San Diego Argonauts COVID-19 Pond Usage Guidelines
The 2020 Argonauts Club Calendar Is now Suspended.
Until further notice and the resumption of normally sanctioned model boating events and activities, the use of the Model Boat Basin by the San Diego Argonauts will be on an individual basis and will be done in accordance with the governing state and local guidelines for public health and safety during the period of the officially declared emergency.
Individuals using the pond are doing so on their own behalf and not as club members and will respect all state, county, and parks dept. posted health and safety guidelines.
Mission Bay Model Pond 1400 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109
1. RULES AND GOVERNANCE:
The event will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS) as changed by RRS Appendix E, this Notice of Race (NOR), the Sailing Instructions (SI), the International One Meter Class Rules, the current applicable Heat Management System (HMS) and the Equipment Rules of Sailing (2017-2020). The Sailing Instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with this Notice of Race.
1.2 COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our competitors, race officials, volunteers, guests, and all involved coming together for a national level event. As such our Covid Concerns and Regatta safety practices include:
1.2.1 While the Organizers will be implementing reasonable safety protocols, each individual attendee must decide if these guidelines meet their personal minimums and make their own choices. If these practices below do not meet what you believe to be safe guidelines for you or if you feel believe these practices “go too far” and you do not intend to follow them then youSHALL NOT attend this event.
1.2.2 Given the Covid-19 global pandemic the Race Committee will employ several non- negotiable health practices at this regatta. Skippers who attend must follow these practices or they will be required to leave the event and will not be allowed to continue racing (with no refunds).
a) All involved are mandated to perform health screenings upon arrival at San Diego Model Pond water site.
b) Health screening must be completed at the beginning of each day prior to or at check in (gathering).
c) Screening shall occur upon parking your car prior to admittance to the racing area.
d) A second health screening will be required for all if the racing day should extend beyond ten (10) hours.
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e) Health screenings are conducted by asking specific questions to check for signs or symptoms of respiratory infection and assessing body temperature.
• Have you experienced any of the following in the last 24-48 hours?One of the following: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
Or more than two of the following:
Fever, diarrhea, fatigue, repeated shaking with chills, body muscle aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or new loss of taste or smell
• Body temperature screening of greater than 100.4° F or 37.7°C is considered a “positive”screening
If a positive answer is given to any of the health screening questions or body temperature of 100.4°F or 37.7°C is identified, such individuals SHALL NOT be allowed to race.
f) Social distancing: Skippers will be asked to maintain social distancing (6 feet of separation or 2 IOM boat lengths) during the regatta if physically possible. When not possible, they are required to wear a mask.
g) In the racing control area, as defined by the PRO and race committee, masks shall be worn at all times.
1.3 EQUIPMENT INSPECTION:
1.3.1 All boats shall be checked by technical committee prior to racing in this event. • Boats together with their measurement certificates shall be presented for registration and
equipment inspection on Friday August 21st from 08.00 to 11.00. 1.3.2 All Equipment shall be inspected by technical committee before racing this event.
1.3.3 The Race Committee may extend the time for registration and inspection if there is a valid reason to do so.
1.3.4 No boat shall be eligible to race until it has been registered and has passed equipment inspection.
1.3.5 At the discretion of the PRO, checks of randomly selected boats to ensure that they comply with class rules may be conducted during the event.
1.4 FREQUENCIES: 1.4.1 No frequency conflicts will be allowed.
1.4.2 Permitted frequency bands are FCC-approved surface bands. Transmitters on 75 MHz must be narrow band certified. Radio frequencies will be allocated on a “first come first served”
1.4.3 2.4 GHZ radios are permitted and are exempt from rule E2.4 in the RRS.2. RISK STATEMENT:
2.1 RRS 4 of the Racing RRSs of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a heat or to continue racing is hers alone.” Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore involves an element of risk. By taking part in any of the events covered by this NOR, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
e) The provision of a race management team, patrol boats, umpires and other officials and volunteers by the organizer does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f) The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances; and
g) All involved in this event shall test negative heath screening procedures and expected to accept any government changes regarding this global pandemic (COVID-19).
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY:
3.1 The regatta is open to all boats of the IOM class. Each boat shall either send in advance or produce at Registration a valid Certification Measurement Form and proof of current AMYA or their National Authority membership.
