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Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht

Sail Stars and Stripes America's Cup Racing Yacht
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Sailing Trips > Sailing
$125
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Public 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht, Stars & Stripes USA-11. 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. Complimentary soft drinks, water, peanuts, and light snacks are all included. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos and videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay.  Optional America's Cup history presentation prior to the sail and viewing of the photos immediately afterward.  Conveniently located on Shelter Island at the Kona Kai Resort with ample free parking.

Experience the excitement of sailing aboard one of the fastest and best known America's Cup Racing Yachts in the world. Stars & Stripes USA-11 was the only yacht used by Dennis Conner in the 1992 America's Cup held in San Diego. Designed and built to be raced in San Diego weather conditions, USA-11 has twice the sail area of the 12 meter yachts from previous years. The strictly racing yacht is 78 feet long with a beam of 17 feet, a mast 115 feet tall, and a 40,000 pound keel 13 feet below water line. She has been restored to pristine condition with carbon fiber sails from modern day racers.

Each guest will be encouraged to take a turn at the helm and everyone will see what it's like to crew aboard an authentic America's Cup Racing Yacht. If interested, guests may join in grinding the winches to raise and trim the sails. Water, soft drinks, and light snacks are included. Photos and videos are taken during the sail for immediate viewing after the sail along with complimentary refreshments. The photos are uploaded overnight for free online viewing and downloads. Conveniently located at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort and Marina on Shelter Island with plenty of free parking. Souvenir shirts, caps, wind breakers and jackets are available for purchase in the office. An America's Cup history is presented 30 minutes prior to each sail. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV.

Public 3 hour sailing charters aboard the authentic 1992 America's Cup racing yacht, Stars & Stripes USA-11. 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. Complimentary soft drinks, water, peanuts, and light snacks are all included. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos and videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay.  Optional America's Cup history presentation prior to the sail and viewing of the photos immediately afterward.  Conveniently located on Shelter Island at the Kona Kai Resort with ample free parking.