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OCTOBER 18 – 21 2018

With the racing taking place just five meters from the shore of Harbor Island, the man-made peninsula located close to Downtown San Diego, the Series looks set to make a show-stopping return to the Americas for the penultimate Act. Enjoying a very temperate climate, the Californian city of San Diego sees consistent breezes, making it a favorite sailing spot for California and the rest of the west coast.

The eighth-largest city in the US, San Diego is known for its beautiful weather and pristine beaches as well its plethora of entertainment. Take in the ocean views at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, try out the outstanding Mexican food, visit one of the many great surf spots, or take a trip to one of the numerous museums, zoos or theme parks.

*This is a Non-Smoking Event

“On behalf of San Diego and our thriving, distinguished sailing community, we welcome with open arms the 2018 Extreme Sailing Seriestm to America’s finest City,”

– The president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority, Joseph Terzi

For the First Time in San Diego

October 18 – 21 2018

Join us for this family friendly and exciting event and witness for the time in San Diego, the Extreme Sailing Series tm!

Whether you’re a hard-core sailing fan or a wide-eyed newbie, the Extreme Sailing Seriestm has something for everyone. The free to enter public Race Village puts fans right at the heart of the action – racing their catamarans at full throttle just off the waterfront, the sailors can hear the roar of the fans, who experience the competition up close like never before. And fans around the world can follow online through live video streaming and dynamic SAP Sailing Analytics.

The SEAL Family Foundation presents Military Appreciation Day


We want to thank all of our military and their families for all that they do! And for the general public, this day provides an opportunity to say thanks to all those, past and present, who have contributed to the U.S. military. Come join us and let us celebrate you!

Meet us at the Race Village

With spectators estimated to be in excess of 30,000, there will be no shortage of footfall enjoying the Extreme Sailing Seriestm atmosphere.

As the racing draws to a close and the sailors dock up for the night, the Race Village pushes on. When the lights go down, the atmosphere goes up. Bars and stalls remain open so fans can grab a cold one and something good to eat. With music on hand to supply the atmosphere, the Race Village is the outdoor haven to cut loose late into the night.

San Diego Kiteboard Invitational

4 Days Of Racing

  • Worldwide Media Coverage
  • In conjunction with the International EXTREME SAILING SERIES
  • Top Kite Boarders in the World
  • Racing begins before the GC32s

The Extreme Sailing Series Act 7, San Diego event will be hosting the 1st Annual Extreme San Diego Kiteboard Invitational, bringing the top riders from around the world.  Fast Action Hydrofoil racing will take place each day before the GC32 racing starts. Don’t miss a chance to see a killer day on the water showcasing some of the world’s best athletes!

2018 Extreme Sailing Seriestm

From the drawing board to the water, since 2007 the Extreme Sailing Seriestm has transformed the world of professional inshore sailing.

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