4. REGISTRATION AND FEES:
4.1 The fee for the event per boat is $65 dollars (pay by 08/14/20).
4.2 Entry form and fees must be submitted by August 14th, 2020. After August 14th, the registration period is closed. This is a requirement of having a proper skipper count related to managing Covid Health and Safety Protocols. There is no exception.
Health Screening, Registration & Equipment Inspection
11:00 Skippers’ Meeting Warning & Racing to follow
17:30 After which time no heat shall start
Health Screening, Skippers’ Meeting /Warning Signal as announced
17:30 After which time no heat shall start
19:30 Social Activity to be announced (no host dinner)
Health Screening, Skippers’ Meeting /Warning Signal as announced
15:00 No race shall start, trophies to follow
7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
7.1 The Sailing Instructions will be available prior to the skippers meeting.
8. SCORING AND RACING SYSTEM:
8.1 The Championship shall be raced and scored under the current Heat Management System (HMS).
a) Five races are required to be completed to constitute the championship.
8.2 Boats finishing in an incorrect heat will not be allowed to sail in their assigned heat for that race and will be scored DNS for their correct heat.
9. RACE STAFF:
Principal Race Officer: Fred Rocha
Race Director: TBD
Technical Chairman: Ben Reeve
Protest Chairman: TBD
Scoring: Fred Rocha
Registration: SDA/ IOM Fleet
10. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
10.1 Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury, or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
10.2 All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. WORLD SAILING, IRSA, IOM ICA, AMYA, USA IOM NCA, the hosting Model Yacht Club, Regatta Staff and any other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.
10.3 At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and 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 Country and County of this event.
11. PERSONAL SAIL NUMBERS:
11.1 Personal Sail Numbers will take precedence if numbering conflicts arise until 10 days prior to the skipper’s meeting.
12.1 Individual lunch boxes and beverage will be served all 3 days.
13.1 Top 5 finishers
13.2 Corinthian’s Trophy
14. ACCOMODATIONS: 14.1 There are many Hotels close by, please consult the local listings for the Hotel that will best serve you. If you need assistance, please contact Fred Rocha at email@example.com.
15.1 Poor competitor behavior can reflect negatively on the sport, and all competitors are advised that their actions will be under scrutiny by race officials. In the event race officials witness any behavior, which they deem to be a breach of good manners or sportsmanship, or which may bring the sport into disrepute, the Principal Race Officer assisted by race officials will protest the party (or parties) in accordance with RRS 2 or 69.1.
15.2 The PRO, all race officials and observers have been directed to record any incidents, which will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Protest Committee. Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question or subsequent races, exclusion from the regatta, or other action within the Committee’s juridiction.
16. MEDIA RIGHTS:
16.1 Competitors, owners of the boats and their guests are giving all rights for using pictures and videos of persons and boats during the regatta in medias, including commercials, press materials and all other promoting activities and press releases, unless it is notified by writing before submitting entry.
17.1 All involved arriving in the county from international locations identified on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Warning Level 2 or 3 Travel Advisory (available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices) shall be subject to 14-day home or other suitable location quarantine and self-monitoring before racing.
The following words and phrases have these definitions in this interpretation.
Shall or may: In this document, the word “shall” specify a mandatory action or procedure, while the word “may” be permissive.
Will: In this document, the word “will” specify an intention. All involved: In this document, the expression “all involved” represents, race officials,competitors, volunteers and or any individual involved at this specific event.
This is a woody US One Meter made by Bob DeBow. It has been cleaned up and has a new skinned top deck. The next unique thing about it is that is has BRAND NEW just hung recently Chuck Black sails. That’s right two legends in one boat. I am trying to get my fleet to a manageable size really down to just three boats. I need room in the garage. I am going to be asking a modest $400 for this boat. Contact: rcsailfun @ gmail. com (remove spaces)
I want to offer a shout out to Kerry Law, who reached out to our fearless leader with a generous offer to donate some beautiful RC boats made by her extremely talented dad. All of the boats appear to be meticulously crafted and engineered, needing only some minor maintenance and radio gear to get them ready for the pond. This was a fabulous gift, and it will boost our recruitment efforts when they are brought to the pond and run. Shown are the two scale models I received today. To my right is a Coast Guard utility boat, and to my left is a German Wasserschutzpolizei boat. These boats patrol the waterways, lakes and harbors of Germany around the clock. –Rob Wood
Kerry, a huge thanks to your family. Your dad was clearly a master craftsman. I spent much of the weekend with a smile on my face as I updated two with modern running gear, cleaned, greased, and tested them.
