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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 August 5, 2009

We are San Diego residents who were looking for a special treat for our visiting relatives from Cincinnati. We lucked out. A friend recommended the SAIL USA-11 - sailing adventure. Without a doubt, this turned out to be the highlight of their two week San Diego visit. The group of us, seven adults and teenagers 11-60, had a blast. The trip was not only exciting, it was very informative due to their knowledgeable and extremely pleasant crew. The crew did more than their part to share facts and information on Sail USA-11 with us all. Captian Lynn, did a terrific job of seeing that all of the passangers had the once in a lifetime opportunity to actually sail USA-11. Very cool !

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Reviewed August 2, 2009

In this city whose heart is so near to the water, boarding USA-11 was a perfect way to experience another side of San Diego. The staff were knowledgeable, kind, and courteous, permitting every level of sailor (from newbie to expert) to enjoy this waterborne experience. Whether we wanted to sit and watch the action or get up and steer the boat ourselves, we were in good hands with this team. This beautiful afternoon provided a special perspective on San Diego and could be enjoyed for all occassions, I think, from pleasure to business groups. This one is a YES for any visitor or local San Diegan!

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Reviewed August 2, 2009

We had a fantastic time sailing on the famous Stars and Stripes boat!! The boat is beautiful and it can go sooo fast!!! The boat made the other sailboats in the bay look like toys. It was quite a sight watching the other boats veer out of our path as they attempted to take a photo of our boat with their cell phones.

The USA-11 team were amazing. The captain and crew were terrific - informative, funny, and just great to be around. My husband gets sea sick very easily, but we were told that it's a very smooth sail and he should not have a problem. They were right! Snacks and drinks were passed around. Those that participated in helping the crew with the "grinding" seemed to have a great time (I was recovering from surgery so I didn't help). All in all it was a superb way to spend the afternoon!

Thank lorigilder
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Reviewed August 1, 2009

Sailing on the Stars and Stripes was an incredibly memorable experience! The boat is magnificent. The crew were engaging, knowledgeable, professional, and willing to share any information you asked about sailing and the boat's history. Whether you are in to sailing or simply want to experience a fabulous day on San Diego bay, it will be an experience of a life time!

Thank Summer8746
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

Yep...that about sums it up: How many times do you actually get to sail on an America's Cup boat? This was a memorable experience made all that much better by a great and fun crew. Be as involved in the whole experience as you like. Fancy yourself a sailor? You'll have the opportunity to steer the ship...or better yet...get a nice workout as a grinder! You define what this experience is to you...it's also okay just to sit back, relax and take it all in! The boat itself is in great condition, and that makes the sailing just that much more fun! Beware of impostors...this is the real deal!!

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