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My husband and I went on the tour the day after our wedding with some of our family. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too chilly. The crew was very friendly and informative. It didn’t seem like you were out there for 3 hours… because it was so fun. I think we could have spent all day our there it was so cool. You would think you would get sea sick but not all. Just be prepared for when the boat switches directions and you find yourself either on the high side or the low side of the boat. The crew made everyone feel a part of the experience by including them in the navigation of the boat. Even if you live in San Diego, you should make the trip. It is a very different view of downtown. I have lived here for several years and gone down to the uss midway, seaport village, etc… but it is so cool to be out on a sail boat and have everyone wave as you go by.

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One of the best things to do in San Diego! Sail the best, with the best! These guys know their stuff and it shows. I took an out of town friend who is not easily impressed or excited….he still talks about how cool this was.

thanks for a great day out!

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After almost signing up for the “lessor” tour that was half the price and half the time….also would have been half the ship, I’m THRILLED that I chose SailUSA11. 

A beautiful day for sailing on July 2, 2011. There were only 3 other “tourists” on-board and we all got a nice long time in sailing the boat. We also could be as involved as we chose to be. All of us assisted in raising the main sail, which is just about 11 stories tall and man, hard work.

Great people, very knowledgable and willing to answer every question you might have.

Thanks for a great afternoon!

We have spent several memorable vacations in the San Diego area, but sailing on Stars & Stripes/USA 11 was the most unforgettable Independence Day experience we’ve had. Captain Lynn and his volunteer crew were welcoming and their cordial charm was unforced; they were clearly glad to be sailing on the beautiful bay on a beautiful vessel. I don’t remember ever feeling so relaxed and joyful at the same time, and the three hours absolutely flew by. Having seen and done so many wonderful things in San Diego, the Stars & Stripes is at the top of the not-to-be-missed list.



Sailing on USA-11 is a dream come true for anyone with any interest in sailing, even if you’ve never done it before. Sit back and relax or get in on the action. You’ll have a blast being the center of attention for the entire bay as you silently pass all the other sailboats.

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I found this on Trip Advisor and it stuck out as something different. I love sailing and the water, but this was a truly unique experience sailing on an America’s Cup yacht. My wife and kids are not sailors nor fond of the water and this was the highlight of their trip. Can’t say enough about the friendly and informative crew. They were great. HIGHLY recommended.

This is what bucket list’s are made of. Sailing at it’s finest on a perfect sunny day with just the right amount of wind in San Diego Bay. Beautifully maintained sailboat by a professional and personal crew. They even let me sail It !


I decided to take the splurge after reading all the great reviews. I thought if the trip could be half as great as all the reviews it would be worth it, was I wrong. It was better than all the reviews. and more than we could have imagined. I am 51 and had never sailed before and neither had any of my children, ages 25,23,and 19.
We ALL and I mean ALL could not stop smiling and saying this will be a day that will always be remembered. The boat is super clean, the staff treat you like royalty. The views, the snacks, drinks, and the trivia history on everything we saw was beyond top notch. I also need to add that I sent the captain an email at 10:00pm asking if by chance he had an opening for the next day. I told him to call asap so we could make other plans. Much to my surprise he called me within 10 minutes and said he wasn’t planning on going out tom. I understood and he asked if we could go the following day. Unfortunately I told him we were leaving and could not. He told me to give him some time to see if he could round up a crew. 15 minutes later he called and said we were own for one the next day. A couple of minutes later I was reading a detail emailed with directions etc. This boat is huge and takes at least 7 to operate. The crew went out of their way to explain everything and we all had fun helping. The crew are all professionals that LOVE sailing. My youngest boy,19, told the captain anytime (early or not) he needed an extra gopher or scrubber to call him and he would do just about anything for a chance to ride again.He lives in Pacific Beach. Again this is a teenager willing to wake up early and work for free, scrubbing decks, just for a chance to sail again-this should say it all.
This is one thing you need to do. I am a public school teacher and have a tight budget and this was splurge, hence the 10 pm email .I had spent three hours reading every review I could find on the boat. It was worth 3x the price and the many memories are priceless. Just do it! We bounded together as a family. This is great for people of all ages. Don’t worry about getting seasick it is so smooth sailing. The only thing that would have made it better was being able to stay and do it again.

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I had a great time on the Stars and Stripes USA-11. The sail was very relaxing, even when we were going 11knots. We saw the beautiful city of San Diego and sailed under the Coronado Bridge. We all had a chance at the helm and the skipper was very patient with us. After the three hour sail we watched pics and videos of the trip with a drink in hand and smiles on our faces. Thank you Lynn and crew!!!


I just had the most extraordinary sailing experience among Stars & Stripes USA11 for Memorial Day Weekend ’11. Lynn Hanna, Captain, is such a kind, sweet gentleman who let everyone practice in helming the boat & a native of Bastrop, TX! If you’re wanting to learn sailing & actually help out the crew, than this is the experience for you! The crew that I met, Marnie & Mario were absolutely polite & courteous & happy to have you on board! As a beginner sailor, this experience has taught me simple sailing basics & techniques. If you’re used to driving w/the tiller like me, this would be great for you because Lynn will let you practice on steering the helm & preparing to tack when changing your course of direction! I have a passion for the water, and this experience exceeded all my expectations & more. Thank all of you guys among Stars & Stripes USA11 for the highlight of my first San Diego trip!! 

~Noelle A. Muñoz