Courageous, on the docks at IRYS, Newport RI

12-Meter Reunion in Newport

12/31/2010 - As we wait for the America's Cup venue for 2013 to be announced, a look at the reunion that celebrated the heady days of the America's Cup in Newport. In the 1977 America's Cup, Ted Turner skippered the 12-Meter Courageous to victory in Newport, Rhode Island. In September 2010 some… SEE MORE

Cup Venue Reaction: Brad Read, Sail Newport

12/31/2010 - U.S. Harbors received a statement from Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport on the decision to hold the 2013 America's Cup Final in San Francisco. Brad was one of many Rhode Island business people who went to great lengths to demonstrate that Narragansett Bay remains one of America's top… SEE MORE

San Francisco will be the venue for the 34th America’s Cup

12/31/2010 - The official announcement was made this evening, San Francisco will host the 2013 America's Cup. The San Francisco Examiner was the first to report the news earlier today citing two unconfirmed sources but sometime after 8p.m. EST the official announcement was made. The winner here is the USA, bringing the… SEE MORE

Economic Impact of 2013 America’s Cup for RI Presented

12/30/2010 - The Rhode Island Department of Economic Development held a press conference at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport, updating everyone on Newport's bid to host the 34th America's Cup. The big news from the press conference were the results of a recent economic impact study conducted by CPAs… SEE MORE

Fogland Beach, Tiverton

10/6/2010 - Fogland Beach is black stone beach on the south side of Fogland Point. Its approximately 4 miles south of the mouth of Tiverton harbor. The beach is a favorite of kayakers and wind surfers. There are changing rooms, showers, picnic benches, a children's playground and pets are allowed. The conservation… SEE MORE

Clay Head Beach, Block Island

9/14/2010 - Secluded Beach If you have the opportunity, make your way to Clay Head, which is accessible from Corn Neck Road. A 10-15 minute hike down a well-traveled nature trail will take you to a gorgeous and secluded beach that is unmatched anywhere in New England. The beautiful photos of the… SEE MORE

Best View of the Harbor – Oldport Water Taxi

8/26/2010 - The most enjoyable way to reach the Museum of Yachting and observe the beehive of activity around the harbor is to take the Oldport Water Taxi from downtown Newport. Round trip costs just 5 bucks and stops at the International Yacht Restoration School along the way. VHF 68, Phone: 401-847-9109… SEE MORE

Empire Tea & Coffee, Newport

8/14/2010 - The comfortable seating, delicious food and drink and free WiFi bring in locals and visitors alike. You will find the work of local artists on display at Empire. Check the board for upcoming poetry readings and live music. They have a few iMac's for those that may have left their… SEE MORE

Napatree Point

7/30/2010 - Napatree point is one of the prettiest and most secluded beaches in the state. It stretches for over a mile and ends with the remains of the Spanish American war era, Fort Mansfield, build in the Spanish-American war. At one time this area was heavily inhabited, but all of the… SEE MORE

Watch Hill Lighthouse

7/10/2010 - Station established: 1808; Present lighthouse built: 1856; Automated: 1986 Construction material: Granite with brick lining Height of tower: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 61 feet Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1856); Present optic: VRB-25 Characteristic: Alternating red and white flash every 2.5 seconds Fog signal: One blast every 30… SEE MORE