Friday Morning, I'll be joined in the 7am hour by one of the founding members of a new San Diego Event that I attended last year: Extreme Sailing in San Diego Bay.
Matt Reynolds (pic below) is a native San Diegan, growing up in Point Loma. At an early age, he was part of the SDYC Junior Sailing Program where he developed a love for sailing. He went on to sail at the University of San Diego High School (Uni) and attended college at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he was a 3 time All American Sailor. Matt studied business at St. Mary’s and spent one year on Wall Street before pursuing his passion to become a Professional Sailor. Matt has now been sailing professionally for the past 21 years and his resume includes winning National and World Championships as well as having several offshore records.In 2013, Matt helped manage the Youth America’s Cup Team which included three sailors from the SDYC. Through this experience, Matt and his partners founded Extreme San Diego in 2015 which has been working with the Extreme Sailing Series to bring this event to San Diego for the next five plus years.
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 event lasts through the weekend and is free to attend and they do have some stands to watch from.
Just know parking is a PROBLEM on Harbor Island so carpool and expect to park in lots BEFORE you actually get to where the racing action is.
Look for me there on Friday...I'll be wearing my Get Shamrocked Tank Top, shorts and flops....it's going to be in the 80's....