Our sail happened to be on a light air day so we didn't get to 'pound the waves and feel the spray' but we had a better opportunity to get up close to some whales and dolphins and get pictures. Crew very helpful anwering questions, fun guys (not fungi). Did not know this was the same boat used in the movie Wind about the America's Cup race. As a sailboat racer this was a once in a lifetime thrill. Mark that off my Bucket List. Would do it again. Remember, they have no control over how much wind you will get or if you will see whales. Sit back and enjoy life! Snacks and drinks provided in a cooler.