Mark Reynolds (sailor)

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Mark Reynolds
Personal information
Born (1955-11-02) November 2, 1955 (age 64)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Sailing career
Class(es)Snipe, Star
Club San Diego Yacht Club

Mark J. Reynolds (born November 2, 1955) is an American Star class sailor and Olympic champion. He has sailed Stars since age four, training with his father James Reynolds who was the 1971 World Champion (as crew for Dennis Conner).[1]

Reynolds competed at multiple Olympics, medaling in 1988 and 1992. In 1996 he came in eighth.[2] Afterwards he formed a new partnership with crewman Magnus Liljedahl, and they went on to win a string of championships, culminating with a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics.[3]

Reynolds sailed for San Diego State University, where he received a BS.[4] As a sophomore, Mark was All American on the San Diego State University sailing team in 1974. Mark led the team to a 2nd place finish both in 1974 and 1975 in the North American Dinghy Championships.[5] He also holds an honorary doctorate from Piedmont College. During the 2001–02 Volvo Ocean Race, he sailed with Team SEB.

He owns a sail making company. He made the sails for almost all of his Star class competitors.[1]

Non-Olympic achievements:[1]

  • Snipe
  • Star
    • 1995 & 2000 World Champion
    • 10 times Continental Champion
    • 1998 & 2002 North American Champion
    • 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998 & 2002 Bacardi Cup Champion
    • 2001 & 2002 Commodores Cup Champion
    • 2004 Rolex Miami OCR Champion
  • Farr 40
    • 2002 World Champion (tactician)



  1. ^ a b c "Mark Reynolds: Sailing – Inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame in 2003". San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. 2004-06-08. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ "10 Questions: American boat sailor Mark Reynolds". CNN/Sports Illustrated. September 20, 2000. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  3. ^ "Mark Reynolds". Archived from the original on 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2008-04-25.
  5. ^ Zoom Information