Sloop rental in Sausalito, California
Welcome Aboard Basic Instinct! The sailboat “Basic Instinct” is a Greg Elliott semi-custom 35 foot New Zealand built racer/cruiser. She sails FAST/stable and she sails comfortably, full galley(kitchen), refrigerator and freezer, hot and cold running water, leather couches and seating area with dining table, head (bathroom) and all of her sparkling and clean interior finished off in a beautiful white oak. Basic Instinct was purchased in New Zealand in 1996, and has lived on the bay ever since. She is a well known sailing boat that has also had numerous race wins and top finishes including finishing third overall and second in class in the 2006 Pacific Cup San Francisco to Hawaii race and most recently winner of the 2013 Great Vallejo sailboat race. Basic Instinct is the only Elliott 1050 in the United States and will impress guests with her amenities along with a clean and nicely laid out interior. She will provide a truly memorable sailing experience, whether it be a leisurely bay cruise or a flat-out sail across the bay. “Basic Instinct” will deliver.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
Captain Memo Gidley was born to be a sailor! Literally hours after his birth in La Paz, Mexico, Memo was taken back out to his family’s 54’ Alden cutter, the "YoHoHo" which they sailed numerous times up and down the West Coast. Growing up in Sausalito, CA, Memo spent most of his early years growing up on, around, or in the waters of the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting with sailing small El Toros at the age of five, Memo has sailed extensively on everything from smaller and faster sailboats and catamarans, to larger ...racercruiser boats, along with some of the nicest old wooden boats on the bay over the years. Memo’s family was also very involved with the local boating community including being founders of Cass’s Marina, which was the first sailboat rental schools at that time in Sausalito in the 60’s and 70’s. Memo is also an accomplished professional race car driver, and has raced and driven some of the fastest cars in the world. Captain Memo holds a US Coast Guard 100 ton commercial captains license.
5.0 out of 5!
Departure & ReturnAwesome
Vessel & EquipmentAwesome
Itinerary & ExperienceAwesome
Captain Memo was an incredible captain! He made our trip so enjoyable, we could not have asked for a better guide in the beautiful bay. Memo provided snacks, drinks, fun information and facts and was the perfect balance of fun and professional. Definitely will book again.
Outstanding exercise with great captain!
Memo was great. Responsive, competent, and gave great suggestions. I would book again!
During this time of COVID, it was refreshing to get out of town and head for the ocean. It was a good day for sailing and it was made perfect with Memo as our Captain. His instructions throughout the booking process was great! Great communication via GetMyBoat app. After booking we were able to communicate via email and cell phone. Basic Instinct was a beauty. She was much more then I was expecting. Very room and so much space to move around while we were anchored and sailing. The sights of San Francisco were enhanced by Memo's knowledge of the area. Anything we wanted to know he had an answer. We dropped anchor outside of McCovey Cove with other boats for the SF Giants game. We were then able to splash into the water and enjoy the cool refreshing water. What a rush! Memo documented everything for us! Capturing the once in a lifetime moments. Who would of thought we would of caught a Splash Zone Baseball!! I cannot say enough how much we had a fantastic time. Take the plunge and the opportunity to spend the day with Memo aboard Basic Instinct.
Memo is kind, polite, and knowledgeable. Terrific ride.
Features & Details
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
50% refund up to 10 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Re-bookings within 48 hour notice