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Sailing Sydney - America's Cup Sailing Experience

Wharf 9 | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Chinatown)
+61 2 9660 9133
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Ranked #46 of 303 activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I booked this trip as a gift for a friend who was kind enough to host an American in Australia and I loved it! Not only is it fun and relaxing with a laid-back, humorous, and knowledgeable crew, but you get to be hands-on and get involved! It's also a great way to see all of Sydney--there are so many... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

In Sydney with one free day and this could not have been a better way to spend it. Wednesday is race day (we won) and it was such great fun to see the crew get so competitive. This is serious business to them and winning was icing on the cake. Loved it! Do make sure to wear runners because there's... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The crew was very friendly. We were only 12 passengers for 4 crew and we all get to stir the America's boat and manoeuvre the sails!!! Plus got a great view of the opera house! Highly recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wow, an impressive vessel and crew. Managed to get some perfect sailing weather as well. The experienced crew greeted us at the wharf and welcomed us aboard. Staff were friendly yet ever so mindful that these yachts are serious sailing machines that must be respected. Everyone got a chance (if they wished) to steer the boat and also get plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A beautiful way to take in Sydney Harbour and learn some local lore. It wasn't the speedy adrenalin rush I'd expected, but we did get up on an angle and get up to 10 knots a couple of times, and even when sailing slowly it's hard not to be perfectly content out there on a quiet sailboat. The staff were... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our day of sailing was a grey gloomy day, with off and on rain. My three teens were excited to be sailing in Sydney, so we bundled up as best we could, ready for our adventure. We were all given rain coats, which was very helpful, but we all still got plenty wet. That being said, it was still an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Sailing Sydney American cup racing was a wonderful experience, I would not think twice about doing it again. The crew was friendly as well as knowledgeable, they made you feel very comfortable and truly allowed you to be a part of the whole racing experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We booked this America's Cup Sailing experience for $122.50 total for 2 people through discount site Adrenalin. This was an incredibly great price for such a unique 3-hour experience. GOOD - All the crew were friendly and helpful, allowing you to be as involved or uninvolved as you wanted (well, you do have to move from one side of the... More

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a picture perfect day for a race onboard the America's Cup yacht Kookaburra on Sydney Harbour. We were fully briefed before leaving the wharf and were given the options of either physically helping on the "coffee grinders" or by shifting ballast (your weight) from one side of the boat to the other when instructed. You really need to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We are on a cruise ship and were booked to take a traditional sailing trip at more than double the price. We were thrilled to discover the America's Cup Sailing Experience in time to cancel the other trip, but still wondered if we made the right decision, but this was beyond anything we could have imagined. Everyone who wanted to... More

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