AUG 4&5 Santa Barbara FINAL SCORES

Congratulations Santa Barbara OD National Champions
Congratulations AMYA Santa Barbara OD National Champion – Jess Atkinson
Second Place – Gary Boell
Third Place – Larry Grant
Fourth Place – Larry Frauenzimmer
Fifth Place – Rob Weaver
Honorable Mention- Bill Bridge
CORINTHIAN – Dunham Reilly

SANTA BARBARA RACE ACTION

RACING SCHEDULE

AUG 6 & 7- ODOM NCR

AUG 8-11 IOM NCR

AUG 12-14 DF95 NCR

AUG 15 SOLING 50 NCR

San Diego Argonauts Thank our Event Sponsors for their Generous Support of Race-Week Events and Activities.

GOOD LUCK and SMOOTH SAILING TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!

RACE WEEK 2021

The San Diego Argonauts, Sail Division, is proud to host the 2021 National Championship Regatta Series August 4-August 15 and are excited to share the San Diego Model Yacht Pond on Vacation Isle in Mission Bay with some of the best sailors around the world and across the United States. This is truly an international event!

The increasing interest in RC Sailing/Racing is evident by the number of entries in this years Regatta Series. We are excited to announce these entries in the following classes:

The San Diego Argonauts welcome all our friends and visitors to this special event..

Smooth Sailing, Gil

SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA

We had a nice day of wind and good attendance for the SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA.  The class had a 9 boat fleet all eager to earn a shot at the elusive annual chevron award. Competitive RC Sailing at its best!  Our top 3 sailors at the podium today all earned that award! CONGRATULATIONS, 1st-Ken Campbell, 2nd-Gerry Wold and 3rd-Kerim Baran. Special recognition to Kerim for achieving his first Chevron.  FANTASTIC..


Ken Campbell 1st———–Gerry Wold 2nd————Kerim Baran 3rd
SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA RESULTS

Ok guys – If our friend Bob Williams can go twelve races on two bad knees and a pair of roller-skates – we just don’t have any excuses, do we! Thank you Bob for being our inspiration! 

SOLING 50 FLEET- WE HAVE ROOM FOR MORE!

As always- a standing ovation to Fred Rocha for his leadership, support and enthusiasm.. Also a big hand for todays volunteers. Kim Robbins, Greg Williams, Ty Beach (Soling 50 Class Secretary) and Ben Reeves (drone pilot).

Thank you, Ben, for filming
 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 Boats, Scale Boats or Power Boats!

July Update

Fellow Argonauts,

There was a slight calendar discrepancy between the combined Argonauts Pond Events and Sail Division calendar for July.
Here are the remaining events, for July, as they appear on the Sail Division calendar:

July 24th
11:30 Skippers Meeting
12:00 SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA

July 31st
11:00 Sail Clinic
12:00-16:00  OPEN WATER
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 Soling 50 skippers.. The Soling 50 Summer Regatta is a great opportunity to tune up for Race-Week. Bring a lunch. Freddie is presenting trophies to the top three sailors.

SPECIAL NOTE:

REGISTRATION FOR RACE WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTL SUNDAY,  JULY 25th.

There is still time to get signed up for a fun week of sailing competition. Registration is easy and fast on the AMYA website:

https://www.theamya.org/regatta/thisYear/race_st.php#CA


See You There, Gil

JULY POINTS-IOM and DF95

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!

Argonaut CORINTHIAN SPIRT:

“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.

IOM COMPETITION

CALENDAR:

July 17th
SCALE DIVISION FULL DAY – Scale Age of Steam


July 24th
11:30 Skippers Meeting
12:00 SOLING 50 SUMMER REGATTA

July 31st

11:00 Sail Clinic 12:00 – 16:00 Open Water

SAN DIEGO ARGONAUTS RACE WEEK AUGUST 4TH 15TH – 21ST

July 3 Sail POINTS

Happy Fourth of July fellow Argonauts.

On this holiday I feel it is an ideal time to express my appreciation to ALL members that make our hobby and recreation possible at “Our Pond”. This includes every member.. You all count.  A huge THANK YOU for you participation!

For those who are still in dry dock, now is the time to dust off the rigs and start becoming active again. Our Santa Barbara fleet is looking for more boats and invite all inactive sailors back. ODOM’s and Soling 50’s are also always looking for more competitive fleets. It’s time to join in on the fun!

It is said that “It Takes a Village”.  Now is a good time to get involved. Just for the love of our hobby and camaraderie. It’s not just about winning a race. It’s about success as a group. It’s time to pull together and make Race-Week a huge success!  For those whose have not registered for their perspective fleet, time is running short.

VOLUNTEERS ARE APPRECIATED

REGISTER & ONLINE PAYMENT AT AMYA website:  https://www.theamya.org/regatta/thisYear/race_st.php#CA

July 3-Races Highlights

Soling 50 eight boat fleet

Thank You Ken Campbell for another informative Racing Rules Clinic. These seminars can provide useful information and help us all become better sailors. One of the topics of discussions was calling for room with port/starboard boat situations and obstructions. I think he has a crystal ball..

Fred Rocha once again set a fun course with predominant southwest to west winds averaging 8-9mph. Fred also served as RD extraordinaire!! Our hats are off for VC of Sail!

