The yacht America with a pink mainsail
The replica racing yacht America with the giant pink mainsail.

The local replica of the classic racing yacht America is cruising San Diego Bay this month with a pink mainsail to help fight breast cancer.

The pink sail was underwritten by Cabrillo Credit Unit and Next Level Sailing, and raised for the first time last week by Capt. Troy Sears.

Sears and his crew will be raising money from America’s sailings to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event scheduled for Oct. 21.

“Each time San Diegans see America on the bay, they will be reminded of the shared mission to defeat breast cancer. We are deeply grateful to our new community partners for their creativity and support of our mission,” said Jeff Klaas, executive vice-president of the cancer society.

Tours and whale-watching aboard the America are open to the public. A complete schedule is available online.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.