2019 RC Model Boat mini Parade of Lights

Check out the San Diego Argonauts’ lighted remote controlled model boats! We’ll launch the Christmas season with our tiny Model Boat Parade of Lights at the San Diego Model Boat Pond.

Public is welcome. Bring a chair. Enjoy the little lights!

Event Flyer

Model Boaters:  If you have a scale model boat, start working on your lights. Be sure to bring a warm sweater, a hot beverage, and a great camera. This is going to be another beautiful event!

  • Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: San Diego Model Yacht Pond
  • More info on Facebook

In case you’re new to the mini Parade of Lights, here’s a video from January 2015:

And David Manley’s video from 2016:

Ideas for easy RC model boat lights.

NOR: 2019 Santa Barbara One-Day Summer Fun Regatta, Saturday August 24th

 Notice of Race 

Present by The San Diego Argonauts – AMYA #8 

2019 

Santa Barbara Summer Fun Regatta 

When: Saturday August 24, 2019 

Where: Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, San Diego CA 

Schedule: 

8/24/2019: Saturday 

09:00 —– Late Registration and Check-in, 

10:00 —– Skipper’s Meeting 

10:30 —– Warning Signal 

11:00 —– Race 

13:00 —– Lunch, or as determined by the PRO 

16:00 —– PRO’S discretion to continue (wind conditions factor) 

Race Chairman: Tom Gardner, Commodore, San Diego Argonauts 

PRO: Tom Gardner, tgardneocen@att.net or 760 390 0105 

Protest Committee: TBA 

Scoring & Timekeeping: Glenda Gardner, or as determined 

Administration: The San Diego Argonauts 

Rules: This regatta is governed by the RRS 2017-2020, HMS 2016, Santa Barbara class rules, San Diego Argonauts Season 2019 Sailing Instructions. (sandiegoargonauts.com) 

Eligibility: This regatta is open to all Santa Barbara class boats. 

Registration and Check In. Late registration is available on-site registration the day of the event. Check-in with the Scorekeeper includes checking the skipper’s name, sail numbers, and a request for email if not already available. Please note your frequency if other than 2.4GHz. 

Measurements and Weight check: none 

Scoring & Racing System: Low Point scoring will apply in a single fleet format. Scoring in accordance to RRS Appendix A. The number of races will be no less than 12 with 2 throw-outs. 

Breaks between races will be determined by the PRO. 

Entry fee is $15 per boat. This includes your morning coffee and lunch and beverages for the day and awards. Entry fees are payable by PayPal or by check made out to San Diego Argonauts. 

Entry Deadline: Friday August 23, 2019. Late entries will be accepted on the day of the event. Late entries will be Charged $20; cash or check. 

Pre-Registration & Fees: Pre-registration will help the Race Committee and organizers to plan the event effectively and eliminate any potential conflicts. A lunch meal (great sandwiches) is planned and you may order yours as part of the Registration. Registration is available on the Argonauts Website: or Facebook page, or on the AMYA Race Schedule page for August 2019. All sites allow for registration and payment with PayPal on the JotForm provided. https://form.jotform.com/90276573638972 Please register early for this event. 

Registration by mail. Entry fees can be by US mail, please send the registration form (below) along with a check for $15.00 made out to San Diego Argonauts and send to: 

Tom Gardner, 2821 Ocean Village Way, Oceanside Ca. 92054 

Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 positions. 

Liability: All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. The San Diego Argonauts & any other parties involved in the organization of this event, disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for the loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to persons and or goods, both ashore and on the water, as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this NOR. 

Conduct: Unsportsmanlike behavior can reflect negatively on the sport. The San Diego Argonauts, in partnership with AMYA seek to provide a sailing environment that is respectful to all competitors and free of hostility, and improper language. Therefore, Race Officials will, if need be, protest the party or parties for unsportsmanlike conduct in accordance with RRS 2 or 69.1. Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question subsequent races or exclusion from the regatta. 

Entry Form 

To the Participants: 

At all times, the responsibility for the safety of their boat & themselves, including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the State of California. 

Name:______________________________ 

Address:_____________________________ 

______________________________ 

Phone: _______________________________ 

Email:________________________________ 

AMYA#:______________________________ 

Sail#:________ 

Hull design: Santa Barbara 

As skipper of the Santa Barbara, sail # _________, I hereby declare that the vessel complies with all the rules of the Santa Barbara Class measurement requirements that are current as of this date. 

By signing this entry form, I agree to all the terms & conditions set forth in the NOR. 

Signature:___________________________________ 

Date:_____________________ 

Mail this entry form along with check to: 

PayPal registration link https://form.jotform.com/90276573638972 

2019 RC Scale Boat Events

Dust off your boats and start prepping for these upcoming, awesome RC scale boating events!

We’ve created a series of themed events.  Bring your themed RC scale boats, and let’s have some fun!  For more information see our Facebook page or contact Jeff Sparksworthy jsparksworthy@gmail.com.

July 20, 2019 – “Tug-O-War”

  • Bring your tugs. We’ll measure their pulling power against a scale and have tugs pull each other across sight lines. We will also have a weighted barge pull.
  • 9:00am-noon

October 26, 2019 – “Taffy 3”

  • This is an effort to honor Taffy 3 crew and squadron members, survivors and their families by building, displaying and running 1:96 scale model Taffy 3 warships at this historic event. (For questions about this event contact Neil Boyle npboyle@yahoo.com)
  • https://taffy3modelships.weebly.com/schedule.html
  • 9:00am-noon with formation runs at noon and 2:00pm.

December 7, 2019 – “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Model Boat Run / Fleet Gathering”

  • A run of 1:96 scale ships & boats at Santee Lakes.  Argonauts with 1/96 scale ships are invited to run with the Task Force 96 group.
  • 9:00am-4:00pm

December 21, 2019 – “2019 Model Boat Parade of Lights”

  • A magical evening run involving tiny boats and lots of little, beautiful lights.
  • 5:00-8:00pm