Captain / Co Owner
Transplanted Texan, Captain Lynn Hanna is a retired IT professional who decided sailing was a better alternative to retirement. A former Marine Corps officer, Hanna worked in both southern California and Texas before making San Diego his permanent home in 2003. Having owned two medium size cruising sailboats in San Diego and Texas, Hanna is now a licensed 100-ton captain and has worked as captain of IACC charter boats since 2004.
Mark Niblack, M.D.
Dr. Niblack grew up in Los Angeles and earned his B.A. in Biology at UCLA. He moved to San Diego and earned his M.D. at UCSD’s School of Medicine. After an Internship at Mercy Hospital and an Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Florida, he practiced as an anesthesiologist in San Diego for fourteen years before retiring. After buying Dennis Conner’s 1992 America’s Cup yacht, Stars & Stripes, USA-11 in August 2006, he has been sailing full-time. Now, most of his free time is spent fixing things.
Chad and Ross
Stars & Stripes
Stars & Stripes USA-11 is an International America's Cup Class (IACC) racing yacht used by Team Dennis Conner in an effort to defend the prestigious America's Cup trophy held by San Diego Yacht Club. With her 1992 state-of-the-art carbon hull and spars, Stars & Stripes is lighter, larger, and faster than previous generations of America's Cup boats. Join us for three hours of interactive and exciting FUN sailing San Diego Bay!
IL Moro di Venezia ITA-16 is an Italian America’s Cup veteran also from the 1992 event in San Diego. IL Moro is available for racing events versus Stars & Strpes and is well matched as they were built under the same IACC rules. As a foreign built vessel IL Moro is limited to a maximum of 12 guests, however she can be used for more adventurous activities such as flying the spinnaker. ITA-16 also placed fourth in the IACC World Championship in 1994.