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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 September 1, 2009

We had a chance to have a "mini reunion" on the America's Cup Sailboat. The crew was knowledgeable, energetic, competitive and fun. The weather provided the usual San Diego sunshine with perfect temperatures and enough wind to get the boat up to an easy 12 knots. Nothing like the views of the city from the water. Owners, Mark & Steve provided answers to all of our inquiries about the boat and how their passion became reality. Captain Lynn led the sail and offered guidance to all who helped keep the boat on course during our trip. A big thanks to all of the crew who made our outing very memorable. This is a trip everyone should take at least once so you can get hooked!
Sharon Ferguson, Walnut Creek, CA

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Reviewed August 31, 2009

A must do if you are in San Diego. Sail the San Diego Bay for three plus hours on the Stars and Stripes America's Cup racing boat. Captain Lynn is great, let's each guest "man the helm" for a short period of time and gets everyone involved in cranking the grinders. A beautiful boat and an awesome experience.

Thank DennisDallas
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

What an awesome experience! The beautiful sailboat and friendly and knowledgable crew made this interactive sailing experience remarkably enjoyable. Certainly a must-do for San Diego natives and visitors alike.

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Reviewed August 27, 2009

I just got home from sailing on the Stars and Strips, Sail USA 11, a retired Americas Cup racing boat, and wow, what a fun time! The boat is quick, and slices through the water, no problems with rolling or sea sickness, due to most of the weight of the boat being at the bottom of the massive keel, under water. The crew was extremely friendly, like they had known you your whole life. You have your choice of just sitting back and enjoying the ride and the scenery, or taking a turn steering the boat, and you can help run the grinding winches to trim the sails to turn the boat (and does this thing turn on a dime! I was amazed that such a large boat could turn so nimbly -- it's like a sports car on water!). I highly recommend you take a ride on the Stars and Strips Sail USA 11, when visiting San Diego (or if you live here, like me!).

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed August 27, 2009

I took 13 women on the Stars and Stripes for a Teambuilding event. Everyone had a great time. The crew were friendly and professional and definitely knew what they were doing. Everyone on board could do as much or a little as they were comfortable with. From stearing to raising sails it was a special day. Annie really made the experience come allive with real sailing tales. Everyone felt confident aboard and (even those who were very skeptical ) enjoyed the opportunity to help sail the boat when offered. Marnie was great at geting us all scheduled and lunches ordered, helped make everything perfect.

Thank GrandmaattheBeach
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