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  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay: America's Cup Sailboat Racing Experience

Product ID: 227884
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Climb aboard USA 76, an International America's Cup Class racing yacht that challenged in 2003 for sporting's oldest active trophy, the America's Cup. Compete with your group in an organized regatta racing against 40+ other local yachts.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take the helm of an 84-foot carbon racing yacht with an 11-storey tall mast
  • Compete against 40 or more local yachts in a real regatta
  • Learn from the best sailing crew - no experience is necessary
  • Enjoy a 3 hour thrilling America’s Cup sailing adventure
  • Get an invitation to the yacht club for dinner, drinks, and an awards ceremony after the race
Full description
Begin the trip by checking in at Gate B, Pier 39 15 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, meet the crew and listen to a safety brief and description of the race course. The team will also share some history of the yacht. Then it is time hoist the sails and go racing.

During the race, 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 you are sailing, experience the adrenaline rush of close racing with other sailing yachts. Enjoy complimentary water and energy bars during the sail. There are no restroom facilities aboard the yacht so you will be instructed where to use the restroom on land before departure.

The 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 seasickness is never a problem for our guests. USA 76 can accommodate up to 20 guests at a time.
Includes
  • US coast guard licensed captain
  • Professional crew
  • Bottled water
  • Energy snacks
  • Waterproof pants
  • Warm jackets
  • Life jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner and drinks after the race
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Gate B, Pier 39 is located behind the Aquarium of the Bay, 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The yacht will heel (lean) over at 27 degrees while sailing; the experience is not recommended for guests with balance or mobility issues
• All guests will be required to sign a waiver prior to boarding the yacht
• There are no restrooms aboard the yacht; public restrooms are available at check-in prior to departure
• Children under 5 years old are not allowed on this sail
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ACsailingSF

Product ID: 227884