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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” (142 reviews)
“captain lynn” (66 reviews)
“san diego bay” (102 reviews)
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1551 Shelter Island Dr, Kona Kai Resort and Marina, San Diego, CA 92106-3102
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"racing yacht"
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"spend an afternoon"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Stars & Stripes experience provided by skipper Rod and his side kick Bee is nothing short of FANTASTIC! Lots of opportunity to participate in many ways or just sit back and relax enjoying the San Diego views. My boy and I participated in the...More

Thank Jon B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a thrill and privilege to be on this beautiful boat with its skilled crew, knowledgeable and gracious hosts and awe-inspiring view of San Diego. Everyone gets a chance to steer! Sailing Stars & Stripes deserves a spot at the top of the list...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

If you want a comfortable, interesting, exciting sailing trip in San Diego, this is the trip. You can participate in the operation of the sail as much or as little as you wish. It's your choice, however, I found it exciting to participate in the...More

Thank SailingSandy
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful and comprehensive review. It's great to know that our America's Cup sailing experience is appreciated by fun loving and adventurous travelers.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a lovely sail. Light breeze but S&S got up to 13 Kts.! Lots of time at the helm. Very nice people. Great for experienced sailors and beginners too!

Thank DanScheuer
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

We enjoyed having an experienced sailor on board and thanks for the very thoughtful review.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

There's not much that can match taking the helm of an America's Cup racer, and Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11 makes it fun and easy. Friendly and knowledgeable crew.

Thank Tom M
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks and happy to hear you enjoyed the speed of an authentic America's Cup racing yacht on San Diego Bay.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We have sailed extensively around various parts of the world. This was by far the best crew and experience ever. Lynn the captain made everyone feel absolutely at home and involved on this afternoon sail. We got some good wind and some serious sailing in...More

Thank banditnme
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Captain_Lynn, Owner at Sail Stars & Stripes USA-11, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for your review and we always enjoy having fellow sailors on board.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We booked a team building event on the Stars & Stripes and it was fantastic! Lynn & Bee are such sweet awesome people and they and their crew gave us such a wonderful experience. First Bee gave a great presentation of the history of the...More

Thank Erica S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We sail out from port with the Crew (all of them very gentle and warm) and we sail throw the bay with this amazing sailboat that is part of the sailing history... They let us to take stearing and do a lot of things. After...More

Thank MartinScaine
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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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