Extreme Sailing Series – Act 7 San Diego
Recently the Extreme Sailing Series and the top kiteboarders in the world visited San Diego for four days of racing action, adding North America to their schedule for the first time since Boston in 2011. The event was free to the public to watch and enjoy, with shops, food trucks, exhibits and clubs.
As in other forms of racing, a little specialized knowledge can add to the enjoyment of the sport.
Attached to the mast are a large mainsail and two smaller foresails. The leading foresail is called the “code zero.” Its purpose is to give the boat extra power upwind and downwind. The foresail behind that is called the...