CPCA Spring 2023 Conference
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Thursday, May 4 

1 pm to 5:30 pm

This once-in-a-lifetime event on the 139 ft. America's Cup Yacht "America" is available to all attendees and their guests. Enjoy an interactive team building event and help hoist the sails and learn about racing. We may sail over to the sea lions and see some local wildlife or head south of the Coronado Bridge to see active warships being built. Affiliates and producers will spend quality time together as we sail throughout San Diego. Without a doubt, this experience with CPCA board the Yacht America will be the most luxurious and peaceful event in San Diego.

We will carpool to the marina on Shelter Island (5 miles from the hotel).  The set sail at 1:15 for our afternoon sail (4 hours or less) and return to the marina by 5:15 pm. Cost is $145 pp. 


What is the America?

Without exaggerating, America is the world’s most famous racing yacht. It is also one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. The reason is simple: The original America put yachting on the map. It is why the most famous trophy in sailing is called The America’s Cup. In 1851, a boat named ‘AMERICA’ won the ‘Royal Yacht Squadrons’ 100 Guinea Cup given to the winner of a race around the Isle of Wight. It is said that the margin was so great that watching America sail past the royal yacht, Queen Victoria famously asked “Who came second?” “Your majesty… there is no second,” was the reply. The winners, members of the New York Yacht Club, donated the trophy to the Club, to be held as a ‘challenge’ trophy. Thus was born the America’s Cup, named after the boat not the country.