USA 76 Racing Once Again

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!

 

The Crew from last year’s Big Daddy

Happy Birthday USA 76!

Happy Birthday USA 76! On July 4th, 2002, ORACLE Racing’s hope for the 31st America’s Cup was launched. Ten years later USA 76 is sailing frequently in front of the city she represented a decade ago, and continues to embody the spirit of the America’s Cup and San Francisco. ACsailingSF wishes all our friends, fans and followers a safe and memorable Independence Day!

Fun Things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco a vibrant city with a rich cultural inheritance inclusive of famous historical landmarks and attractions including the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, the island of Alcatraz, Chinatown, and the transportation staple of the city the famous San Francisco Cable Cars.

It is no wonder San Francisco ranks as #35 worldwide as one of the most visited cities and a top tourist destination. There are so many fun things to do in San Francisco you could spend the entire week there and not be able to take them all in.

There are the landmarks as mentioned above plus the third most visited tourist attraction in the U.S. Pier 39 a premier getaway with breathtaking views and unparalleled entertainment, shopping and dining options on two levels plus the infamous sea lions.

Sailing in San Francisco is an exciting event as San Francisco prepares for the 34th annual America’s Cup ACSailingSF located at Pier 39 offers adrenaline, heart pumping rides on the 85 foot, 20 passenger USA 76, Challenger for the 2003 Americas Cup.  Sailing was never more exciting and adventurous as it is aboard the Challenger with members of the Oracle racing team at the helm.

Whale watching is an incredible experience in San Francisco, these magnificent creatures of the sea migrate annually off the San Francisco coastline.  Catch them in their natural habitat, blue and humpback whales migrate June thru November and gray, sperm and killer whales migrate December thru May. Whale watching is a year round event surrounded by the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay with its spectacular views of the city itself.  Catch whale watching from Pier 39 at San Francisco Whale Tours  San Francisco is known for its fine cuisine more than a dozen restaurants are located at Pier 39 plus a wide variety of stores are available.

The famous Fisherman’s Wharf is also located next to pier 39.  It is no wonder with the multitude of things to do, and places to eat that Pier 39 is so popular.

There are many other attractions to visit including the zoo, museums, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Historical Haight Ashbury District, the list goes on.

San Francisco is a premier vacation and weekend getaway hot spot you wouldn’t want to miss.

San Francisco sailing at its best on ‘USA 76′

This yacht just looks slick wherever it goes. This is another shot of the same corporate group from April 20.

USA 76 with corporate guests cruising downwind on San Francisco Bay

San Francisco team building never looked anything like this!

This shot was taken on April 20 with a group of corporate folks out on our beautiful America’s Cup yacht USA 76. 

America's Cup yacht 'USA 76' team building on San Francisco bay

 

We do this all the time. The reason we’re in business is to give guests the opportunity to take an active role in a number of crew positions on the yacht. Whether it be a corporate team building group, a staff reward, an incentive sail or whatever the reason, the “USA 76″ America’s Cup yacht is the only vessel of this caliber in San Francisco.

Corporate folks enjoying team company on San Francisco bay

Corporate guests crew on 'USA 76' on San Francisco Bay

USA 76 makes a statement with corporate sailing & corporate branding.

Wow! When you really want to make a statement to your customers, take them for an amazing sail on the only available America’s Cup yacht in San Francisco and then throw your logo up on the sail overhead. Now there’s a statement.

USA 76 with graphics on main sail

USA 76 flies under the Golden Gate Bridge with Cadillac Fairview guests on board

This corporate group from Canada entertained their best customers in San Francisco over several days, using USA 76 as their vehicle of choice in order to ‘impress’. I think they got their message across….don’t you?

This awesome yacht does corporate charters of 3 hours for team building, reward, corporate incentive and just good clean fun. Groups up to 20 can participate in crew rolls under the watchful eye of the trained crew.

 

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.

Thanks again for a great afternoon on the bay.

Matt [and Ben] Rosenberg

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.

 Christine Wan, Marketing Director, Oracle

“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.”

Mike Day

Despite the lack of wind today, I think everyone on board had a good time.  It’s interesting when there is a shared love of being on the water it doesn’t really matter what kind of day it is.  Regardless, we offered our guests another opportunity to join us again with a bit more breeze, free of charge…I just want everyone to experience what 76 is really capable of.  We also received excellent feedback and input on our website.  As a result we are going to work on a page describing the parts of the yacht, points of sail and basic sailing terms.

And as for the dock…

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