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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht
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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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“america's cup” (143 reviews)
“captain lynn” (66 reviews)
“san diego bay” (103 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a wonderful afternoon on Stars & Stripes USA-11. All of the crew and support staff were outstanding. We would recommend this without a doubt - it was the highlight of our week in San Diego. Bill, MaryLynn, Joe, and Peggy.

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your comments and we're happy that could provide a memorable event for your trip to San Diego.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time out on the Bay with the Stars and Stripes. Everyone was so nice and professional. They love sailing and it shows! We could do as much or as little as we wanted. Everyone was knowledgeable and the history is really...More

Thank cmx2018
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and it's good to know we are offering an enjoyable San Diego experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brief talk on the history of the America's Cup race was a great way to start the experience! The sail was fabulous! The host and hostess made sure that everyone was comfortable and they allowed anyone who had an interest to participate as a...More

Thank Jan S
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for such a thorough review of our experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience for the novice and experienced sailor. Wonderful day on the Stars and Stripes. Crew is the best, educational and a bucket list definite

Thank Roy A
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and we enjoyed having you on board. We hope you will come back soon for another America's Cup experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chance to be part of sailing an America's Cup class racing yacht of the 12 meter days. The opportunity to not only grind, but to also drive this wonderful boat, should not be missed. We were 13.5 knots at one point. The...More

Thank pdq2018
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for you comments and we're very happy that you enjoyed your time aboard Stars & Stripes .

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For a non-sailor this is a fun activity sailing around San Diego bay. One couple on my trip had sailed the previous day and came back for more. However, for a sailor this is a chance to sail a 20-year old light-wind Ferrari. We only...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Wonderful experience. Very nice and knowledgeable team. They let everyone to take part, according to their wish and ability.

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

It was a pleasure having a fellow skipper join us for a sail aboard Stars & Stripes.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A wonderful experience! If you get a chance to sail the Stars & Stripes.. do it! What a thrill to "grind" and be part of the team. It was so fun to sail FAST with an experienced crew dedicated to making your experience super special!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with several guys from a retreat. Most from the Midwest. I sail sometimes and don’t enjoy it. This was great! Super views, boat was very stable and fast. Fun to steer (they let you). You get to grind and help out. The captain...More

Thank JimW551
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thanks for the nice words and happy to hear even a non-sailor had fun.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great day out on the water throughout San Diego Bay. And they put you to work (if you want to!) - grinding, steering the racing boat. The crew was so knowledgeable about all the surroundings in particular the military boats. Highly recommend for...More

Thank VivaciousVal
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margaretmyrtle
4 August 2017|
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$125 for adults and $75 for 18 & under.
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Katie T
3 August 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
We have the required US Coast Guard off-shore life jacket Type 1 PFD for persons weighing more than 90 pounds. It would probably not fit anyone over about a 250 pounds.
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sawbone
15 February 2017|
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As an authentic America's Cup racing yacht, there are no bathrooms, beds, galleys or other conveniences on board. Just a marine head for emergencies.
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