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SAN DIEGO’s Mark Reynolds ON 2019 FINALIST LIST AS Olympic Hall of Fame INDUCTEE

There are 15 finalists for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019, but only one San Diegian. Tabitha Lipkin caught up with a sailor on that list that has traveled the world, but holds the 92106 area code close to his heart.

San Diego native nominated for Olympic Hall of Fame

There are 15 finalists for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019, but only one San Diegian. Tabitha Lipkin caught up with a sailor on that list that has traveled the world, but holds the 92106 area code close to his heart.

Posted by Tabitha Lipkin on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

List of Olympic Finalists and Bios

Mark Reynolds

OLYMPIC GAMES
1988 – Sailing
Silver: Star
1992 – Sailing
Gold: Star
1996 – Sailing
8th: Star
2000 – Sailing
Gold: Star

TOP 5 ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  1. After winning the gold in 2000, Reynolds was named World Sailing’s and U.S. Sailing’s Yachtsman of the Year. These awards are considered the highest honor in the sport of sailing globally and in the United States, respectively.
  2. Won a gold medal at the 1979 Pan American Games.
  3. Reynolds was a two-time world champion in 2000 and 1995. He has eight world championship medals in the Star class.
  4. Reynolds is a 10-time continental champion.
  5. In 1989 and 1992, he was named Athlete of the Year for Sailing by the USOC.

TOP 3 REASONS FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. Reynolds is the most decorated Olympic sailors in U.S. history. In three of the four Games he attended, he earned a medal (two gold, one silver). In 1996 (Reynold’s worst Games performance) he still placed in the top 10.
  2. Off the water, Reynolds is extremely motivated and an incredible team player. While he was training for the Olympics, he simultaneously worked as a sailmaker. He not only designed the sails for all three of his medal-winning boats, but also those for his competitors.
  3. Reynolds’ dedication to fostering U.S. Olympic sailing transcends dedication to his own campaigns. In 2008, 2012 and 2016, Reynolds served as a coach for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. In 2016, even after the Star class was eliminated from the Olympic Games, Reynolds shared his expertise by coaching the U.S. Men’s Laser sailor, Charlie Buckingham. With guidance from Reynolds, Buckingham finished his first Olympic Games’ in the boat widely renowned as the most competitive Olympic class in 11th place.
Image: “Hal and Mark” – Painting by Jim Dewitt

BACKGROUND
• Competed in Star at four Olympic Games (1988-2000), three of them alongside Hal Haenel (1988-96).
• Four-time Olympian and three-time medalist, including two golds.
• Won six world championship medals in Star, including golds in 1995 and 2000.
• He also won a Star gold medal at the 1986 Goodwill Games, and a silver medal in the Snipe class at the 1979 Pan American Games.
• He learned to sail from his father, James Reynolds, who was a 1971 world champion in Star, as crew for Dennis Conner.
• Attended San Diego State University, graduating in 1979.
• Was named the 2000 ISAF/Sperry World Sailor of the Year, and in 2002, he was inducted into the World Sailing Hall of Fame.

KEY TAKEAWAY
Mark Reynolds represents the qualities of a model Olympian. He is an avid supporter of U.S. Sailing and Olympic excellence, an extremely talented athlete, and is dedicated to fostering the next generation of champions. During Reynold’s tenure dominating the Star class, he displayed a vast depth of skill and sportsmanship.

Socal’s Vince Brun Inducted into the Class of 2018 National Sailing Hall of Fame

2018 Inductee Vince Brun: Click on image for bio.

NSHOF Class of 2018 Inductees

 

A Look Back at SoCal’s Doug Peterson

@DougPetersonTribute Facebook Page

2018 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Results

RESULTS

SoCal Sailing History: Doug Peterson

This is the Official Facebook Page Administered by Doug’s Family

Sadly, much of the documentation from Doug’s office was lost after he became ill. Friends tried to help by putting the files into storage, where they eventually went missing.

They are attempting to reconstruct as many of the files as possible, for inclusion in a donation to a major Nautical Museum.

So PLEASE, post whatever photos of Doug’s boats that you might have, any rating certificates, correspondence, brochures, and other documents you may have on their Facebook Page.

Most of all, PLEASE post stories and anecdotes you might have about time spent with Doug.

If you are not a Facebooker, send to me at Steve@SoCalSailingNews.com and I will forward.  Thanks!

Apogee – Milt and Marty Vogel’s SoCal Doug Peterson rocket ship.

Mighty Merloe Sets new Puerto Vallarta Race Record

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March 5, 2018

2 days, 3 hours, 58 minutes, 21 seconds

HOWARD ENLOE: THE MULTIHULL MAVERICK

 

 

2018 IOM Midwinters

Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond – February 23 – 25, 2018

RESULTS

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L to R: Steve Washburn, Gary Boell, Mark Golison, Barry Donaher, John Ebey and Steve Landeau / Photo Bomb: Jess Atkinson


2018 SDYC Women’s Winter Invitational Regatta

RESULTS

 

 

2018 Islands Race

RESULTS

 

EVENT REPORT

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Cover Photo Credit: JoySailing – Bronny Daniels