From learning to sail at eight years of age to winning the Junior Women's National Championship (Leiter Cup) at 15, Lynsi Gibbons realized early on that racing was her passion. She fell in love with the sport when sailing as a girl on the Maumee River in Ohio. She started on Optimists, FJs, and Lasers while venturing out with local pros to Interlake, Flying Scot, and Lightning regattas throughout the Midwest. She participated in the Junior sailing programs at Jolly Roger and North Cape Yacht Club throughout her younger days. All the sailing took a toll, and Lynsi decided to take a few years off. After her hiatus, Lynsi taught at multiple yacht clubs, eventually landing in California to teach at San Diego Yacht Club. After a perfect summer of sailing on the San Diego Bay, she decided to move there permanently and has since created a wonderful life with her husband and two kids.
Lynsi has raced competitively in many inshore, offshore, and one-design programs in San Diego. Since 2017, she has volunteered her time in the local racing community as the Cortez Racing Associations' Membership Director. She also keeps busy racing a Beneteau First 40 and her Snipe out of Mission Bay Yacht Club.
Lynsi has over 30 years racing experience as well as extensive knowledge of the sailmaking industry after working for 10 years at North Sails. Now as a Sail Consultant at the San Diego loft, she aims to build stellar customer experiences from the very first engagement. "Quantum customers can expect my very best, most attentive service while I work closely with cloth manufacturers, sail designers, and long-time salespeople to build the right product for any sailing style and sailor," says Lynsi.
Certifications and Clinics:
-US Sailing Instructor Certification, 4 years
-ISAF Safety at Sea with Hands-On Training Certification
-North U Tactics and North U Trim Seminars
-Peter Isler Weather Mapping Seminar
-North U Match Racing Clinic
-American Cross First Aid CPR Certified