‘Stars & Stripes,’ which raced in the 1992 America’s Cup race, was out on a sailing tour on San Diego Bay on July 15 when an abnormally large gust of wind snapped the 112-foot mast.

SAN DIEGO—Former America’s Cup racing yacht Stars & Stripes USA 11 has been out of commission after a gust of wind during a sailing tour on July 15 snapped the mast in two spots. No one was injured during the incident. 

Stars & Stripes has taken people out on public and private sailing tours nearly 3,000 times over the past 15 years. Stars & Stripes Captain and Co-Owner Lynn Hanna said this is the first time something like this has happened.

“Just the wrong time, the wrong place,” Lynn Hanna said. 

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Stars & Stripes mast down