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“Sailing on Stars and Stripes USA-11”

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 September 7, 2015

I have sailed (raced and cruised) on several continents for over 40 years so I thought this was going to be an activity my friends would enjoy. We spend a week vacationing in San Diego every year and this is by FAR the best activity we have experienced. I expected the boat to perform well but had no idea how well it performed. The pre-sail briefing was an excellent overview of the history of the America's Cup and the changes to boat design over the years. Once out on the bay the crew got everyone involved - I can see why businesses use it for team building. There were 7 crew members and 21 guest and the cockpit was not crowded. After returning to the dock we enjoyed refreshments and reviewed the many photos that were taken throughout the day. I highly recommend sailing on Stars and Stripes to anyone interested in boating on San Diego Bay. It is worth every penny!!!

Thank Sport829
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

First of all we could not have had a better weather day than Saturday Sept. 5th. US11 is a fairly old boat, but as racing sailboats go, still the Ferrari of the bay and a thrill to be aboard! The captain and crew could not have been nicer or more accommodating. This is a must do for visitors or locals, hardcore sailors or non boaters. As soon as we got off the boat we vowed to do it again.

Thank Dick H
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Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

If you haven't ever been sailing, there is no better way to go sailing than on an America's Cup sailboat around San Diego bay. This boat is amazingly fast and incredibly smooth. Before you go out on the boat they give you a short history of the America's Cup race. Then you go sailing for 3 hours around San Diego bay with an opportunity to grind the winches and captain the boat. A great way to see San Diego from the water!

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the way to see San Diego Harbor. Totally delightful and fun and the crew makes you feel like one of the team. The boat is gorgeous and comfortable, in spite of being built as a racing yacht. There is an interesting history discussion before the trip starts. It is very fun to zoom around the bay, tacking and jibing and feeling like a part of it all. Best part for me is Linn and Bee, who take good care, allow everyone to try steering and cranking the lines and are a wealth of information. Highly Highly Recommended!

Thank RobinMaui
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Reviewed August 21, 2015

A day sailing doesn't get much better than this. Greg boat. Very nice crew make you feel right at home. And you get to see all the harbor sights.

Thank Lawrence B
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