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"We had the best time! Everyone agreed that this was our best team outing by far (and we have been sailing twice before)."

"The entire experience exceeded all expectations."

"Great crew - informative and laid back. They handled our crowd really well - ranging in age from 13 to 75. There was something for everyone - it was a really memorable Newport experience!"

"Everything was perfect! The crew were fun, boat was clean smooth sailing all the way! Perfect anniversary gift!"

"Excellent sail; could not have been better! Easy to book and confirm reservation. Wonderful instructions as to where to meet, etc. Loved the action of active sailing and experienced, knowledgeable crew. Don't change a thing!"

"All staff extremely personable and approachable!"

"Trip was first class. Duncan and crew were wonderful. We all had a chance at the helm, two of our group got into putting up the sail. We had every question answered and it was the highlight of our week. I would highly recommend any group do this trip. It is a great experience, fun and a great value."

"Our firm works with 12 Meter Charters every year for our annual conference in June. Meredith was extremely helpful and responsive. Additionally, the crew was fantastic! They were so nice and made the experience. The entire team truly enjoyed the experience."

"The Captain of the Heritage and his crew were very knowledgeable and taught us quite a few things about sailing that we had no knowledge of before. We were even able to act as crewmembers onboard and assist in sailing the Heritage. She's a beautiful boat and I recommend sailing with 12 Meter Charters anytime you're in Newport Harbor for the weekend. The price we paid was quite manageable and well worth the trip. We're now planning on sailing with them again every year and hoping to bring a few friends down with us in the process."

"12 Meters is amazing to work and sail with! They are professional, knowledgeable in what they do and make it all fun! We had a group of 27 sail with them for a corporate event and there was not one complaint! Every person that went (even the non-sailors of the group!) said they would do it again! Right from the time I called and spoke to Meredith, I knew it would be a great experience! And it was...thank you 12 Meters!"

"The staff of 12 Meter Charters is absolutely incredible. They made our event informative and they helped us build a more cohesive unit for our team. They were fun! The boats were pristine. It was one of the best experiences I have had in a while. I will be back!"

"I was very impressed with the fast, friendly personable service from booking the sail to the actual sail itself. We were assigned to set sail on the 12-meter Yacht, Columbia. The Captain and crew were extremely professional and knowledgeable and certainly made the voyage a fun-filled adventure for all of us onboard. For those of us who wanted to partake in learning various sailing techniques we were allotted that pleasure. I would highly recommend this fun filled adventure for a weekend getaway or to surprise that special someone."

"Fantastic experience for a Team Building Exercise! The boats, knowledge of local landmarks, and crew. All first class."

"Meredith was professional, courteous, and seemed to have a smile on her face; even though I couldn't see her I felt it, every time I spoke to her. The captain and crew were a true pleasure to be with, telling stories, giving us information on the Heritage, sailing in general as well as facts on America's Cup racing. The Captain was like a verbal encyclopedia and made the sail so much more than I expected. When I return to Newport, I will return to 12 Meter Charters!"

"The crew was great and friendly in a way that really adds to the whole experience. Of course Columbia is fantastic."

"The captain and crew were very professional, informational, cheerful, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to sail with them. A very comfortable and exciting experience, as my guests had never sailed before, (one planned on shopping during our sail, due to fear and apprehension), and they all walked away absolutely delighted - especially the one who wanted to shop. I grew up sailing with my Dad, and this was a wonderful way to reconnect to those experiences."

"Everyone is telling me that they expected to have fun but were surprised at just how great the day was."

"The entire experience was well organized and professional. The staff was informative, fun and extremely personable. The boats were pristine. I thought sailing would be boring since I had never been before but I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had. It was wonderful to see different members of our team that do not usually work together joining in to work on the sails. While I will attribute some of our great experience, to sailing itself and the beautiful weather, most of it was made so great by your incredible staff! We will recommend you to anyone we can and I hopefully will be back sometime!"

"Very easy to arrange. Well organized and FUN!"

"I have only wonderful things to say about our day on Heritage! It was a day that I will treasure for a lifetime!!! Thanks to Cedar, Duncan and Gus! THANK YOU!!!"

"Excellent customer service. We loved the sail!!! The crew on the Columbia is outstanding. I liked learning about the history and more about what a 12 Meter boat is. You can tell how experienced the crew is. It was the ride of a life!"

"Excellent service setting up our sail and great communication... made the experience easy! Captain was both safety conscious and informative. Crew members were attentive, professional and engaging with passengers. Everyone had a great time!"

"Everyone was pleasant - ALL the way along! Reservation through the sailing trip - nice, nice people!"

"Very polished and pleasant experience from start to finish."

"Meredith made it simple to coordinate the event, and she kindly answered all of our questions. Kevin and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful time sailing with the crew and really enjoyed being put to work. Our team had a blast. Mid boat ride our CEO was already giving the nod to book again next year!"

"Everything was spectacular!"

"Crew and boat were both top notch! We would recommend you to anyone."

"Very professional, courteous staff focused on the total guest experience. I took 12 of our biggest and best clients out for the afternoon and every client raved about the experience. They were all impressed and had a wonderful day. I did this charter because I knew I could depend on a excellent experience with no worries about how my clients would be treated and how hard the staff would work to be sure they had the best time."

"Our captain was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our crew were also able to answer any and all of our questions. They made it more enjoyable when we helped with raising and lowering the sails. The boat was in great condition and there was plenty of room for the 15 people on board. We ere so impressed with your services that we as a family plan on doing this every year for a family reunion."

"12 Meter Charters' service is outstanding! Year after year our group of 15 participants is anxious to begin their sail and when it's over, looking forward to the next year. (The majority of our group has returned for this sail each of our 6 years and those who fell out of the mix are waiting for another opening to get back on board). As for the sail, that speaks for itself; we're on a beautiful 12 Meter sailboat, with a very capable and enjoyable captain and crew, cutting through scenic Narragansett Bay. Each year brings another wonderful experience!"

"The staff is always a pleasure to deal with; they are very attentive, personable, professional, and accommodating to our group. They are the number one reason why we choose 12 Meter Charters each year. Of course, since many in our group are boaters and spend a lot of time on the bay already, the fact that you can deliver an experience that we all look forward to each year is quite impressive!

"We first selected 12 Meter because we were intrigued by the Columbia (we had no prior experience or knowledge of 12 Meter Charters). Since then I would, and have, recommended 12 Meter Charter to others. Anyone who is interested in this type of experience, and looking for a first-class staff, should choose 12 Meter Charters."

"Everything was great...the crew, staff (Meredith!) and the whole experience was better than expected!"

"The sailing experience was "first class" and we did have a real good "team building" experience."

"Really friendly and helpful staff, and the atmosphere created on the boat (Heritage) was great. The captain and the crew were superb. They were relaxed and professional at the same time. They were very knowledgeable and really nice to talk to. We had a great time."

"Wonderful experience, knowledgeable captain, great crew...what a terrific event."

"Everyone was very friendly, informative and let the participants decide just how much they wanted to get involved."

"Professional all the way. Meredith is a gem!!! I was treated like an owner not a spectator. The crew... outstanding and social. Das boat well it is something that I can't seem to find the words for. I will sail with you again, as once is certainly not enough for me! Thank you very much."

"Great captain and crew, excellent boat - all around fantastic experience."