Berkeley Chris Craft Cobra (Built by Pete Law 1994) 1:8 Scale (1 1/2″ = 1′) Length: 31″ Beam: 10 3/8″
Sterling Chris Craft 63′ Motor Yacht (Built by Pete Law 1984) Sterling kit B-11M 1:19 Scale Length: 40″ Beam: 10 1/4″
A huge thanks from Mark Weber! (Check out Mark’s video if their first test run.)
Originally, club member Ken Wilson planned on picking up the Sterling 63′ Motor Yacht. However, that quickly turned into a trade for Mark Weber’s dusty Emma C Berry RC sailboat (Built by Ed Sayres). In other words, the donated boats indirectly got other models into the right hands to make sure they see the sun and Pond again.
Other overjoyed recipients!
Thanks Kerry! We have the upmost respect to your dad Pete Law, a master craftsman.
Curious about the history of San Diego’s incredible Mission Bay Park? Here’s a glimpse into it’s original vision in a film called Aquatic Wonderland.
“1950s Film – AQUATIC WONDERLAND – Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA. Promotional film for the newly improved Mission Bay Park. From an old Umatic video tape from Jack White’s estate, transferred from an original copy of the film sometime in the 1970s probably.” —peahix on YouTube
DF95 – SOLD newer purple hull sailed for one season. Will add the spare yellow hull. Comes with everything needed to be competitive. Will include Flysky radio (not shown). In addition, comes complete with 2 – A Rigs, 1 B Rig, 1 C Rig and 1 D Rig – all in a transportable bag. I will also include what ever spare parts I have for the DF95 (Winch, line, sail rings, etc….). I know this may sound expensive, but trust me this is a deal considering all you will be getting: SOLD . (So there is no confusion – there is a stock C rig in the photo that does not belong and will not be included).
Contact: rcsailfun @ gmail. com (remove spaces)
Sol50 – For Sale SOLD– I am hard pressed to let this one go – she’s fast. And with the new sails from Don Lair she’s even more capable. These sails are specifically cut along the lines as specified by Fillippo – and we all know how fast he can be. The sail case and stands included. There will be NO radio associated with this boat – sorry. With the new sails this is a great buy at SOLD.
With the recent changes in the USA IOM calendar and leadership we were thrilled to be able to continue our annual Mid-Winters Regatta here in San Diego. This year was well attended with 24 Skippers signing up with 23 on the line during the first day of racing. But, let’s back up a little.
Due to scheduling the Mid-Winters event was hosted for only 2 days with an added practice day on, yep, Valentines Day, February 14th. This included – bring your M and your IOM for racing and practice as you desired. The boat house was open to pre-tech in your IOM for the event. On the 14th – 7 boats were registered in and there were about 10-15 skippers on the water practicing. A basic course was laid out in advance of the competition to facilitate this practice day. My thanks go out to Bill Bridge for assisting me this day.
First day of racing was started late morning, as of course the remaining 16 boats had to be weighed and checked. For the morning time – Bob Hirsch was on hand with a drill to help get the weigh in started, and David Woodward assisted with the tables and chairs and setup (as well as breaking down the day) which helped get everything ready for an 11:30am start. And we also said a very Happy Birthday to Larry Grant this day!
Winds were best described as out of the west / north west and mostly gusty between 6 to 10kts. With some higher gusts from time to time. Seeding racing went quickly and the two fleets started in earnest shortly thereafter. Skippers were mostly Californian in origin with some other skippers from Seattle region also gracing our shores. Also in attendance were a few guys out of Arizona, Canada and Virginia. Early racing saw some exchanges of first place between Mark Gollison and Denis Rogers with just one point between them at days end of 9 full races. Close on their heels were Craig Mackey, Gary Boell, and Michel Roure.
Day 2 was much the same weather fo about 67 degrees and sunny with much of the same winds. Skippers were able to get started a little sooner this day and racing started with 10B. Only two protests went to committee during the event with most squabbles handled quickly on the water. Racing continued until 3pm as planned with a total of 16 races completed in total. We want to thank everyone who came out and attended our event and who helped to make it successful. It was nice to see a couple of brand new skippers giving it a go and a big thank you to all who traveled for the event. And without further ado, here are the final standings: