When you're in the sailing capital of the world, it seems only appropriate to do at the Newporters do and get out on the water. After all, Rhode Island boasts more than 400 miles of coastline, much of which surrounds Newport and Bristol Counties.


Whether your idea of a day on the water is toasting champagne at sunset on a gentle cruise or rolling up your sleeves and grinding the winches, there is ample opportunity to get underway (or watch others that do).


REGATTAS: Watching a regatta can be one of the more relaxing ways to take in this sport. If you want to pack a picnic and unwind, get spots include Fort Adams State Park and Brenton Point State Park. If you want to let others do all the work, Castle Hill and Ocean Cliff are particularly good vantage points. While you can catch boats enjoying Newport's breezes almost daily, you can CLICK HERE for an office calendar or upcoming regattas. Looking for a little DIY on the water? Check out these activities: