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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As non-sailing mid-westerners, we sailed Stars & Stripes six years ago and enjoyed it so much that we committed to doing it again sometime with the kids. Mission accomplished! While visiting San Diego recently on spring break, we recently took our four kids (18,16,13,10) along...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank siouxpervan
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and great review. I'm so glad all of you had a great time sailing aboard Stars & Stripes! It's always fun to see kids the age of yours actually become part of our crew...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband’s birthday was such a special day because of Lynn, his wife and the entire crew of Stars and Stripes! The weather had threatened to be rainy but that did not stop us (the weather in San Diego is almost always great), and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so glad your husband got to celebrate his birthday aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11. And thank goodness that the rain didn't materialize! Wind must have been out of the South for us to be able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish. I arrived early to hear the optional history on the America’s Cup and was rewarded by a very interesting talk with some great slides. I liked the fact that there was no mucking around on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MarkGladding
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark, It was nice having an Aussie onboard! And thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. As you gathered, we feel so fortunate to be able to share the experience of Stars & Stripes which includes raising and trimming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly knowledgeable crew and magnificent sailboat. It feels like driving a formula 1. These boats are the peak of monohulls. I could not stop smiling. My trip was a few years ago. The date selected below is in error because it Didn't go back far...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review! I'm glad you have a lasting memory of sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11. Our boat was built to be raced right here in San Diego, more specifically in our light to moderate winds. We feel fortunate to be able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in San Diego for a large conference. We specifically planned our travel to arrange time for an afternoon on Stars and Stripes. It was the best. The crew/owners are wonderful. I asked a lot of questions about Stars and Stripes,...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing the great review! I'm so glad you and your wife had a wonderful time aboard our Stars & Stripes USA-11. We take it as a great compliment that you would plan your trip to allow enough time to sail with us,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Feel the power and excitement of this sail......so fun, get involved in the cranks controlling the sails....and the power of the wind. LIfe is about creating great memories and this was one for us.More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. I agree with you, life is about creating great memories. By allowing guests to "crew" for an afternoon sail on San Diego Bay aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, we have hoped that guests like you would have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole family had a great time sailing around the bay. Everyone including the kids (8 & 10) were able to take a turn at the helm. The environment was very welcoming and the crew is great. I highly recommend making this part of any...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad all of you had a great time sailing aboard Stars & Stripes! And thank you for the nice review. It's always fun to see kids the age of yours actually become part of our crew by grinding pedestals to turn the winches...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat is designed well and it is faster than the wind. The staff and passengers were friendly. I got a great video as well.More

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Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Steven D
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Steven for taking the time to write a review. And I'm so glad you had fun while sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11! I hope you will be able to return again soon, and once again enjoy our big sailboat gliding across San Diego...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for adventure and some excitement in San Diego, take a ride on an 80 foot piece of history.More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review! We're now in our thirteenth year of business and still find sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11 exciting! With an eleven story high mast and nearly 4,000 square feet of sail area, we not only tower above average sailboats, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful trip on an amazing boat with loads of history. Very friendly skipper and crew, a location that can't be beat, and San Diego weather. One of our favorite outings in a great town!@More

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Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sunshine57147265050
Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for the great review! I'm glad you had a wonderful 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...More

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margaretmyrtle
4 August 2017|
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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
$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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