Dennis Conner Store

Dennis Conner Store From 1987 through to 2003, Dennis Conner was skipper of the celebrated Stars & Stripes yachts. Within the yachting community, Conner is most famous for fundamentally changing the America's Cup, and racing in general, from an amateur to professional status.

These accomplishments led to the nickname "Mister America's Cup".


Happy Birthday Dennis!


Thanks for all the Birthday wishes yesterday!


Greetings. Dennis says.a big Hello to all his fans. Have a great day and Happy Sailing !


Happy Birthday Dennis Conner... the legend, the man, the greatest sailor celebrates today!!!

Season in Full Swing at Dennis Conner's North Cove
Season in Full Swing at Dennis Conner's North Cove

Season in Full Swing at Dennis Conner's North Cove

After surviving Hurricane Sandy last fall and  having to rebuild our electrical infrastructure, Dennis Conner's North Cove is now in full swing for the summer season.  Thanks to all the great yachts which arrived setting a record with a full house before the end of May!


The retail store is now closed 1/18
The Dennis Conner store will be open for your Holiday shopping every Friday in December. Come and visit us at our Shelter Island Store, great gifts, a navy blue Stars and Stripes hat or on of the best books you can ever read, also fantastic serigraphs painted by DC himself. Message us cos' the phone is off, but we can still ship your gifts asap! See you this Friday and every Friday through December!!


Greetings Fans, Join me today in wishing the Greatest American Sailor~ Dennis Conner a very Happy 70th Birthday!

This morning!!
Dennis O'Connor, America's Greatest Sailor

This morning!!

Dennis Conner, an American Yachtsman who won four Americas Cups, talks to CNBC after ringing the opening bell. Connor was just voted America's Best Sailor by his peers.

We are so proud of Dennis!!!
Dennis O'Connor, America's Greatest Sailor

We are so proud of Dennis!!!

Dennis Conner, an American Yachtsman who won four Americas Cups, talks to CNBC after ringing the opening bell. Connor was just voted America's Best Sailor by his peers.

McNish Classic Yacht Regatta 2012 - The Schooner Fame

Here is a video of Dennis Conner racing the "Fame" in this past weekend's McNish Classic Yacht Regatta at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club in Oxnard, CA.

Racing aboard the 102 year old Schooner "Fame" skippered by America's Greatest Sailor, Dennis Conner, in the McNish Classic Yacht Regatta.


A quote from "Sail Like a Champion" Dennis Conner says, " As a boy, I drifted down the hill to the San Diego Yacht Club. Despite it's nearness, this place was far from my world. Neverthleless ,it proved to be the magnet of my youth. Had I lived on another street or in another town, I could have just as easliy hung out at a bowling alley, a pool hall, or worse. I often think how lucky I am that I lived near the yacht club and fell in love with sailing at an early age, because with my temperament, I would have been a very good bad guy." Some things are just meant to be...ld

Conner Wins US Sailing’s Greatest American Sailor Tournament FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jake FishUS Sailing Communica...
Greatest American Sailor Sweepstakes

Conner Wins US Sailing’s Greatest American Sailor Tournament


Contact: Jake Fish
US Sailing Communications Manager
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Conner Wins US Sailing’s Greatest American Sailor Tournament

PORTSMOUTH, RI (July 16, 2012) – National Sailing Hall of Famer and three-time winner of US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Dennis Conner is the last man standing in US Sailing’s Greatest American Sailor Tournament. Six weeks ago, US Sailing launched an online tournament featuring 64 American sailing living legends in a bracket style format, similar to the NCAA’s March Madness. Sailors went head-to-head each week and fans were encouraged to submit their votes for these intriguing match-ups. Conner proved to be the people’s choice after edging fellow Hall of Famer Buddy Melges in last week’s Championship Round.

“Winning the tournament really meant a lot to me in view of all the great sailors included, many who were my heroes,” Conner explained. “This is my legacy and I am very appreciative of all those who voted for me, especially with Buddy involved, who I have great respect and affection for.”

In 1987, Conner and his San Diego based crew on Stars & Stripes won back the America’s Cup in dominating fashion as a challenger over Australia’s defender Kookaburra III. Just over 25 years later, this career defining win remains one of the most iconic achievements in American sailing history.

Conner’s sailing resume is long and distinguished. He is most widely known for his four America’s Cup wins. However, the diversity of Conner’s career is highlighted with a number outstanding wins in elite international competition. The San Diegan is a two-time Star and Etchells World Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Congressional Cup and a four-time Southern Ocean Racing Circuit Champion. Conner won a bronze medal in the Tempest at the 1976 Olympic Games.

Participating fans appeared to be split on the Championship Round match between Conner and Melges for most of last week. Conner’s supporters came out in full force over the weekend to push him over the top. Conner received 60% of the votes to claim the title. Just under 2,600 total votes were recorded for the Championship Round.

US Sailing and a panel of sailing journalists determined the field of 64. Four divisions were created and sailors were ranked and seeded 1 through 16 in each. Divisions included a mix of sailors of different backgrounds and disciplines, from legendary world champions, to Olympic greats, to America’s Cup and ocean racing stars. Other participating sailors included Lowell North, Ed Baird, Betsy Alison, Paul Foerster, Mark Reynolds, Paul Cayard, Anna Tunnicliffe, and more.

Fans who registered to vote entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize that includes the ultimate America’s Cup experience in San Francisco, an invitation to US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year ceremony and another special Grand Prize revealed only to registered participants. Weekly prizes have also been awarded to lucky winners.

To view the final bracket and see the weekly results, visit US Sailing’s Greatest American Sailor Tournament and Sweepstakes website at

This tournament and Sweepstakes is a feature of US Sailing’s Membership Matters campaign. Learn more about US Sailing at

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit

US Sailing Contest


Thanks to all who voted for Dennis, to all the fans and hat's off to the great sailors all around the globe!


61% - 39%..Dennis is leading the way!! Make him the Greatest American Sailor by voting until 11.59 pm on Sunday 7/15/12!!!


Vote Vote Vote!!!! for Dennis Conner as the Greatest American Sailor!!!!

vote today!!
Vote Today in the “Greatest American Sailor” Tournament & Sweepstakes

vote today!!

Deciding the greatest American sailor is no easy task. The U.S. has developed and produced a distinguished list of talented and successful racing sailors who have competed and won at the highest levels, from legendary World Champions, to Olympic greats, to America’s Cup and ocean racing icons. It’s ...


Happy 4th of July from DC and his crew!


So how many of Dennis's fan have one of his framed Sailing serigraphs hanging in your home or office? Go the and check out The Art of Dennis Conner!


Happy Fathers Day to all the sailing Dads out there!


What to get Dad for Fathers Day, just stop by the Dennis Conner Store..WE HAVE GIFTS!! Check out all the in house apparel, art, Commemorative watches and more at


2302 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA

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Museum - Art Gallery - Sailing Apparel - Gifts

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Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm


(619) 223-7245


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