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What Sailing Tours are the most popular to book in San Diego and Why?

The ultra famous and not only iconic but the fastes sailboat in San Diego Bay; can be booked for Sailling Charters and Sailing Tours; and most recently has purchase ILL Moro another world famous Racing Yacht from Italy. With the addition of the new sail boat, Stars & Stripes USA 11 is now offering team-building activities along with private sailing charters. Private Sailing Charters and Private Sailing tours are great for corporate events, team-building, family get-togethers, or you can setup racing events; where each team can race and zig zag through San Diego Bay, on two of the most pretigious sailboats in the world.

Here are a few things to consider while visiting San Diego; book the Stars & Stripes USA 11 Sailing Charter. Having been in business since 20013 the famous sailboat known as Stars & Stripes USA 11 was the exact boat that Dennis Connor won the America’s cup on in the 1980’s. The first thing that reviews from this famous sailing charter is the sheer speed of the sailboat. WIth over 1900 positive reviews most every single person cannot believe how enjoyable the sailing tour is to both sailors and non-sailors, and San Diego Bay is the third largest natural bay on the California coast and is home to thousands of pleasure craft and more than 60 Navy warships and submarines. San Diego Bay is a spectacular backdrop for many of the best activities and attractions in San Diego. Another thing that seperates this sailboat ride; is that each person will have the opportunity to take the helm, steer the boat, grind on the whinches and be part of the crew.

Most other sailing charters around San Diego, CA do NOT offer such opportunites and the majority of those sailboats can only reach a high speed of around 5-7knts. Whereas, the Stars & Stripes USA 11 will have an avergae sailing speed on 10-12knots and will occasionaly reach 14knots with some decent wind. Being able to steer and feel the power of this sailboat is an expereince like know other! Take a look at some of the reviews below to see what other sailing tour participants have had to say about this charter:

The ultra famous and not only iconic but the fastes sailboat in San Diego Bay; can be booked for Sailling Charters and Sailing Tours; and most recently has purchase ILL Moro another world famous Racing Yacht from Italy. With the addition of the new sail boat, Stars & Stripes USA 11 is now offering team-building activities along with private sailing charters. Private Sailing Charters and Private Sailing tours are great for corporate events, team-building, family get-togethers, or you can setup racing events; where each team can race and zig zag through San Diego Bay, on two of the most pretigious sailboats in the world.

Here are a few things to consider while visiting San Diego; book the Stars & Stripes USA 11 Sailing Charter. Having been in business since 20013 the famous sailboat known as Stars & Stripes USA 11 was the exact boat that Dennis Connor won the America’s cup on in the 1980’s. The first thing that reviews from this famous sailing charter is the sheer speed of the sailboat. WIth over 1900 positive reviews most every single person cannot believe how enjoyable the sailing tour is to both sailors and non-sailors, and San Diego Bay is the third largest natural bay on the California coast and is home to thousands of pleasure craft and more than 60 Navy warships and submarines. “San Diego Bay is a spectacular backdrop for many of the best activities and attractions in San Diego. Another thing that separates this sailboat ride; is that each person will have the opportunity to take the helm, steer the boat, grind on the winches and be part of the crew.

Most other sailing charters around San Diego, CA do NOT offer such opportunities and the majority of those sailboats can only reach a high speed of around 5-knots. Whereas, the Stars & Stripes USA 11 will have an average sailing speed on 10-knots and will occasionally reach knots with some decent wind. Being able to steer and feel the power of this sailboat is an expereince like know other! Take a look at some of the reviews below to see what other sailing tour participants have had to say about this charter:

People talking about San Diego’s best Sailing Charter

Great experience on the San Diego Bay

Loads of fun on the 1992 Americas cup boat. Active participation with rigging and sailing this beautiful sail boat. The massive sail is impressive. The crew is great and goes the distance to make sure everyone has a good time.

San Diego, California

I am a long time sailor of small boats so when I get a chance to go out on a classic big boat I jump. This boat was involved in the ’92 America’s cup. It’s a racing machine and yet the ride on the water…More

I had a sail boat many years ago. A San Juan 24’ named Sun Shine Express. How I loved to sail. I had to sell her and many years later I bought a smaller sail boat. Fun but not as exciting. To the point, we…

Sailing Stars & Stripes USA-11

Just stepping on the boat was amazing, being able to raise the mainsail, trim the headsail and drive the yacht was a bucket list leader for me. Awesome crew, great views and pretty good speed for a big boat. Daughter had a great time. Loved watching the Americas Cup with these boats, Stars & Stripes was my favorite and still is. Great job USA-11. Must do when in San Diego!

 San Diego, California

Reviewed July 15, 2018

This is a great way to see San Diego’s Big Bay and have fun doing it. Don’t worry that you are going to get thrashed around and seasick unless it is a super, super, SUPER windy day and there are huge white caps all over the bay. Even then this boat is so well designed and smooth I doubt even then you would get sick. But then that could be fun too 😉 With that being said you do not want to go out on a dead calm day either because you will miss the whole fun of sailing with the sails up.

The regular large boat bay cruises I have been on are fun but I think this one is the BEST. 

They tack back and forth across the bay so you REALLY get to see much more of the bay then if you just past by something once which is what happens on the bay cruises.

In addition you will get a chance to steer the boat and take a turn at the cranks for bringing the sails up and tacking so you get to experience a bit of what is was like to race this boat.

The crew is super nice and the 3 hours seems to go by way too fast.

So if you are from out of town or even a local I highly recommend this trip. 

And as long as you are down on Shelter Island there are several restaurants that have great views after your sail like the Bali Hai or Coastterra or if it is a nice day reserve an outside table at the Kona Kai’s Vessel’s restaurant and get a nice view of your boat and the Kona Kai marina while you dine. And don’t forget to save time to walk beautiful Shelter Island.

Tip- Make sure to get there early to watch the video presentation that takes place 30 minutes BEFORE the sail. Even if you think you know everything about sailing and the America’s Cup it is very interesting and makes the sail that much more fun.

Also the crew is 90% volunteer so if you enjoyed your sail I am sure they would appreciate a tip which you can drop in the jar after the sail which is located in the office

And no need for a cell phone or camera that you could lose overboard because they will take all the pictures and send them to your email address for no extra charge!

Thank you to the crew of Stars and Stripes. My family had a great time on July 29, 2018. We really enjoyed the history of the Americas Cup races. B and Pete also gave us great information and history of other ships and sites around the bay. We loved steering and working the wenches. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful sail. We were in great hands with Lynn and Ross. Wish we could go every week.

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Most wedding couples would host a brunch the day after, but not us!! We took our family sailing on Stars & Stripes USA 11!!! What a fantastic way to show our fabulous city on the calm waters of San Diego Bay. From 5 to 85 years old…a great time was had by all. Lynn and Bee Hanna were such a delight to coordinate all the details as well as sail with us!! WOW, now that’s customer service! They even sent us a link of photos Bee took during our sail, to share with our family!!! Just an incredible day and a wonderful way to wrap up our wedding weekend! Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins

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