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“Sailing with the USA-11 crew was AWESOME!!!”

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 February 15, 2011

thank you very much for a fantastic sailing experience during my recent trip to San Diego. I’ve told several of my sailing friends about the fun we had and they’ve added it to their “bucket list” as well. Thanks again and I’ll definitely book another trip with you and your crew the next time I’m in San Diego! We sailed all afternoon at 10+ knots!!!

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Reviewed February 11, 2011

I had never ridden a sailboat before, so I took a cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the USA-11. The crew allowed the passengers to assist with the sailing, or to just sit back and enjoy the tack'n'jibing through the scenic harbor waters. I didn't realize just how lucky I was until I got back home and told the story to friends and coworkers that own sailboats. Quoting one friend - "I am dripping with envy! I have a 16' sailboat. In my dreams I'd get on a boat like that, even for a three hour cruise!"

Thank gcw1957
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

This past weekend I had the opportunity to sail aboard the USA11. It was an amazing experience. The boat was beautiful, weather was gorgeous, and the crew was fantastic. I actually had never been a sailboat and the crew went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. They also explained a lot about the logistics about sailing and allowed everyone on board to be a part of the crew if they wanted to participated. Major thumbs up!

Thank lorth23
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

For sailors: No sitting on your butt. Get up and grind! If you're a fan of sailing, this is an experience on par with (if not better than) sailing a 12 Meter. The 12 Meters may get all the play but the IACC boats are the next generation and are bigger and better (with some notable exceptions like the Australian boat). USA-11 has been beefed up to comply with coast guard regs for a charter vessel but it's definitely still a thoroughbred and getting your hands dirty by helping with the sailing really shows you why the AC teams had to employ some serious athletes. For the truly hard core sailors, know that the boat is prevented from sailing under spinnaker on charter because of Coast Guard Rules.

For non-sailors: Get ready for a fun ride. Sit back and watch for a while and then decide if you want to get in on the sailing action. If you choose not to, there's plenty to see from the wildlife in the Bay (ranges from sea lions and seals to the occasional whale), the other sailboats, and the impressive Navy ships all around. The boat heels (tilts a bit) with the wind but it's totally safe so find a seat and enjoy the ride!

Thank beanmaster
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

Our sail on the America's Cup, "Stars and Stripes" exceeded our expectations. The weather was perfect with wind that got us up to 12.2 knots! The friendly and knowledgable crew allowed us to participate in the operation of jibes and tacks. The fun really began when we encountered the sister ship "Abracadaba" and challenged her to a race.
Like all good things, the three hour cruise ended too soon.
We'll definitely do it again.

Thank wagsduo
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