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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your soft shoes and hop aboard with the friendliest crew around! Arrive early to enjoy the video personally narrated by Bee - who tosses in lots of good stories about Dennis Connor and others along the way! (Also, arrive a little early to find the office - which is down the dock aways from Stars & Strips - just look for the tallest black mast.) Bee and the crew put safety first, but without taking away from any of the fun. We've been out twice, once on a very calm day (under 7kn wind) and good air (20+ wind) - and both were good experiences! Snacks and soft drinks are included on the boat, and there's plenty of opportunity to winch-grind and steer. It's easy sailing on the bay because the crew will help you find a spot on shore to dead reckon toward- and yes, there's a trusty windex on top 'o the mast! It's a thrill to sail such a historic, sweet 12 Meter... whether you're a sailor or landlubber!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Lisa for writing a thorough and nice review! We appreciate your tips to others who are thinking of joining us. I see that you now have sailed with us a couple of times and like you, we never tire of sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11! We're glad you once again had a great time, and we look forward to your next time sailing with us. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated! -Lynn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Team and I had a thrilling experience and a lot of fun sailing on Il Moro yesterday. Thank you Cpt Lynn and crew.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review! It's always fun and exciting when we have both IL Moro and Stars & Stripes USA-11 out on San Diego Bay at the same time. We enjoy offering an unusual and exciting team building adventure with our two famous America’s Cup boats in a match race against each other! Glad you had a thrilling experience! -Lynn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most FUN sailing adventures!!! The crew was friendly, very knowledgeable, encouraged participation in crewing the boat and made all of us feel welcomed on board. They gave a brief history of the America’s Cup before our sail & that made it all the more special. Thank you Bee for our history lesson! Great job! They did a video & took photos showing all of their guest participating & enjoying their experience. Great value for the money & no charge for the video or the photos! Great time had by all

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I hope you have a lasting memory of sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11. At 78' long and eleven stories high, we consider her the "grand dame" of San Diego Bay! We are glad you got to experience the joy of sailing Stars & Stripes! Fair Winds, Lynn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on a lot of sailing experiences in the US and Europe and are not easily impressed. But Stars and Stripes is so wonderful and amazing that I don't have enough superlatives to describe the sailing experience. The crew and owners are all kind, friendly, welcoming and of course top notch sailors. The boat itself (the 1992 America's Cup winner) is beautiful and terrifically fast. Everyone gets a turn to skipper or do other jobs on board and no sailing experience is needed. The three hours just whizzed by and I could have stayed for several more spins around the Bay. Get there early so you don't miss Bee's history of the America's Cup - impressive. DO NOT miss this!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a kind and positive review! As you gathered, we feel so fortunate to be able to share the experience of Stars & Stripes which includes raising and trimming sails and of course taking the helm. We are also glad to share knowledge of the America's Cup history, so guests have an idea of the boat's historical significance. Thank you for letting us be a part of your sailing memories here in San Diego, and thanks again for the wonderful review. Gratefully, Lynn

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great introduction to the vessel and its history. It’s worth the time to arrive early! Skilled crew always willing to chat about the boat, how it works, and anything else you can imagine. I still can’t wipe the smile off my face a day later. I totally recommend it!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for the great review! Sounds like you had a good time on our authentic America's Cup boat Stars & Stripes USA-11. And I agree, the America's Cup history is foundational in realizing exactly what we offer. Back in 1992, San Diego, Stars & Stripes was a new design for the America's Cup. Actually, the yacht was designed to be raced here in San Diego's light to moderate winds! With San Diego's amazing weather, we are able to take guests out, like yourself, year round. Hope to see you again soon.
Gratefully, Lynn

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