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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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Public and private 3 hour sails aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht sailed by Dennis Conner. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks, water, peanuts, & pretzels are provided at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV. The photos & videos will then be posted on Google Web Albums for free access and use. The total cost (no additional taxes or fees) of $125 for adults & $75 for children (5-18) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.
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1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

Sailing on the Stars & Stripes is the most amazing feeling in the world!!! The boat is immaculate, the staff is friendly and engaging, and everyone on board gets to help out (if they want). I would recommend sailing with Sail USA-11 to anyone, whether...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2010

What an incredible adventure it was to sail on the USA-11. The yacht that brought the cup back. The crew was top notch and Captain Lynn is a true gentleman and exceptional sailor. The yacht is maintained by the owners who take outstanding care of...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2010

Our day on Stars & Stripes 11 was one of the best. Every one of the people we dealt with before coming to San Diego were very courteous and accommodating and worked hard to make sure we were able to include this experience during our...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2010

My wife and I sailed on March 19 and we had a terrfic experience. The crew, staff and boat are top rate. They made us feel comfortable and at ease.We strongly recommend Sail 11 and will do it again when we return to San Diego....More

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Reviewed March 20, 2010

I am a local San Diegian and Stars&Stripes USA11 has become my 2.5 hour getaway vacation over the last couple of years. Can you imagine being allowed to steer one of the fastest boats on the bay? Yesterday I had her up to 12 knots!...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2010

I sailed with Captain Lynn Hanna, one of the owners, and crew on 3/14/10 on a wonderful sunny and breezy day. I had been looking forward to sailing an Americas Cup yacht and I was not dissappointed. The crew was very friendly and clearly enjoyed...More

Thank MarkGordine
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

We wanted to do something different when we visited San Diego in early February. What an experience! Even though we have never been on a sailboat, let alone an America's Cup Yacht, we were made to feel so welcome. The owners, captain, and crew were...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2010

Time in San Diego is as good as it gets. Perfect weather, nice people, not much traffic, etc. But San Diego from the water is the ultimate. I went out on USA 11 and older, but still in perfect condition, America's Cup boat. The crew...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2010

It is a glorious way to see San Diego from every angle. Marnie, Captain and Crew were so welcoming, gracious and experienced. They made sailing both a wonderful adventure and an enjoyable afternoon. Definitely worth doing.

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Reviewed January 21, 2010

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be on an America's Cup racing boat, this experience is for you. If you just want to have a relaxing ride in the beautiful San Diego Bay, this experience is also for you. Considering that...More

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margaretmyrtle
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
$125 for adults and $75 for 18 & under.
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Katie T
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
We have the required US Coast Guard off-shore life jacket Type 1 PFD for persons weighing more than 90 pounds. It would probably not fit anyone over about a 250 pounds.
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sawbone
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
As an authentic America's Cup racing yacht, there are no bathrooms, beds, galleys or other conveniences on board. Just a marine head for emergencies.
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