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“A great hands-on sailing adventure for everyone”

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 November 28, 2010

We had been in San Diego for the 1995 America's Cup and are avid racing sailors from Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario. When looking for things to do on Trip Advisor, we noticed this attraction and the many favourable comments.

We really enjoyed the opportunity to have a hands-on experience sailing one of these great boats. Ther crew were wonderful and we even met a fellow Canadian crew member!

The sail would be great for anyone who likes boats and the water.

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Reviewed November 3, 2010

A group of friends and I booked SAIL USA in August of this year. We sailed on the Stars and Stripes, Dennis Connor's America's Cup boat. It was truly a great experience. The crew was friendly, relaxed and made us feel welcome. We were so welcome, that we got to help hoist the sails, man the cranks for the jib and give S&S a steer. We had excellent weather during San Diego's chilly summer and the wind gave us a great ride. Our excursion took us around San Diego bay, allowing us to get a great tour of the place and watch all the US Navy ships buzzing about. The only regret we had was that we couldn't exit the bay and get the spinnaker going! The wind was perfect for that. Next time we'll arrange for a private outing. I can highly recommend the crew. The price was right, the weather was great, the experience unique and the crew very professional. I can highly recommend this to anyone who wants a unique San Diego outing. My only tip is that you give yourself enough time to arrive in time to make the boat. The Marina can be difficult to find if you don't know your way around the area. Failing that, call Marnie and have her give you the scoop.

Thank JMW1970
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

Sailing USA-11 is a fantastic way to experience San Diego from the water. We were able to help the crew in all major tasks to sail the boat and we were even allowed to steer the ship in several maneuvers. The crew was all just so friendly and we had some great talks with them. This was by far one of the best activities we have done on our trip down the west coast.

Thank SwissGlobalTraveler
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

If you are visiting San Diego put this on the top of your list!! Our family had an exhilirating time sailing with Lynn & his crew. They took the time to give the kids a real hands on experience- which they loved!! There is no experience that comes close to the thrill & awe you will feel for 3 solid hours!!

Thank ChicagirlGE
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

A high-speed, open-water racer of a ride you'll never forget! The crew was fantastic; professional but very friendly, allowing passengers to do as much or as little as desired. Captain Lynn makes sure everyone gets to take the helm and offers tatical guidance plus information about the wealth of interesting sights (not to mention some "insider info" on the sailing community). Even grinding the winches was fun, and our teenagers not only got into it but enjoyed talking about sailing with the crew. No better way to see SD than from the water and this is the way to do it. Cannot say enough about the super crew and their friendly ways. What a thrill!

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