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Unlike other “sailing adventures” where they motor most of the way, this was a true hands-on, all-out, rocketship ride!
I’ve been sailing for more than 40 years on 3 continents and own a boat on San Francisco Bay, and this was BY FAR the best sailing experience I’ve had. The crew is competent yet laid-back, the weather conditions were perfect, the venue interesting, and the opportunity to drive the boat was a real thrill. Heading upwind we made 11 knots boatspeed within a few seconds of tacking, and we weren’t even pushing the limits.
Thanks to Captain Len and the whole crew who made our journey so enjoyable. I don’t know what the other charter companies are like, but USA11.com gave us a three hour tour that was worth far more than what we paid (but don’t tell them that!). Next time we’re in San Diego, we’ll definitely do it again.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. The crew was awesome, the sailboat was incredible, and the “do-it-yourself” aspect was an experience like no other. Bonus: Everyone was so welcoming! The moment we walked up to the office, we were greeted with a friendly, “Hi! Will you be sailing with us today?” One caution: make sure you secure your belongings. They offer to take all of your things and put them in a secure spot for you, DO IT! The sailboat tips pretty far when turning…and let’s just say I should have kept better watch over my digital camera (which fish are now snacking on at the bottom of San Diego Bay). I would recommend this company to ANYONE. Whether you are a novice, like myself, or an experienced sailor, you will have a great time, guaranteed. =D
I took my girlfriend on this after reading reviews from Tripadvisor. It the highlight of our trip! The boat is just amazing. I have never been on sailboat before in my life, so I didn’t know what to expect. Also I usually get sea sick on boats and was a little worried but I didn’t feel a thing on this boat. My girlfriend and I are very active and were excited to help on the boat, we were put to work in no time. We were using the cranks to move the sails and even got to drive the boat. You can be involved as much as you like. Some folks liked to sit while a few others were really involved like us. The volunteer crew was very nice and friendly and explained how the boat worked. The bay had a nice wind and it was great to see the beautiful harbor on this amazing vessel. I can’t wait to do this again! I am already making plans to come back.
If you want to do something unique and fun that you will be talking about for a long time, this is it! This is a wonderful company with great people. The cost was $100/person and worth every penny.
Sailing with thie crew of the Sail USA is great way to spend the day. Crew is great!
Friendly and experienced. They know thier way around a boat and will teach you all about sailing. It was great fun to participate in the sail or chill on the deck when you wanted too. Sails Manager Marnie Buddo is super friendly and helpful on and off the boat. These guys are the best!
I’d highly recommend this trip. Don’t miss it! 🙂
My sweetheart and I had a wonderful afternoon sailing on the USA-11. It was an amazing experience to be on this sailing/racing yacht – first time for us on anything like it. We sailed pretty fast at times, but we always felt safe. Those of us who wanted to do so got to help put up the sails and even steer (the captain was at the helm too). It was amazing to feel how the sails caught the wind and propelled us forward. When we would turn it was quite interesting to see the coordination of the crew in handling the sails and rigging and we could help with that too if we wanted. It was just a great time out on the bay. The captain and crew were very nice and friendly and made sure we were comfortable. We will definitely be doing this again!
Sailing with the friendly crew was an outstanding experience. the boat is pristine and catching the winds on the sails is an an awesome sight. The crew , along with its volunteers warmly welcomes everyone and gives all passengers an opportunity to assist in the sailing, which is pretty thrilling. Would definitely say this is a must do event for anyone in the San Diego area and we plan to do this everytime we come to the area!
For anyone who may worry that they may get seasick, this boat just glides on the water-it truly is glorious!
Outstanding experience that’ll create lifelong memories! Interact with a knowledgeable experienced staff that have a great sense of humor. Can either relax and observe or have spend an abundance of time with hands on experience grinding (raising the sails) or steering this impressive sail boat. This large boat is unexpectedly and impressively responsive. Many photo opportunities. The kind staff are enthusiastic about helping take photos from beautiful and creative angles. Have already suggested this trip to friends and relatives. A definite must do!
My mom was visiting and we wanted to do something fun and different. the people we met aboard SAIL USA-11 were so friendly and helpful. We even took turn steering the boat! I photograph groups and families having Unique Photo Adventures and I will definitely recommend this to my clients and friends.
My first time sailing, and it was amazing. Reading about sailing or watching it on TV is nothing like being there. The energy of the wind, the sails, and the water plus the friendliness of the crew made the $100 cost worth it. It was 2.5 hours of fun in the sun on one of the most beautiful bays in the nation with outstanding views of landmarks, attractions, and other points of interest.
This was one of the best birthday presents I’ve ever had … I can wait for the next chance to go sailing with these guys and gal.
Having spent several years living in not far from Newport RI, I was well aware of the prestige of America’s Cup racing. It was the fulfillment of a life long dream to be able sail on an AC boat and then the real bonus, to be at the wheel of an AC boat, truly remarkable.
SAILUSA11 is an awesome boat with an enthusiastic, fun & knowledgeable crew. I would recommend SailUSA11 to anybody who is interested or will even listen.