Close your eyes. Imagine you’re at the helm of a classic 60+ foot long twelve meter racing yacht. The mast reaches high in the sky and grabs the wind where only birds fly. You can feel the power of the sails surge the vessel forward and yet the touch of the helm is light and easy. You put the helm over for a tack and she (yes I show my age by referring to boats as female) glides smoothly through the wind. You’ve never experienced such a narrow tacking angle (I guarantee it!) The 12 meter points higher than you ever imagined possible. The sails fill, she heels and you feel her acceleration, 7 knots, 8 knots ,9,10,…. She’s just getting started. My words can not express the sensation. You have to feel it yourself. And now you can. CBI has reserved two 12 meter yachts, “American Eagle” and America’s Cup defender “Weatherly”, in Newport Rhode Island for a day of friendly sailing and racing on September 19. There are 14 positions available on each boat. The cost will be $200 per person. Details will be posted on the web site (soon) and at the front desk. We did this event last year and sold out so don’t delay in reserving you spot. September 19 is the last day of the Newport Boat show so you might want to make this into a “Newport” weekend. For more information about the boats, directions, and Newport here’s the link to the charter company’s web site.
WHEN: Sunday September 19, 2010, 12 noon to 6:00 PM (Newport Boat Show Weekend)
WHERE: America’s Cup charters, Newport, Rhode Island