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Explore Sailing - America's Cup Sailing Experience

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Address: Wharf 9, King Street Wharf, | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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+61 2 9660 9133

Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class...

Experience the thrill of sailing onboard an actual America's Cup class yacht, AUS21 or AUS40! A must for sailing enthusiasts and perfect for anyone looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore Sydney Harbour. On the day of your 2.5 hour America's Cup sailing experience, you’ll be welcomed onboard the yacht in Darling Harbour and a safety briefing will be presented by our professional sailing crew. Before long, the sails are hoisted and it’s time to set sail from underneath the stunning Harbour Bridge and onwards towards Manly, past some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Glide under the Harbour Bridge and past the famous Sydney Opera House and watch the city skyline fade in the distance as we power our way around magnificent Sydney Harbour.

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Excellent way to see the Harbor

4 hour race on the harbor with these guys went miles beyond expectation. Quality boat crewed by a bunch of excellent guys. A much more interactive way to see the best harbor in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

4 hour race on the harbor with these guys went miles beyond expectation. Quality boat crewed by a bunch of excellent guys. A much more interactive way to see the best harbor in the world than a boring cruise boat. We were involved in helping the boat race, assisting with tacking, gybing, hoisting sales etc. Epic The staff were all... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

An 'epic' sail sailing around Sydney Harbour on this great America's Cup yacht was an experience never to be forgotten. The crew were very experienced and great fun. It really was a sail of a lifetime.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Combine a fantastic sunny day of 28 degrees with moderate winds and there is only one place to be.....on Sydney Harbour on a fast sailing yacht. The crew are experts in their field and engage with you to assist in the sailing. You even get the chance to take charge of the wheel. You don't get an armchair ride however... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I had an amazing time sailing around Sydney Harbour in an America's Cup yacht on Saturday afternoon. The crew were very knowledgeable and our safety was their primary concern. Having said that it was also a lot of fun because you were able to participate with the operation of the boat by working the grinders and/or steering the boat. It... More 

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Mount Vernon, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Australia. Great group of sailors and team members from other countries. Harbour was beautiful for our Wednesday race day. I even saved my souvenir cannister from my Life vest! Fun times. Thanks Sam & Marsha from Missouri USA

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great crew, lovely 2 hour excursion. They sail the harbour everyday, get out there and join them. Safety conscious and organized. Fun hands on experience. Get ready to help raise and lower the sails as well as steer the ship.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We booked this 1992 America's cup racer and were surprised that we went racing on the bay. The regatta was stunning and great fun. Make sure you take a sweater or wind stopper, on a cloudy day this get's chilly.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

What can we say. What a brilliant day out on the harbour we had. We were actually in a race with everyone on board doing their bit. Well almost everyone. As I am a little slow in moving about I did not do the grinders etc, however, was able to move from side to side when tacking reasonably easy. It... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A quick spin in the harbour. Sailing more like 2hrs after setting the sail. Boat is nice, amazingly agile. We were lucky to have little of wind 15-20kn and you could really feel the performance potential of the big dinghy. For a sailor the painful part is that you are not allowed to do any of the trimming etc. You... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to see the many shores of Sydney Harbor. Sailed almost to Manly and back. Crew lets you assist in minor sailing duties, including steering the ship. If the weather holds, highly recommend. Terrific views of all the highlights of Sydney (Opera House, Harbour Bridge, etc...)

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