Just to the east of our little pond, by the wind graph above, you can see we had a typical summer day on Mission Bay. Then add resorts, pine trees, parking lots and other obstructions to the equation.. You get the idea.. This is a pretty challenging place to sail!
A HUGE Thank You and extended hand of appreciation to our Argonaut leadership. This would not be possible without them! Fred Rocha, Rob Wood, Bill Bridge, Sean O’Connor and our new interim secretary Al Waters. These are all volunteers pouring a tremendous amount of positive energy into OUR organization!
“It is such a pleasure to see a fleet of racers that are doing their best to enjoy these little boats and the racing. It is so cool that the few disagreements we have (mostly caused by the distance between us and our boats) are discussed and resolved with very little frustration. You all have a very special thing going. I would venture to say that it’s a bit unique.” Bueno, J. Rogers
Thank you to all the Argonauts that participated in todays races. It looks like, from the scores, we have some consistently talented sailors in our fleet that can really read the wind! Check out the cool drone video’s provided by Kerim Baran.
July 17th SCALE DIVISION FULL DAY – Scale Age of Steam
July 24th 11:30 Skippers Meeting 12:00 SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA
11:00 Sail Clinic12:00 – 16:00 Open Water
SAN DIEGO ARGONAUTS RACE WEEK AUGUST 4TH 15TH – 21ST
IT LOOKED LIKE A FUN DAY OF SAILING COMPETITION AT SAN DIEGO MODEL YACHT POND IN MISSION BAY. If you are an RC enthusiast, big boat sailor or just pond side spectator the San Diego Argonauts welcome your interest into our FUN and challenging hobby of RC Sailing!
DF95 & IOM AERIAL DOCUMENTATION. Thank You Kerim Baran.
DF95 Races 4 – 6
IOM RACES 1 & 2
HERE IS THE REMAINDER OF OUR JULY SAIL CALENDAR:
July 3rd 11:00 Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar 11:45 Skippers Meeting 12:00 – 16:00 Sail Points SOLING 50 – ODOM – S/B OD
July 10th 10:00 SDA Race Week Meeting 11:00 Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar 11:45 Skippers Meeting 12:00 – 16:00 Sail Points IOM – DF95
July 17th SCALE DIVISION FULL DAY – Scale Age of Steam July 24th 11:30 Skippers Meeting 12:00 SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTAJuly 31st11:00 Sail Clinic
It was a cloudy kind of cool May gray day the wind ranged between 0-9mph from the wsw x w x sw x nw x w x s x straight down. The turnout was decent 5 IOM’s and 13 95’s. For the most part the sailing was fair, only a few people missed taking a turn when they should, have hopefully they will fix that in the future. I want to send a huge vote of thanks out to Gil, Pat, and Ken for their help. Without people that step up we’re sunk! Kim 5/15 RD
Thank You RD Kim Robbins.
Thank You Scorekeeper Ken Campbell.
SPECIAL THANKS TO KERIM BARAN FOR GREAT DRONE FOOTAGE OF MAY 15 RACING.
And here are some videos from the IOM races: Race #4 (videos 1,2,3)Race #5 (videos 4,5,6)
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
We’ve been given a fantastic indoor space, right in front of the entrance to the Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park. We will have access to the space for setting up, starting on Friday at 4:00 PM, and at 8:00 AM on Saturday, 9:00 AM on Sunday. We have parking, secure storage, power and restrooms, with a cafe just up the stairs above us. This will be a high-traffic area during the event, but with a perfectly-controllable, roped-in area along the busy thoroughfare. WE NEED BOATS AND SHIPS TO DISPLAY! You need not commit to the full weekend, or even a full day, but we need as many people and boats/submarines and ships as possible.
See photos below for an unloading map and a look at the space.
The San Diego Argonauts kicked off the Christmas season with our own RC Model Boat Parade of Lights around the San Diego Model Boat Pond. Public joined, and we had a fantastic turnout of 20+ boats and around 100 spectators. Our thanks to KUSI for morning coverage of the event!
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: San Diego Model Yacht Pond
Come see the San Diego Argonauts’ lighted remote controlled model boats! We’ll be kicking off the Christmas season with our own Model Boat Parade of Lights around the San Diego Model Boat Pond. Public is welcome. Bring a chair. Enjoy the lights.
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!
Our past Model Boat Parade of Lights were each an incredible success. This year, the San Diego Argonauts will be hosting another mini Parade of Lights at the San Diego Model Boat Pond on
We had an awesome Scale Boat Fun Run this past Saturday. It featured a navigation course with islands, barge pulling, a great lunch and a solid raffle. Despite the overcast day, we had a great turnout from the San Diego, Los Angeles, & Riverside areas.