harbor the captain will introduce the crew, explain safety instructions, and tell about the boat’s history. Although sailing experience is unnecessary, the captains will assess the participants' sailing knowledge and experience to ensure each person has the best possible sail. Before racing, the captain and crew will coach the team through racing maneuvers in preparation for the big competition!

Aboard the 12 Meter racing yachts, your professional and friendly crew will coach those interested in a 'hands-on' sailing experience. Although the crew is always there to assist, your team will be grinding and trimming the sails and even calling race tactics. Complete one race, which will include a rabbit start and be a two leg race. Use a main sail and jib sail while racing.

Although you're welcomed to participate, it's never required; if you want, you can simply sit back, enjoy the sights of Newport and experience the cool wind in your face as you cruise.

At the conclusion of races, the 'dock talk' begins (congratulations and heckling). Which team was able to sail their America’s Cup 12 Meter to victory?
Write a ReviewReviews (8)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2018
A GREAT day on the water!

This was one of the best afternoons that I have ever spent on the water. Kevin and his crew were excellent - knowledgeable, helpful and enjoyable to sail with. While I brought along a bag with snacks and a beer, I never opened it. Mostly...More

1  Thank Roy W
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile
Terrific "race" of two boats amongst friends

Our travel group of 27 chartered the Columbia and Heritage for a sail in Newport. What fun and the weather conditions were perfect! We split up into two groups and had a "race" that gave you a sense of how thrilling it most be when...More

1  Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 13 May 2015
Fun & Exciting!!!

Racing America's Cup yachts on the U.S. holy waters of sailing - it couldn't get much better, but it did! Our captain (Gus on the Heritage) and his crew were fun, personable, very capable and knowledgable, and took the time to help us understand the...More

2  Thank Jana T
Reviewed 12 May 2015
Fun and exciting!

Racing America's Cup yachts on the U.S. holy waters of sailing - it couldn't get much better, but it did! Our captain (Gus on the heritage) and his crew were fun, personable, very capable and knowledgable, and took the time to help us understand the...More

2  Thank Jana T
Reviewed 29 October 2014
Dream come true!

I was born and raised in Colorado...not many racing yachts around here. But I've always been interested in the America's Cup yachts. On a recent cruise, we stopped in Newport. I booked a 2hour sail and was not disappointed. I sailed (and even "captained" for...More

3  Thank Deb C
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