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“Fun Afternoon of Sailing!”

Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11
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$125.00*
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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 June 19, 2010

My sweetheart and I had a wonderful afternoon sailing on the USA-11. It was an amazing experience to be on this sailing/racing yacht - first time for us on anything like it. We sailed pretty fast at times, but we always felt safe. Those of us who wanted to do so got to help put up the sails and even steer (the captain was at the helm too). It was amazing to feel how the sails caught the wind and propelled us forward. When we would turn it was quite interesting to see the coordination of the crew in handling the sails and rigging and we could help with that too if we wanted. It was just a great time out on the bay. The captain and crew were very nice and friendly and made sure we were comfortable. We will definitely be doing this again!

Thank RL256
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Reviewed June 15, 2010

Sailing with the friendly crew was an outstanding experience. the boat is pristine and catching the winds on the sails is an an awesome sight. The crew , along with its volunteers warmly welcomes everyone and gives all passengers an opportunity to assist in the sailing, which is pretty thrilling. Would definitely say this is a must do event for anyone in the San Diego area and we plan to do this everytime we come to the area!
For anyone who may worry that they may get seasick, this boat just glides on the water-it truly is glorious!

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Reviewed June 15, 2010

Outstanding experience that'll create lifelong memories! Interact with a knowledgeable experienced staff that have a great sense of humor. Can either relax and observe or have spend an abundance of time with hands on experience grinding (raising the sails) or steering this impressive sail boat. This large boat is unexpectedly and impressively responsive. Many photo opportunities. The kind staff are enthusiastic about helping take photos from beautiful and creative angles. Have already suggested this trip to friends and relatives. A definite must do!

Thank cowgirlcali4nia
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

My mom was visiting and we wanted to do something fun and different. the people we met aboard SAIL USA-11 were so friendly and helpful. We even took turn steering the boat! I photograph groups and families having Unique Photo Adventures and I will definitely recommend this to my clients and friends.

Thank GuidedByImagination
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Reviewed June 12, 2010

My first time sailing, and it was amazing. Reading about sailing or watching it on TV is nothing like being there. The energy of the wind, the sails, and the water plus the friendliness of the crew made the $100 cost worth it. It was 2.5 hours of fun in the sun on one of the most beautiful bays in the nation with outstanding views of landmarks, attractions, and other points of interest.

Thank Carlene91253
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