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America's Cup Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay: Race Day

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    Your trip will begin by checking in at Gate B, Pier 39 fifteen minutes prior to departure (Gate B is located behind the Aquarium of the Bay on the east side of Pier 39 close to The Embarcadero). Upon departure we will introduce the crew, have a safety brief, and share some history about the yacht. Then it is time hoist the sails and head to the start line!

    Participation is encouraged! With a mast that reaches 11 stories high, everything is big and powerful. You get to fill active crew roles and will have the opportunity to spin the sail trim controls known as “coffee grinders,” take your turn at the helm, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride on this high-performance America’s Cup racing yacht.

    While we are sailing you will enjoy close racing and thrilling action as we jockey for position in the race fleet. We have complimentary water and energy bars available during the sail. There are no restroom facilities aboard this race yacht so we will instruct you where to use the restroom on land before departure.

    Our crew enjoys sharing their knowledge about the America’s Cup and sailing on San Francisco Bay so bring lots of questions. If you enjoy your experience, gratuities for the crew are greatly appreciated.

    Both your Captain and the yacht are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard for passenger service. USA 76 is a very stable yacht and sea sickness is never a problem for our guests. USA 76 can accommodate up to 20 guests at a time.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    This was a gift from my wife, I had so much fun helping the crew in the race, seeing the awesome tech of the boat, hearing the captain discuss strategies and his reasons for tacking/ jibing etc when and where he did. Frankly after leaving...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank gcaliforniax
    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    This was an AWESOME experience. Thank you Max, Kira, Peter and Captain Jon for sharing your knowledge!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Audrey F
    Reviewed 11 March 2019

    Easy to sign up and easy to enroll. sailing with professionals who were super friendly and knowledgable was great. I liked the race day because it added the thrill of a race to the sailing but I suspect day sail is also fun. The crew...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Oded H
    Reviewed 5 March 2019

    Sailing on USA 76 was a great experience! The boat crew were very friendly and kept everyone involved the whole time! We learned a lot about racing strategy and sailing! I would recommend this to everyone who is interested in a hands on sailing experience.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank brencahill
    Reviewed 23 July 2018

    USA-76 is a full on America's Cup speed machine. A veteran of the 2003 America's Cup regatta, won by Switzerland's Alinghi in Auckland, NZ. Later in 2003 it beat Alinghi in match races in SF Bay. The boat is 84 ft of carbon fiber, with...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Ice_Station_Zebra
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