Extreme Sailing Series – Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Pacific breezes welcome the Extreme Sailing Series to San Diego 10/19-22. Here’s how to watch the races and experience the wind in your face.

The race is part of an international series of eight sailing events, making its first appearance in San Diego. Competitors sail GC32 catamarans, equipped with hydrofoils that give the boats their extreme speed and making them fly as much as sail.

Because the courses are short, each race is just 10-12 minutes, leading to lots of exciting action. Courses vary in design, and there’s an umpire out on the water to make sure everyone follows the rules.

Viewers can watch the San Diego sailing event free from the Harbor Island Race Village. There’ll be beer gardens, food, and music, making a fun afternoon for everyone! VIP packages get you closer to the action, with special viewing platforms and even the chance to participate as a Guest Sailor on one of the boats.

Come early to the event and stay late to also take in the Extreme San Diego Kiteboard Invitational; riders will compete before and after the GC32s take the course.

Find your own adventure on the water when you visit San Diego. Best Western Plus Island Palms is at the water’s edge on Shelter Island, with paths for strolling and biking. Dip into the water in our pool, and enjoy sparkling water views of our Marina when you dine at Blue Wave Bar and Grill.  Harbor Island, where the Race Village is located, and all the attractions of San Diego are just a short distance away. Make your reservation!