Sail 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

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Team USA-11 in joint collaboration with IL-Moro ITA-16 was exclusively introduced for companies looking for an exclusive and fun team building activity in San Diego. It is suited for all groups of people whether you like sailing or not.. The ultimate objective of the Team USA-11 is to provide one-of-a kind team building experience to people residing in San Diego, Los Angeles, or any visiting groups. In addition this sailing race and charter is open for people looking for fun group activities to do around San Diego, company outing ideas, and corporate party ideas.

Through this program the guests can develop a skill on how to manage and sail the racing yachts in an effective manner. Before taking part in this program, the participants are requested to go through the team building San diego reviews with links that are posted at bottom of this page. The crew of Team USA-11 promises a fascinating experience for the guests involved in the racing competition. This  fun group activitiy includes; witnessing exotic varieties of birds flocking, to sea lions, dolphins and other marine life cruising around the San Diego bay. Vital historical informations with respect to the America’s Cup will be briefed by one of the crew member before commencement of the race, along with other historic details of the famous San Diego Bay.

The guests will be able to smoothly handle the wheel and participate as a true sailing team during the three hour exhilarating journey. It is truly a unique hands-on experience for the valued participants. The Team USA-11 is well equipped with boats and crews  that are quite comfortable helping guests interact and participate as crew-members themselves. As a result, the guests need not worry about any sorts of sea sickness or getting wet. The team-building event includes taking amazing pictures and video of memorable moments on board. The captured videos and images are later reviewed back at the club house of Team USA-11. It is also shared via Google photos platform so each team member will easily be able to view, share and save the memories forever.

Remarkable team-work of Stars and Stripes USA-11

The internal team of Stars and Stripes USA-11 is very kind and hospitable towards the guests. They have impeccable knowledge about the history of former America Cup racing yacht competitions. It is indisputably a rewarding trip for the participants and should be definitely included in one of your San Diego itinerary. The team building activity in San Diego has received raving reviews; which can and should be reviewed by clicking here. The guests can also indulge in the corporate team building programs to refine their leadership skills,build a great team spirit and improve team work for your corporate team while having fun. The crew of Stars and Stripes USA-11 provides complete assistance once on board. During course of the racing yacht competition, a brief history of the America Cup will be narrated by an experienced guide. This is to encourage the people to take part in the event and handle the wheel with confidence. The sailing race will consist of each team and boat to have a crew of 6 experienced crew members.

Once the race has reached its final level, the guests are escorted by the crew of Stars and Stripes USA-11 to the dock. They will serve refreshments such as light snacks, beer and wine while going through the days pictures and videos.

Why choose sailing for Team Building Activity?

Each team-member will have the opportunity to practice different areas of responsibility; at the helm, manning a winch or handling a line and hoisting the sails.  Through this program, they can develop their leadership skills, while Improving communication, Enhancing emotional intelligence, Crisis management and conflict resolution, Problem solving and allows teams to celebrate in the thrill of competition. The racing yacht offers an amazing opportunity for you to witness the natural beauty of the San Diego bay.  Our Corporate team building sail is all about getting your employees or clients to work together towards a common goal. Spoil yourself at one of the most famous and highly reviewed racing competitions organized by the Stars and Stripes USA-11. This could be the best team building activities  around and it is an excellent achievement of business goals.

More advantages of taking part in this racing competition are as follows:

  • Improves communication skills
  • Amplifying emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving abilities at times of crisis situations
  • Ability to cope with various climatic conditions
  • Establishing new relationships
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Defeating barriers and obstacles
  • Creating a brand new team

Facts of Stars and Stripes USA-11

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Registration process

Stars and Stripes USA-11 is a world renowned racing yachts. They had initially conducted America Cup Sailboat Charter back in the year 1992 across the San Diego bay. The company joined their hands together with IL Moro Di Venezia ITA-16 to perform the program. The estimated duration of the racing competition is about three hours. The total price charge for adults is about one hundred dollars. Children who are aged below five years old are  not allowed to take part in this event. Those guests who are above five to eighteen years of age are required to pay seventy five dollars to attend the racing competition. If you wish to hire a private charter, please contact us here or call (619)255-4705.

The three hour exhilarating racing competition is accessible to the public seven days a week. 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. 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.


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