Stars & Stripes USA-11 and IL Moro ITA-16 provide a one of a kind team building program that demonstrates the value of the team with an exhilarating sailing race on the San Diego Bay!
Our authentic America’s Cup racing yachts provide the perfect venue for team building and/corporate sailing charters; dividing your team into groups to race one another. Stars & Stripes USA-11 and IL Moro ITA-16 both competed in the America’s Cup venue held here in San Diego in 1992. Your guests will join our crew of 6 on each boat to form a team to get the maximum performance out of each racing yacht. Under the supervision of our crew, your team members will take the helm, make tactical decisions, and grind the winches to trim the sails. We will have a series of 3 races up and down San Diego Bay to see which team can make the claim of America’s Cup winners. Prior to the sail, we will provide a brief history of the America’s Cup and details of each boat. During the sail, a photographer will be on board each boat to document all the action for immediate viewing afterward in our club house. The photos and videos will also be uploaded to Google Albums for later viewing online.
The price for both boats for the 3 hours on the water is $3,600. Water, soft drinks and photos are all included. There are no additional taxes or fees and crew gratuity will be at your discretion. All we require for confirmation is a 50% deposit that is refundable up to 2 weeks prior to the sail. You can choose your time frame, but recommend early afternoon for optimal wind conditions. Links to videos of a recent race follow: IL Moro leading Stars & Stripes. Stars & Stripes catching up. Grinding the winches.
Call Lynn Hanna at (619)255-4705 or use our Contact Form to book your team building or corporate charter today.
About Stars & Stripes USA-11
Stars & Stripes USA-11 is ONE of several America’s Cup racing yachts named Stars & Stripes that were used by Team Dennis Conner while competing in America’s Cup events. Our Stars & Stripes also known as USA-11, competed in the event held in San Diego in 1992. In 1987, Dennis Conner won the America’s Cup back from Australia with a 12 meter yacht named Stars & Stripes US-55. She raced in the US Virgin Islands and San Francisco before returning home to San Diego in 2006.
- Every guest taking a turn at the helm
- Rotation through all crew positions
- Time trials between teams
- Team apparel – Jackets, Polo shirts, T-shirts and Caps
- Celebrate afterwards in our office, watching photos & videos
USA-11 is an International America’s Cup Class yacht that was designed to be sailed in the moderate winds of San Diego. USA-11 is larger and has twice the sail area of the 12 meter US-55. The 28th America’s Cup was contested between the winner of the 1992 Citizen Cup defender selection series, America³, and the winner of the 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup challenger selection series, Il Moro di Venezia. Click for more info.
About IL Moro ITA-16
“Raul Gardini was born at Ravenna in 1933 the North of Italy and started sailing when he was 12. He rose from a middle-class background to become the head of the Ferruzzi Group, a $30-billion agricultural, chemical and financial empire founded by his wife’s father.” More info here.
” Il Moro di Venezia I (sail number ITA 01), launched in Venice ‘s March 11 1990
” Il Moro di Venezia II (sail number ITA 07), launched in Puerto Portals on August 7 1990
” Il Moro di Venezia III (sail number ITA 15), launched in San Diego on April 15 1991
” Il Moro di Venezia IV (sail number ITA 16), launched in San Diego on June 15 1991
” Il Moro di Venezia V (sail number ITA 25), launched in San Diego on December 16 1991
The boat was purchased by a group in California, shipped to Port Hueneme and taken to Ventura Harbor Boat Yard. The boat spent several years in Ventura and was sold to Steve Pattison and Mark Niblack of Carbon Performance Sailing, LLC. Their company owns the 1992 America’s Cup yacht Stars & Stripes (USA-11) and charters it in San Diego as well as racing it in local races. Carbon Performance Sailing does business as SAIL USA-11 and TEAM USA-11 and can be found on the web at www.sailusa11.com