Volvo Ocean Race In-Port & Leg 7 Newport RI: Book Now

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Newport, Rhode Island, world class sailing on the East Coast!

Tour Newport Harbor, with its classic and mega-yachts and picturesque surroundings before venturing onto Narragansett Bay. There find a rocky shoreline, charming lighthouses, impressive mansions, and more. With a capacity of up to 6 guests, Lyra sails on daily charters from Newport, Rhode Island, from mid-April through the end of November. We offer private two-hour, half-day and full-day sailing charters as well as advanced sailing instruction. To get a preview of what you might see out there check out our sights page.

The captain, Green Brett

Discover Newport and the surrounding area with Captain Green. Whether in search of a lazy sail, historic tour information, stunning photography, or advanced sailing instruction, Green will make sure that you get the most out of your experience. With a perfect safety record and years of sailing experience, he is also a writer for marine publications such as Cruising World magazine.

The boat, Lyra

Sail a vessel that has traveled the world. Feel the freedom of wind and water aboard this lovely 44-foot ketch. Reward yourself by taking the helm of this seakindly and responsive vessel, or simply enjoy her fine sailing qualities with a tasty beverage in hand.

Outstanding experiences

Read what our customers have to say about On Watch Sailing on TripAdvisor and our Reviews page. Come see for yourself and book a trip with us online.

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A better experience

Each sail is private; there are no strangers

Lyra is the largest 6 passenger sailboat offering charters and tours in Newport, RI

We have more deck space on which to relax

We have full facilities

On Watch is very flexible and can meet your personal needs

Captain Green has an unblemished safety record and extensive local knowledge

You can help support a small local business

Are you in Newport RI for the Volvo Ocean Race? Book Lyra and get up close to the action!

Odds and ends

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On Watch guests are saying

Highlights from TripAdvisor Reviews...

After asking around, numerous people we asked recommended Green and his 44' ketch Lyra. They were not mistaken...

No trip to Newport is complete without a sail...

Unforgettable experience...

Loved our sail...

Beyond Expectations!...

I'm sailing away...

TripAdvisor Reviews

As Robert put it... "We had a amazing sunset cruise last night..." See our Facebook page for current photos and comments.

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sailed with us. Check out her post about their experience with On Watch Sailing. Thank you for a great sail and write up!

Captain Green's Latest Articles

Read Green's Cruising World article A Milestone Atlantic Crossing about his transatlatic in December of 2011 aboard a new Nautitech 542 catamaran. (Recipient of the Boating Writers International Certificate of Merit - Boating Adventures Category - "For excellence in creating compelling stories about the boating lifestyle through entertaining, educational and inspiring journalism").

Read the sidebar What Worked and What Didn't On an Atlantic Crossing for the above article.

A fine day sail boat tour in Newport

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