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Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11

1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
+1 619-255-4705
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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” (142 reviews)
“captain lynn” (66 reviews)
“san diego bay” (101 reviews)
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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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"racing boat"
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"entire crew"
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"friendly crew"
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"great boat"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"bucket list"
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"an amazing experience"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stepping on the boat was amazing, being able to raise the mainsail, trim the headsail and drive the yacht was a bucket list leader for me. Awesome crew, great views and pretty good speed for a big boat. Daughter had a great time. Loved...More

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the comprehensive review of sailing aboard Stars & Stripe on San Diego Bay and good to know your daughter also had fun.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to see San Diego's Big Bay and have fun doing it. Don't worry that you are going to get thrashed around and seasick unless it is a super, super, SUPER windy day and there are huge white caps all over...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before the sail and take advantage of the history of the American Cup. You can tell that the Crew that works on the sail boat LOVES what they do. We took both our teenage sons (13 &16) they had...More

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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks for the great review and glad to hear that the teenagers had fun. We look forward to having you back next year.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great time, weather always perfect in SD. Wonderful views of the city, harbor, Midway, Coronado, and all the boats on the water. Very fun (and safe). The Captain (Lynn) and crew made everyone feel part of the crew. Seeing the other America's cup boat (Il...More

Thank Mark R
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give future travelers an excellent overview of our venue. We hope to see you back on board one of our America's Cup racing yachts in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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 12 June 2018

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 7 June 2018

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 7 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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 3 June 2018

Thanks for such a thorough review of our experience.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 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 29 May 2018

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 21 May 2018

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

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

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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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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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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Response from Captain_Lynn | Property representative |
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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