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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wow - what a great day! I cannot recommend this enough, whether you are an experienced sailor or just out for a bit of sightseeing. The yacht is well equipped, there is plenty of room and if you want to get involved you can, winching, looking out, steering or just giving the crew some banter! Or you can sit back, relax and watch the beauty of San Diego go by. The crew are super fun and friendly and ensured we had a fun and safe day.

This is a day and an experience you won't forget!

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

As a sailor I appreciate a well maintained vessel and great crew. Stars & Stripes USA-11 was a wonderful 3 hour sail preceded by a great orientation and history of the boat. My brother and I had great fun grinding the jib winch and handling the helm for a short period. This is a great value and the pictures provided at no additional cost are an added incentive. I highly recommend this to sailors and non-sailors alike.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Jack R
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our team of 15 took a sail with Stars & Stripes for a team-building activity and had a blast! We all had a chance to turn the wenches and steer the boat- which was an amazing experience. It made you really appreciate both the beauty of San Diego and the coordinated effort it takes to manage a boat like the ones that race in America's Cup. The staff was excellent! Stars & Stripes even provided a photographer at no extra cost and treated us to beer & wine after the sail to enjoy the slideshow.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Cody F
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday, was great two hours long. Boat holds 18 people and we all got to be apart of the experience , from driving to bringing up and down the sails ! This is something I would do again we had a 8 and 11 year old and they loved it .

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

In our opinion you haven't really done San Diego until you get out on the water, and there is no possible way to do that any better than with the wonderful folks at Stars and Stripes USA-11! A real America's Cup yacht that you can sail....

We've done San Diego every way you can think of, from sea parks to zoos, from baseball and football games to fine dining,and even lamplight district rib joints to seaside hotels, but we've just had the experience of a lifetime at Stars and Stripes. Now be careful with this one folks. There is more than one America's Cup boat available to sail in San Diego, and the difference is night and day.

We had seen such a boat right along the dock near downtown. It was rather sad to see such an elegant and sleek sailing vessel so dirty and gouged, but we walked away still wanting the experience of sailing on a true racing yacht. A dear friend that traveled with us remembered this and gave us an incredibly generous gift of a real sail! On the trip from home to the dock I reminded everyone of the depressing condition of the boat, and not to get too excited for that reason. That's when we found Stars and Stripes USA-11. Our gift was not for the boat we had originally seen, but rather a well maintained, sleek, clean, and clearly loved ship of beauty and speed! This was the America's Cup yacht I had seen and dreamt of since watching her race those many years ago. And I was about to board her.

Prior to sailing though, we were received by the nicest staff of owners and enthusiasts that you can imagine. A history of the event and this boat in particular only added to our anticipation. Clearly they all loved what they did and wanted to share that love.

From dock to deck they never missed a beat. And once on the water the ship came alive. Her speed and elegance was belied only by the ease with which she swept us along. You couldn't even feel the speed until you noticed how nothing else on the water could keep up! The crew couldn't tell us enough, but in the end they knew so much more than we could ask, that it was clear we were privileged to be sailing with them all.

If you love sailing, and especially if you recall the days of true sailboats competing for sailings greatest prize, you truly CAN still be part of it. And the best part of all? For a magical several minutes they let YOU take the wheel!

San Diego .... no, LIFE doesn't get any better than this.

GO, and meet the friendliest crew, and the most elegant yacht you can dream of.

We're going again!

Pat and Richard M

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Pat M
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