If you are heading to New England on your boat this summer, then Newport, RI should be on your ports of call list. Newport is truly the sailing capital of the Northeast and many locals consider it the sailing capital of America. (A matter of much dispute Visitin Annapolis, San Francisco and elsewhere!) The collection of sailboats you’ll find in Newport is truly amazing, ranging from classic S boats to world cruising yachts to 12 Meters and J Boats and mega yachts. There’s a large free anchorage, many moorings to rent, public launch service and a good public dinghy dock right in town. One of the highlights of a cruising visit to Newport is The Sailing Museum on lower Thames Street. Inside you will find exhibits on all things to do with sailing –racing and cruising—plus the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Anyone who loves sailing will feel right at home in Newport, a true sailor’s town. And, a visit to The Sailing Museum will be a highlight of the stop. Check out the website here.