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“Awesome way to spend your time in San Diego”

Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11
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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I went on the tour the day after our wedding with some of our family. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too chilly. The crew was very friendly and informative. It didn't seem like you were out there for 3 hours... because it was so fun. I think we could have spent all day our there it was so cool. You would think you would get sea sick but not all. Just be prepared for when the boat switches directions and you find yourself either on the high side or the low side of the boat. The crew made everyone feel a part of the experience by including them in the navigation of the boat. Even if you live in San Diego, you should make the trip. It is a very different view of downtown. I have lived here for several years and gone down to the uss midway, seaport village, etc... but it is so cool to be out on a sail boat and have everyone wave as you go by.

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank alicat2000
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

One of the best things to do in San Diego! Sail the best, with the best! These guys know their stuff and it shows. I took an out of town friend who is not easily impressed or excited....he still talks about how cool this was.

thanks for a great day out!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank PaulScottSilvera
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

After almost signing up for the "lessor" tour that was half the price and half the time....also would have been half the ship, I'm THRILLED that I chose SailUSA11.

A beautiful day for sailing on July 2, 2011. There were only 3 other "tourists" on-board and we all got a nice long time in sailing the boat. We also could be as involved as we chose to be. All of us assisted in raising the main sail, which is just about 11 stories tall and man, hard work.

Great people, very knowledgable and willing to answer every question you might have.

Thanks for a great afternoon!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank azrayne10
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

We have spent several memorable vacations in the San Diego area, but sailing on Stars & Stripes/USA 11 was the most unforgettable Independence Day experience we've had. Captain Lynn and his volunteer crew were welcoming and their cordial charm was unforced; they were clearly glad to be sailing on the beautiful bay on a beautiful vessel. I don't remember ever feeling so relaxed and joyful at the same time, and the three hours absolutely flew by. Having seen and done so many wonderful things in San Diego, the Stars & Stripes is at the top of the not-to-be-missed list.

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank AmarilloByMorning
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

Sailing on USA-11 is a dream come true for anyone with any interest in sailing, even if you've never done it before. Sit back and relax or get in on the action. You'll have a blast being the center of attention for the entire bay as you silently pass all the other sailboats.

Date of experience: July 2011
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