About On Watch, LLC... Come sailing with us!

Green Brett
Owner and Captain

Captain Green has been sailing the waters in and around Newport, RI, since 2005. Since then, he has professionally sailed a variety of vessels, both for charter and private.

Green grew up living aboard a 29-foot wooden boat with his family on the East Coast of the USA. He has a degree in Business Administration and was deep in the Information Systems world when he and his wife, Jen, decided to puchase an old 32-foot sailboat. After restoring Egret, they cruised the boat from Florida through the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos to the Dominican Republic. They had so much fun that they purchased Lyra in 2008 with the eventual goal of sharing their experiences with their family.

Indeed, in the fall of 2013, Green and family sailed south to do exactly that, eventually ending up in the Bahamas and returning for the 2014 sailing season.

Green's wife Jen is Senior Editor at Cruising World magazine, where Captain Green is a regular contributor. They have two children and lived aboard full time for nine and one-half years. You can read about their experiences and how-to articles at Cruising World's website by searching for Green Brett or Jen Brett.

Reliance 44

Lyra was built to the very highest standards and was launched in 1980. Her first owners sailed her around the world over an eleven-year period. Lyra's second owner sailed her across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Captain Green bought her in the fall of 2008 and has done extensive work updating the vessel. During the winter of 2013/14 the Brett family cruised Lyra up the East Coast of the US and as far as the Bahamas.

The boat is ketch rigged, which allows a variety of sail combinations.Lyra is 44 feet long with a 6'4" draft and 11'8" beam, making her very seakindly and comfortable to sail. Her wide decks and large foredeck are the perfect place to laze away an afternoon, while her deep cockpit is comfortable and safe.

On Watch, LLC
Private Day Sails & Charters

On Watch Sailing was founded in order to bring the joys of sailing and being on the water to you. We respect your privacy at all times and will never share your personal information without your permission, although a good photo may go to the website unless you ask us not to post. As a small business, your enjoyment and general safety is our greatest goal. We pride ourselves on being flexible, from routing needs to special pickup locations. We will adapt our sailing trip or charter to your requirements!

Lyra can accomodate up to 6 passengers from 2-hour to full-day charters. We have the ability to keep your wine cold, warm up your food, and to play your favorite tunes. Feel free to bring your own music on a media device such as an iPod, or you can choose from our own extensive musical library. If we choose to anchor, there are hammocks to lounge in and the foredeck is perfect for sunbathing.

We look forward to your visit!