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Feb. 2- ODOM & SOLING 50 Points

Cool February weather held out for ODOM & Soling 50 skippers today. The wind was a little on the light side. No snow or ice- so we have no complaints from this department! Thank you Chris Staiger for directing a fun day of sailing.

ODOM skippers are thanking Jess Atkinson for his day of pond side tuning assistance. He helped most of our fleet improve their boat settings, with his years of ODOM experience.. You could see the results on the water! Thank you Jess!

Smooth Sailing! Gil

Jan. 13 Points- IOM & DF95

You sure couldn’t argue about the beautiful winter day on Mission Bay! IOM and DF95 skippers participated in their first Points Series for 2024 with good numbers in each fleet. The sea breeze was just enough for each class to glide through the afternoon on a nice long course. I bit light and shifty at times.. but that’s our pond!

Chris Staiger set the marks and manned the clock for the IOM fleet. Ben Reeve directed today’s healthy DF95 fleet. These guys are volunteers and they deserve much credit for your fun today!

Smooth Sailing, Gil

2024 IOM AMYA Region 8  Championship Regatta

FEBRUARY 16-17-18

The San Diego Argonauts are excited to host the 2024 IOM AMYA Region 8 Championship Regatta. February is a perfect time to escape the cold weather and enjoy San Diego and Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond. The IOM sailing community is cordially invited to join the fun!

The Following links will direct you to IOM USA

ENTRY LIST

https://www.iomusa.org/2024-r8-regatta-entry-list

ENTRY FORM

https://www.iomusa.org/2024-r8-regatta-entry-form

NOTICE OF RACE

2023 HIGHLIGHTS

Don’t miss this Region 8 Ranking Event in Feb. 2024

DEC. 9-DF95 & IOM Points

The San Diego Argonauts completed their final Saturday of the 2023 Points Racing Season. It looks like the winds did not cooperate sufficiently to allow IOM skippers their December points opportunity. Despite that disappointment, we must focus on all the fun we have had throughout the entire season and thank everyone that has participated in activities this year.

A special thank you to all the volunteers that make our passion of R/C sailing possible. 2024 is going to be an even more exciting year on our pond!

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season. Gil

2024 CALENDAR

OCT.21-DF95 & IOM Points

A fantastic day greeted a nice group of skippers, on our last points event for October. DF95 and IOM fleets experienced consistent 6-10mph north west breezes that held trough out the day.

Craig-Mike

Craig Mackey was our volunteer Race Director for the DF95 fleet and managed 6 races on our standard medium course. There was some tight racing in the in the top ranks but Dennis Rogers came out on top with some beautiful sailing.

DF-95 Fleet

Chris Staiger stepped up as Race Director for the IOM fleet. The wind was favorable for long courses, so five longs and one modified (“Freddy”) medium course filled up the day. Mike Fruciano made the road trip from Arizona.. Thank you Mike for your participation! Congratulations Dennis Rogers for some very consistent sailing!

Bob Williams, once again, pushed that semi-portable grill half way around the world to serve up his specialty.. HOT DOGS!! Thank you Bob!!

Thank You Pat Nevitt for the beautiful score sheets.. YOU ROCK!! After all, scores are the meat of this post!

DF95’s DON’T FORGET NOVEMBER 11

SEE YOU AT THE POND.. Gil

OCT.14-IOM Fun Regatta

Seven IOM skippers participated today in our October IOM Fun Regatta. Ken Wild was our volunteer Race Director for a full day on the water. Thank you Ken for hanging in there for a total of 14 races.. I know that wasn’t in the contract!

IOM skippers sailed a course suggested by Steve Ross, inspired by the recent European IOM Championships. The weather mark was an outside -to inside gate. We did two upwind and two downwind legs and omitted our traditional offset reach in the middle. I think it worked fairly good.. A little more separation between the marks would make it even better.

Steve Ross recorded some drone footage of the first few races but they still live on a tiny little SD card.. once I track down my reader we will be in business!

It was a good day of sailing!

How About Fast & Fowl??

Don’t Forget… November 11

DF95 FUN & FOWL REGATTA

OCT.7-ODOM & Soling 50 Points

Argonauts skippers experienced a beautiful summer like day on Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond. A perfect time of the year in San Diego to enjoy a day of sailing! The sea breeze held through out the day with the typical and unpredictable shifts, making for a challenging day on the water.

Special thanks to our volunteer Race Directors that stepped in at the last minute to fill the void. Chris Staiger set the marks and called the action for our ODOM fleet. Pat Nevitt was the Race Director for the Soling 50 fleet and tallied the scores. We truly appreciate what you do!

SPECIAL NOTE:

Saturday October 14 is an IOM Fun Day

November 11- DF 95 FUN & FOWL REGATTA

Don’t be a chicken!! Provide name and sail number to: Jess Atkinson or Gil Jansky

SMOOTH SAILING, Gil

SEPT. 9 Points- IOM & DF95

IOM and DF 95 skippers experienced perfect end of summer conditions for our second points event of September. The wind was onshore early with a WNW flow on our pond. Chris Staiger was our Race Director for the IOM Fleet and Gerry Wold ran the DF 95 series. Each class completed six medium course races. It was a good day of challenging and competitive sailing!

SEPT. 9- IOM POINTS
SEPT. 9DF95 POINTS

Steve Delva filled in for Pat Nevitt, while he is on vacation, providing the scores cards above. We will get caught up on cumulative scoring in October. Thank You Steve!

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FUN & FOWL REGATTA

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Jess Atkinson announced that The San Diego Argonauts will be running a special sailing event for DF 95 skippers and their friends on Saturday, November 11!

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Special note: This event was organized to promote R/C sailing and enhance skippers skill level, cooperation and camaraderie.  Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers.  There will be a short tuning seminar and Q&A session lead by Jess Atkinson

VC Sail Announcement:

Hello Sailors,

Originally the Bayfair thunder boat regatta was scheduled for this coming Saturday. However, Bayfair has been cancelled. Let’s make this Saturday a fun practice day. Who knows, Hot Dog Bob could show up with his legal hot dog cart. 

See you at the pond for a fun day.

Steve Ross