Festival of Sail (FOS) in San Diego - America's Cup boat race


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Festival of Sail - Experience the thrill of a America’s Cup Racing Yacht.

America's Cup boats will race each day during Festival of Sail from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

80-foot International America’s Cup Class (IACC) racing yachts — Stars & Stripes / USA 34, and Abracadabra / USA 54

Join the America's Cup boats for a Two-Boat Regatta on the bay. We provide an experienced captain and support crew. You can man the controls and pitch in, or just sit back and relax as you cheer others on and watch the beautiful day slide by at 10 knots! Boats hold 18 guests each so seats are limited.

Friday August 30, Saturday August 31, Sunday Sept 1, Monday Sept 2
Boarding check-in time ends at 10:30am
Each sail is 2.5 hours, 11:00am to 1:30pm
Adults $99.00,
Child 12 and under - $49.00

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Stars & Stripes / USA 34
was designed by David Pedrick and built in 1994 by Goetz Boat Works for Team Dennis Conner’s single-boat campaign during the 1995 America’s Cup in San Diego. Stars & Stripes / USA 34 rose to notoriety by winning the Citizen Cup in 1995, earning the right to defend the Cup on behalf of the San Diego Yacht Club. But in one of the most bizarre twists in the history of America’s Cup racing, Conner chose to defend the Cup, not aboard his Stars & Stripes / USA 34, but rather using Young America / USA 36, which he had just defeated in the finals of the Citizen Cup. Team New Zealand’s Black Magic proved to be much faster, defeating Team Dennis Conner in four straight races.

Abracadabra / USA 54 was designed by Australian, Ian Burns and built in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999. The yacht was raced in the 2000 America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand by John Kolius’ Aloha Racing (Waikiki Yacht Club). Abracadabra was the second of two IACC boats entered by Aloha Racing, along with stable mate USA 50. During the 2000 America’s Cup challenge, Abracadabra defeated Team Dennis Conner’s USA 55 in preliminary round robin races in 2 out of 3 races. After an unsuccessful run at the 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra was purchased by software magnate, Larry Ellison to serve as a training boat for his Oracle Racing team.

• Length: 80 feet
• Weight: 50,000 pounds (85% of the weight is in the ballast)
• Mast height: 114 feet (11 stories)
• Guest Capacity – 18


For more information call (619) 234-9153 ext. 101
Or Email us: info@sdmaritime.org


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