Next Event: Cardiff, UK 24 August - 27 August 2018

San Diego, presented by SAP

18 October - 21 October 2018

With the racing taking place just five metres from the shore of Harbor Island, the man-made peninsula located close to Downtown San Diego, 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.

How to get there

The Hotel & VIP Package

The San Diego Hotel & VIP Package provide sailing fans a hassle-free and unforgettable visit to the Extreme Sailing Series event.

Each package includes:

  • Two Silver VIP passes for your day of choice
  • A GC32 boat tour hosted by an Extreme Sailing Series sailor
  • Afternoon RIB ride out to watch the racing
  • Two nights at your hotel of choice from our list of partnering hotels (scheduled for the nights prior & post visit the the Extreme Sailing Series)
  • Two Extreme Sailing Series gift bags

Book your VIP Hotel & VIP package here.

For more information or to upgrade your package contact [email protected].

*If you have already purchased your VIP package, you can redeem preferential rates at local hotels using the information provided in your confirmation email.


Please see below a list of participating hotels. Book through these hotels for the best experience of San Diego including Extreme Sailing Series VIP packages, competitions and more.


For your chance to win 2x Silver VIP packages to the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego Act, October 19-21, book your accommodation at one of the participating hotels highlighted below. Book before 18 September 2018, to be entered into the prize draw. The winner will be announced on October 1, 2018. See T&Cs below.

*Participating hotels

Terms & Conditions
- Hotel booking must be made before September 18, 2018
- Hotel booking must be made using the unique hotel reservation links found on the official Extreme Sailing Series™ website or social media post
- Only hotel reservations between October 15-22 are valid for entry
- The winner of the 2x Silver access tickets will be notified on October 1, 2018
- 2 x Silver tickets are valid for one day of the winner’s choice between 19-21 October, 2018
- The winner will be picked at random from all entrants

** For Data protection purposes we will not keep or make use of any personal data outside of randomly selecting the competition winner.

*Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 N. Harbor Drive | San Diego, CA | 92106

Located near the marinas and walkways of the scenic San Diego Bay, Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is just a five minute drive from the free-to-enter Race Village on Harbor Island. *Participating hotel

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*Hilton San Diego Airport
1960 Harbor Island Drive | San Diego, CA | 92101

A unique Harbor Island, San Diego waterfront hotel, this hotel not only boasts scenic views of the marina and downtown San Diego skyline but will also have a bird's eye view of the Extreme Sailing Series racing this October. *Participating hotel

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*Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport Hotel at Liberty Station
2592 Laning Road | San Diego, CA | 92106

Nestled next to the waterfront and adjacent to a beautiful 46 acre park with a dozen restaurants in walking distance, including the popular Liberty Public Market, this hotel is perfectly located to enjoy not only the event but the local San Diego vibes. *Participating hotel

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*SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown / Bayfront
900 Bayfront Court | San Diego, CA | 92101

Just a seven minute drive from both the International Airport and the free-to-enter public Race Village on Harbor Island, Springhill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront is perfectly located with bay views for Extreme Sailing Series fans. *Participating hotel

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*Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a 10 minute drive to the Stadium Racing action taking place in Harbor Island from October 18-21. *Participating hotel

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive | San Diego, CA | 92101

With panoramic views of downtown San Diego skyline and the bay, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is perfectly located at the entrance to Harbor Island and just a five minute walk to all the Extreme Sailing Series action.

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

This iconic hotel features 1,628 guestrooms with stunning Pacific Ocean and city views and is conveniently located steps from some of San Diego’s biggest attractions. Enjoy premium amenities including 2 rooftop pools, 8 onsite dining options and more at this Grand escape.

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