Extreme Sailing Series

18 October - 21 October 2018 , presented by SAP

EXTREME SAILING SERIES SAN DIEGO – With the racing taking place just five metres from the shore of Harbor Island - near Shelter Island hotels, the man-made peninsula located close to Downtown San Diego hotels, the Series will return to the city for the penultimate Act of the  season. Enjoying a very temperate climate, the Californian city of San  Diego sees consistent breezes, making it a popular sailing spot for  California and the rest of the west coast.

What time zone do I need to set my watch to? UTC-7

What will the weather be like? 

Expect glorious sunshine with little chance of rain.

What should I see and do while I’m there? Balboa Park is far  more than just a park and is one of San Diego’s greatest assets. The  1,200 acres is decorated with beautiful buildings and water features and  with 17 museums and cultural centres, there is plenty to see and do.  For a true taste of the Californian lifestyle head to Mission and  Pacific Beaches. Visit one of the many hire shops and join the constant  stream of skateboarders, in-line skaters, joggers and cyclists along the  boardwalk or pick a spot on the beach and relax to the sound of  crashing waves.

What traditional delicacies should I try? Although not the  most nutritious snack, the California burrito is part of the San Diego  experience. This take on a Mexican classic consists of carne asada,  cheese, sour cream and French fries, rolled in a flour tortilla.

Any interesting facts? Located in San Diego, 32nd Street Naval  Station is the largest United States Navy base and the top employer in  the city. When watching the racing keep an eye out for military jets and  helicopters taking off from the runway in the background.

Hotel Accommodations

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina provides sailing fans comfortable and hassle-free accommodations for the Extreme Sailing Series event Oct 18 – 21, 2018.