Group Sailing

San Diego Team Building

America’s Cup Sailing offers companies an exclusive and thrilling team building activity in San Diego. With our sailing exercise, team members will become a part of the America’s Cup crew and assist in sailing the historic vessel! The team-building event with includes free photos & videos, as well as water, soft drinks and snacks. If interested, participants can enjoy a brief presentation of the history of the America’s Cup before the sail. All guests are invited to the America’s Cup office afterwards for a celebration to view the photos & videos captured during the sail!

 A Unique Team Building Activity

Under the supervision of our world-class crew members, participants will be guided into making tactical decisions and assist in sailing a historic vessel by taking the helm and grinding the winches! Through our exercise, employees will bond, further develop their communication skills, learn how to solve problems as a team, and have the opportunity to display their leadership qualities.

Team Building With America’s Cup:

  • Employees learn to cooperate & communicate better
  • Employees bond & establish new relationships
  • Light refreshments & FREE photos and videos included


Up to 12 Guests



Unique Corporate Team-Building Venue


Each Guest Rotates Through All Of The Crew Positions


Each guest takes a turn at the helm


3-Hour Interactive Sail


Pick A Date & Time


FREE Photos & Videos

Get onboard a unique team building experience

Sailing & Team Building – What you should know

The mission of our team-building event is to get employees or teammates to work together towards a common goal. By participating in our sailing exercise, employees will improve their communication skills, amplify their emotional intelligence, better their problem-solving abilities in times of crisis situations, enhance productivity, and more.

Our authentic America’s Cup racing yachts provide the perfect venue for dividing your guests into groups to race one another. America’s Cup is the only place in the U.S. with two International America’s Cup Class racing yachts! America’s Cup USA-11 and IL Moro di Venezia ITA-16 had both competed in the event held in San Diego in 1992, and with our team-building exercise employees will have the opportunity to assist in sailing these historic vessels! Employees will join our crew of 6 on each boat to form a team to get the maximum performance out of each racing yacht. Under the supervision of our crew, team members will take the helm, make tactical racing decisions, and grind the winches. We will have a series of 3 races in the coastal waters of San Diego to see which team has what it takes to be an America’s Cup class sailing crew!

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Team Building FAQs

What exactly is team-building?

In an perfect world, one would be able to get a group of high-performing people together and have them produce great results.

In the today’s world, high-performing individuals/employees rarely equate to high-performing teams. Some team members don’t get along with others, some have trouble getting across their ideas clearly, and some teams struggle with leadership issues.

“Team building is the process by which organizations enable individuals to come together and form a cohesive team.
At its core, team building is about managing people. Any team is composed of two relationship-types – the relationships between individual team members, and the relationship between individuals and the team as a whole.” Source:

How does sailing and team-building work?

Through this one-of-a-kind team-building activity, people can develop their leadership skills, while improving communication, enhancing emotional intelligence, crisis management, conflict resolution and problem-solving which allows teams to celebrate in the thrill of competition. 

Each team member will have the opportunity to practice different areas of responsibility; at the helm, manning a winch or handling a line. The racing yacht offers an amazing opportunity for you to witness the natural beauty of San Diego bay.  Our Corporate team building sail is all about getting your employees or clients to work together towards a common goal. This could be the best team building activity around and it is an excellent achievement of business goals. The advantages of taking part in this racing competition are as follows:

-Improves communication skills

-Amplifying emotional intelligence

-Problem-solving abilities at times of crisis situations

-Ability to cope with various climatic conditions

-Establishing new relationships

-Enhanced productivity

-Defeating barriers and obstacles

-Creating a brand new team

Remarkable team-work of America's Cup USA-11

The team of Stars & Stripes USA-11 is very kind and hospitable towards the guests! They have impeccable knowledge about the history of former America Cup racing yacht competitions. The team-building activity in San Diego has received raving reviews; which can be reviewed by clicking here. The guests can also indulge in the corporate team building programs to refine their leadership skills, build a great team spirit, and improve teamwork for your corporate team while having fun. The crew of Stars & Stripes USA-11 provides complete assistance once on board and during the racing yacht competition, a brief history of the America Cup will be narrated by an experienced guide. This is to encourage the people to take part in the event and handle the wheel with confidence. The sailing race will consist of each team and boat to have a crew of 6 experienced crew members.

Once the race has reached its final level, the guests are escorted by the crew of Stars and Stripes USA-11 to the dock. They will serve refreshments such as light snacks, beer, and wine while going through the days’ pictures and videos.

More info on team-building activities

The Stars & Stripes Team Building Event is suited for all groups of people whether you like sailing or not… The ultimate objective is to provide one-of-a-kind team-building experience to people residing in San Diego, Los Angeles, or any visiting groups. Also, this sailing race and charter is open for people looking for fun group activities to do around San Diego, company outing ideas, and corporate party ideas. Through this program, the guests can develop a skill on how to manage and effectively sail the racing yachts. Before taking part in this program, the participants are requested to go through our reviews. The crew of Team USA-11 promises a fascinating experience for the guests involved in the racing competition. This fun group activity includes; witnessing exotic varieties of birds flocking, sea lions, dolphins and other marine life cruising around the San Diego bay. Vital historical information about America’s Cup will be briefed by one of the crew members before the commencement of the race, along with other historic details of the famous San Diego Bay. With guidance, guests will be able to smoothly handle the wheel and participate as a true sailing team during the three-hour exhilarating journey. It is a truly unique hands-on experience for the valued participants. Stars & Stripes is well equipped with boats and crews that are quite comfortable, helping guests interact and participate as crew-members themselves. As a result, the guests need not worry about any sorts of seasickness or getting wet.

Our San Diego Sailboats



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


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 America's Cup 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. 

What to Bring




Cap or Hat


Chap stick




Jacket, Dress in Layers


Soft Sole Shoes

We Provide




Soft Drinks


Photos & Short Videos