About USA 11 Stars and Stripes America's Cup Yacht
With her bold styling and amazing speed, the America's Cup yacht Stars and
Stripes was considered a state-of-the-art boat when she was introduced back in 1992.
In 1992 the International America’s Cup Class (IACC) of yachts
was introduced, replacing the 12-meter class that had been used since 1958. Designed by David
Pedrick and Bruce Nelson and built by Eric Goetz in Rhode Island, Stars & Stripes, USA-11
was Dennis Conner’s first IACC boat.
Stars & Stripes (Team Dennis Conner) is the name of an America's Cup
syndicate operated by Dennis Conner and its racing yachts. The name "Stars & Stripes" refers to
the nickname often used for the flag of the United States. TDC was registered under the flag of the
San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC). Conner was outspent nearly
10 to 1 by billionaire businessman Bill Koch and lost in the finals of the Defense Series (the
Citizens Cup) to America3. Bill Koch then went on to compete against the Italians with their boat
Il Moro and won.
USA-11 was used by Dennis Conner in his 1995 campaign as a trial
horse and then sold to the US Virgin Islands America’s Cup Challenge to be used in the 2000
America’s Cup races. After surviving several hurricanes, including one that sunk her, USA-11 was
purchased in 2002, shipped to Miami to be completely refurbished and then sent across the country
to be part of the San Francisco Challenge Series fleet. In 2006, Steve Pattison and Mark Niblack
bought her and brought her home San Diego.
10 Reasons Why a Team Building Group
Sailing Charter in San Diego is the Best Boat Charter Activity
1) A group sailing charter has the Biggest (and most beautiful!) playing field in the world:
2) Everyone from elementary schoolchildren to
grandparents can enjoy this fun and exciting sailing charter around the
3) A sailing charter can be relaxing,
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4) With a vast array
of sailing charters and different kinds of boat charters, you’ll never get
5) A Group Sailing Charter is a great way
to build team spirit and adopt new perspective.
6) … And it’s hard to beat the opportunities
for travel and exploration across the globe.
7) A Yacht Charter is the perfect
activity to share with family and friends of all ages
8) The yachting community is fantastic,
and you’re bound to meet wonderful boaters no matter where you go
9) You’ll get a chance to see wildlife like
whales, dolphins, and sea lions closeup!
10) Finally, a group sailing charter
will without a doubt bring more happiness into your life.
The Stars and Stripes Team Building
Diego Bay on the Authentic 1992 America’s Cup Racing Yacht
Advisor ranking for Boat Tours in San Diego.
restored, pristine condition, and FAST!!!
hours of interactive and exciting FUN sailing San Diego Bay!!!
private sailboat sails in San Diego as well as corporate TEAM BUILDING
Complimentary water, soft drinks & snacks during and after the
Complimentary photos & videos for viewing after the sail on the
bay and future downloads
the beautiful Kona Kai Resort & Spa on Shelter Island with plenty of FREE
Cup Sailing souvenir gift shop.
experience necessary, but not suitable for children under the age of
SAIL USA-11 is designed for individuals or groups
of up to 25 passengers that would like to join us
for an exciting sail on the San Diego bay aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11. We welcome you
and can often
accept reservations on short notice
Charter this boat with a Captain up
to 24 persons for a private three hour cruise.
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