Sailing San Diego Bay on Stars & Stripes USA-11 is an extraordinary experience because it is an interactive sail on a historic vessel. Stars & Stripes USA-11 is an authentic America’s Cup racing yacht that has been completely restored to immaculate condition.
A History of USA-11
In 1992 the International America’s Cup Class (IACC) of yachts was introduced, replacing the 12-meter class that had been used since 1958. Designed by David Pedrick and Bruce Nelson and built by Eric Goetz in Rhode Island, Stars & Stripes, USA-11 was Dennis Conner’s first IACC boat.
In 1995, Stars & Stripes USA-11 was used by Dennis Conner in his 1995 campaign as a trial horse and then sold to the US Virgin Islands America’s Cup Challenge to be used in the 2000 America’s Cup races. After surviving several hurricanes, USA-11 was purchased in 2002, shipped to Miami to be completely refurbished and then sent across the country to be part of the San Francisco Challenge Series fleet. In 2006, Steve Pattison and Mark Niblack bought her and brought her home to San Diego.
Stars & Stripes USA-11: