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…

Hi, again, Warren

My husband and I sailed on Father’s Day aboard USA76 and we really, really loved it! What an amazing thrill it was! We enjoyed the boat, the crew, the experience and a beautiful day.

Now, we have a family wedding coming up and we’d like to inquire about sailing again on Sunday, July 31st with my husband’s brother, sister-in-law and sister, and perhaps his sister’s husband, all of whom are extremely experienced sailors and racers and who will be in town for the wedding. Do you have openings on USA76 for that day? We would be a party of either four or five.

We live in Point Richmond, so we could actually board USA76 at her mooring, if that’s more convenient.

Looking forward to hearing from you regarding availability and prices.

Cheers, Pam Hyland

Dave Bloch Commodore, Island YC

Dear Warren:

My apologies for not Emailing you before now about the great time our group had on USA 76 back on August 16! Absolutely perfect weather certainly helped (NO FOG at 10AM, a fresh-but-not-overwhelming breeze, nice temperature), but it really was the CAPTAIN and CREW that made this experience very special.

I’m finishing up the September issue of our IYC Mainsheet newsletter, and USA76 is prominently featured. Give me about an hour (4PM or so) and you’ll find it available at http://iyc.org/mainsheet.html .

Those folks took the word back to their homes in LA, Texas and Chicago, and have also spread the word and photos around the international sailing community in Second Life. I sincerely hope some of those sailors will make the trip here and try it for themselves.

Thanks again!– Dave Bloch Commodore, Island YC

Steve Eichenlaub posted on ACsailingSF’s Wall

“Brad, John…& crew of USA 76,
Maybe you hear this all the time but you’ve never heard it from us…Driving the USA under the GG Bridge and around the bay was TRULY our dream come true. You are gentlemen & women to the extreme of professionalism. ANYONE would find the experience you offer one of if not the greatest personal hands-on experience in their lives. THANK YOU…Oh, we’re coming back for more…duh! :) Steve & Katherine”

USA 76 crew provide tribute to 9/11

On what was otherwise a great sailing afternoon on San Francisco Bay, no amount of fun could hide the fact that this was September 11, 2011. As a small tribute to those many thousands affected on this day our crew carried a wreath and flag on the stern of USA 76.

 

America's Cup yacht USA 76 carries tribute wreath for 9/11 victims.

September 11 tribute on ACsailingSF yacht USA 76

ACsailingSF

We’re here!!  Hard to believe in just 11 short months we have taken an idea and brought it to fruition.  There is still a lot to accomplish (docks, another IACC boat, more staff, more marketing…more customers!!) but to have USA 76 and the yacht America consistently sailing on the City Front, we are proud to be bringing a taste of the America’s Cup to San Francisco.

We share the vision of taking sailing to the masses and making it accessible for all, and we will be doing everything we can to support the America’s Cup and those focused on this goal.

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