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Explore Sailing - America's Cup Sailing Experience

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Address: Wharf 9 | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9660 9133
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Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class...

Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class yacht, AUS21 or AUS40! A must for sailing enthusiasts and perfect for anyone looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore Sydney Harbour. On the day of your 2.5 hour America's Cup sailing experience, you’ll be welcomed onboard the yacht in Darling Harbour and a safety briefing will be presented by our professional sailing crew. Before long, the sails are hoisted and it’s time to set sail from underneath the stunning Harbour Bridge and onwards towards Manly, past some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Glide under the Harbour Bridge and past the famous Sydney Opera House and watch the city skyline fade in the distance as we power our way around magnificent Sydney Harbour.

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Great day out for team building

Our management team spent a hot afternoon on Sydney Harbour sailing with the Explore Sailing crew. The racing yacht is actually a good option for this type of group activity, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our management team spent a hot afternoon on Sydney Harbour sailing with the Explore Sailing crew. The racing yacht is actually a good option for this type of group activity, as you can move around the deck with little chance of being hit by the boom. You can be as involved in the actual sail as you choose to be,... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget helicopter, forget power boat, forget ferries or taxi - Experiencing America's cup sailing is not always available!!! Loos like there are couple of others provide similar sailing experiences, so I cannot compare. Ship was great and crews were fantastic. There was a female skipper and three other crews, two female & one male. They all were very professional and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The opportunity to sail on a former America's Cup racing yacht in iconic Sydney harbor is not to be missed. Our captain and crew (3/4 women) were all serious sailors who offered each guest an opportunity to take the wheel as well as "grind" (to trim the sails). But you can also just enjoy if that's your preference. They've got... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I hate sailing it freaks me out however my partner really wanted to do this. The staff were very profession and they put me at ease. A beautiful way to spend the day on Sydney Harbour. you won't be disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I went out on a Wednesday afternoon racing experience. It was regularly gusting over 30 knots that afternoon so although the race started and we had both main and head sail up, we were way over powered. So after some fun, fast sailing (15.5 knots up wind) the skipper had to get the sails down and cut the trip short.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

An excellent way to experience a Yacht race and be part of the crews. Almost 4 hours in the harbour including 2 hour race and feeling it Will do it again at 50% for second time rate😊😊

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This has been the most fun thing that I did. The scenery was beautiful. You do assist a little in the sailing, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Very entertaining.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Exhilarating and as inclusive as you want it to be. Sailed all the way to the heads and Manley without entering the open ocean. Easy to find in Darling Harbour and out for about 3hours. Sail under the bridge, past the opera house. The crew are helpful and informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A sailing experience around Sydney Harbour. Crew pleasant and helpful. When we hit a storm, crew remained calm and did what was needed to keep everyone safe. A wonderful experience. Great watching real sailing.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great crew on hand to assist on a Wednesday racing. Not the best condition weather wise but sailing on Sydney Harbour is a real treat. Nice afternoon on the waters in an America's Cup yacht is worth the experience.

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