We spent a wonderful 3 days last weekend at the Strictly Sail Pacific show at Jack London Square, and we thank them for the invitation. Our presence brought many curious faces wondering to the end of the dock, to the tallest mast at the show. Letting people touch, feel and ask questions about ACsailingSF and USA 76 was a thrill for the crew as we showed her off.
A highlight for us was introducing professional sailing to Bay Area youth. SailSFBay.org, in cooperation with the America’s Cup Event Authority, brought school kids around to board yachts and ask questions about the sport of sailing. Many eager hands spun the coffee grinders and pretended to take the helm as they explored their curiosity for USA 76.
ACsailingSF is proud to launch the start of our Pro Sailor Speaker Series, happening the first Sunday of every month beginning in May. This gives the public the opportunity to be joined by a professional sailor aboard USA 76. Come and receive hands-on instruction from individuals who have made careers out of racing.
May 5th marks the inaugural event where we will be inviting ocean racer, Ryan Breymaier aboard for the day. Ryan has an impressive career in offshore racing, including round the world races and experience in short-handed ocean-racing circuits. His most recent accomplishment is having crewed aboard Maserati, the yacht that just set the record for sailing one of the world’s most challenging routes from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn.
USA 76 will be back in her element on Sunday March 10th, racing in a local favorite: The Big Daddy Pursuit Race. Put on by the Richmond Yacht Club, it is a reverse handicap race around Alcatraz and Angel Island in either direction. Starting in the back of the pack, USA 76 will plan on weaving her way through the fleet, to a glorious finish (fingers crossed). Join the crew for the race and help push USA 76 to her fastest. It’s less than 3 weeks away so be sure to reserve your spot on the team!
Hi Brad – Ben and I truly enjoyed getting out on the water with you on Sunday, and want to commend you and your people for giving us an experience we won’t soonforget, despite the churning conditions further up the bay. Driving the boat was the highlight of Ben’s weekend in the Bay Area.
We are back in RI, where the weather has cooled down to what we would expect for springtime in New England – though the taste Ben received on Sunday, has him clamoring to get out on our boat after work today.
We had a full day’s worth of America’s Cup sailing with AC Sailing SF and every one of our guests had the time of their lives. “The highlight of my year” and “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and “fabulous crew” were some of the feedback we received. Brad and his crew are professional and responsive and thought of all the details to make it a truly special event. We look forward to using AC Sailing SF again for future events.
“I wanted to thank Brad and the entire crew for a wonderful sail yesterday. It was great fun and very impressive to help sail the same boat we watched in the Moet Cup several years ago. We will pass the word in our Half Moon Bay Yacht Club that this is a “not to be missed” experience. Thanks again.”
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