new englandNew England's colourful hues and quaint, statelytowns provide charming cruising grounds.Abundant with history and culture, sail alongsidepretty pastel clapperboard houses and look out for theautumnal maples flaming gold and red along this mosthistoric and scenic of coastlines. Mingle with the yachtingcrowd in Newport, the yachting capital of the world andlong-time home of the America's Cup, before cruisingthrough the stylish holiday islands of Martha's Vineyardand Nantucket to the 17th century college town of Boston. Day 1BostonDay 2Boston to Plymouth(36 nautical miles) Day 3Plymouth to Provincetown(20 nautical miles) Day 4Provincetown to Nantucket Island(58 nautical miles) Day 5Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard(20 nautical miles) Day 6Martha's Vineyard Day 7Martha's Vineyard to Newport(60 nautical miles) 40IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012?Expert opinion Charter BrokerBarbara Dawson During July and August the population onNantucket, Martha's Vineyard and inNewport increases four-fold, but equally specialtimes to visit are April, when you will witness theDaffodil Festival on Nantucket, or October for theNantucket Harvest Weekend. Should you be inMartha's Vineyard during the summer, then headto Grace Church in Vineyard Haven for freshlobster rolls, sit with the locals by the docks andenjoy your picnic overlooking the harbour.?
aboardhExplore Nantucket's wild coastlinehSail alongside uniform grand clapboard man-sions that dot the landscape on Nantucket hSwim in the still waters of Nantucket Sound hCruise to the exclusive and tiny 300-year-oldfishing village at Menemsha Harbour,Martha's VineyardhAsk the chef to prepare a clambake on thebeach - a true Vineyard tradition hInvestigate the secluded beaches on Martha'sVineyard for sunbathing and swimming hFeast on freshly caught scallops from the dockson Martha's Vineyard prepared by your chefdon't misshThe Newport Jazz Festival runs throughoutthe first week of August every year ashorehRoam the crescent-shaped island of Nantucket by bicycle hTread the turf on the courts of The International Tennis Hall of Fame, NewporthFor extraordinary lobster try The Clarke CookeHouse (aka 'The Candy Store') in Newport hVisit the Whaling Museum, Nantucket Town hExplore wooded trails at Waskosim's RockReservation, Martha's Vineyard hRide Martha's Vineyards Flying HorsesCarousel hCheck out the Blink Gallery, Newport hHook up with the Freedom Trail - a red-brickline linking the historic sights of Boston CRUISING GUIDEI 41