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America's Cup Sailing

San Francisco, CA

Item #: CRU-SFR-0035
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If you're in search of a thrilling adventure and a glorious daytime sail on the bay, climb aboard the USA 76, San Francisco's own America's Cup Sailing competition-level ship!

  • Owned by the previous bowman for the Oracle team and two-time America's Cup winner
  • Featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post and The Washington Times
  • The 2.5-hour sail introduces you to the world of competitive racing with a hands-on approach
  • Hoist the sail or simply sit back and enjoy the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the water!
Pier 39 - San Francisco, CA
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    Essential Information
    • Passengers should arrive at the dock at least 15 minutes prior to boarding time
    • The ship boards 10 minutes prior to departure time
    • Light snacks and bottled water will be served on board
    • Gratuity for your captain and crew members is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the experience
    • Passengers must be at least 5 years old to enjoy the America's Cup Sailing experience
    2.5 hours
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Minimum of 8 passengers to run the trip, trips below this minimum are subject to cancellation. Maximum of up to 20 Participants.
    This experience is to be enjoyed by the passengers only.
    Weather Dependent
    The ship sails in most weather conditions. A trip is only canceled in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. Cancellations are made on the day of the sail, by the Captain, and may be determined up to 1 hour prior to sail time. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions on the day of your experience. In the event of a cancelled sail, passengers will reschedule directly with the experience provider.
    What To Wear
    Dress is typically casual. The temperature can be cooler out on the water, so dress accordingly. We ask that passengers wear closed-toed shoes such as sneakers or deck shoes. Please, no sandals or high-heels as there is a lot of movement on the yacht.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are operating at a reduced capacity. Our partners are also offering hand sanitizer to those who wish to use it. Additionally, they are sanitizing all common areas and high-touch surfaces. All guests and crew are required to wear face masks. Participants without a face mask will not be permitted to participate. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Will I get seasick?
    Most passengers do not experience seasickness. The USA 76 is a stable yacht, designed for cutting through waves rather than riding up and over them.
    Is there a restroom on board?
    There is not a restroom on board. Restroom facilities are available at the pier prior to the sail.
    What if there is no wind?
    In the unlikely event of no wind in the San Francisco Bay, you will reschedule directly with your Captain.
    Will I get wet?
    This is a hands-on sailing experience, and there is a possibility of getting splashed. Appropriate gear is provided to keep you dry.
    Can I bring food and drinks on board?
    Captain and crew will provide water and light snacks on board. The USA 76 is a racing yacht, and the experience is an active, hands-on sail. It is recommended to not bring food on board.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed 72 hours prior to your scheduled experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or reschedule with your experience provider at least 72 hours prior will result in the loss of the value of your America's Cup Sailing experience.

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