Soling 50’s sailed a 6 race series with just a small handful of on the water fouls. Two discrepancies were heard by protest committee Rogers 3 & Rogers 2+1. I think it is always easier and kinder to the scoresheet to clear infractions on the water.

SOLING 50

2 S/B’s and ODOM’s with a delayed start, shared the course for a six race series. Nice Sailing.

ODOM RESULTS

Thank You Kim Robbins and Jeff Fletcher for assisting Fred Rocha with equipment cleanup and storage.. The lock was checked twice!

JULY SCHEDULE (cont)

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 REGATTA

IOM & DF95-JUNE SAIL POINTS

JUNE 26 RACE RESULTS

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!

IOM RESULTS
DF95

DF95 & IOM AERIAL DOCUMENTATION. Thank You Kerim Baran.

DF95 Races 4 – 6

DF95 1
DF95 2
DF95 3
DF95 4
DF 95 5
DF95 6
DF 95 7

IOM RACES 1 & 2

IOM 1
IOM 2
IOM 3
IOM 4
IOM 5
IOM 6

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

July 31st

11:00 Sail Clinic

12:00 – 16:00 Open Water

GET READY FOR AUGUST RACE WEEK 2021

JUNE 19 SAIL POINTS

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!

Saturday was a beautiful bright grey day at the pond. Before the boats hit the water we warmed up with another great Racing Rules Clinic presented by Ken Campbell. Clinics are held at 11 AM on each Sail Points race day and are always informative. Ken refreshed our memories on starting and finish line situations and common weather mark problems. Thank you Ken!

Prior to the skippers meeting Bob Williams presented Fred Rocha with an honorary Commodores hat. The cover (Navy lingo) was white and fully dressed with yellow oak leaves on the shiny black brim. The scrambled eggs signify a really important person! Did the hat look a bit small-or was the head a bit big?? Fred set a delightful course and smoothly Race Directed our Saturday sailing experience.. Must have been the hat:) Thank You Fred for all do.

Shortly after noon the ODOM and Santa Barbara fleet were on the water. Due to only two S/B entries and four ODOM’s, we had a delayed start and shared the course for a good six race series. The pond had a nice texture of 9-10 mph predominantly west winds, with the predictably unpredictable right and left shifts. ODOM skipper Kerim Baran set the pace with consistent scores. S/B skippers Bill Bridge and Dunham Reilly got some good time on the helm. Nice racing guys!

ODOM SCORES

Soling 50’s sailed next with a nice turnout of eight skippers. It was good to see our Soling Class Secretary, Ty Beach, back in action. This is a pretty competitive fleet with consistent winners in the top ranks. The starting line all of a sudden seemed to get much smaller with this group! Skippers had to work for clean air and a clear start. OH MY 1627! The wind held pretty consistent throughout the series but maybe tended more to the right in the last two races. It was a good day in the spirit of our club and sailing. Thank YOU ALL.

Soling 50 SCORES

Points racing next month:

              July 3     Sol 50, ODOM, Santa Barbara

              July 10   IOM, DF 95

2021 SDA ODOM SUMMER REGATTA

What a fantastic way to kick off the 2021 Summer Sailing Season! Conditions could not have been any more challenging for a full afternoon of non stop competition. The pond wind gods (or demons) delivered an entire banquet of conditions during the 12 race series. The first 4 races the wind seemed hopeful but down right puffy and shifty. Middle heats sailors were served telltale teasers that just barely satisfied a craving to move. By late afternoon the big wind finally filled in and everyone was on their rails. Fun conditions and a very competitive fleet. Our protest station was vacant as any rule infractions were settled with sorries and turns. Nice racing!

Fred Rocha and Greg Williams deserve a standing ovation for promoting, organizing and executing a perfect regatta. RD Fred set the marks and called the days courses with NCR precision. Sailors had lots of water to navigate with a comfortable starting line near the east end of the pond. Offset windward marks on the far west shores. A leeward gate all the way to the east shore and a mid basin offset that also served as a finish line. Great Course!

Tough Competition

We had a great turnout of ODOM skippers with varied skill levels. They all seemed to get along on the water with few fouls. Thank you all for your Corinthian Spirt! Check out the scores.. One point separating first place Ken Campbell and second place John Castelli who “claims” this was his first race in 2 years! Our less experience sailors learned a lot today and had a chance to sail with the best. Congratulations and thank you for your participation!

Lets build the ODOM fleet back up- because It IS a FUN boat to sail!

A special thank you to Kerim Baran for spectacular drone footage from the last 20 minutes of race 11 and race 12. A very cool perspective!

2021 RC Scale Boat Events

Dust off your boats and brush off those pandemic cobwebs. Time to 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 the Scale Division Vice Commodore. Download our 2021 Scale Division Event Flyer (PDF)

Saturday, June 05, 2021 – “Scale Regatta & Tug Fest”

  • Join the SDA Scale Division’s popular Tug Fest to match your Tug’s pulling power against our contestants’ heavy hauler of the sea. Charge up your batteries and put on your biggest prop to show the other crews who has what it takes to keep the sea lanes open and the cargo moving. All scale boats are welcome for free running, including scale sailboats. (no entry or registration fees)
  • 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, July 17, 2021 – “Age of Steam”

Shine up your brass, tighten your fittings, fire up your boiler, and get up a full head of steam to show the world the ways that having a raging fire in a boat can actually work (most of the time).
Bring your steamers and favorite stories to share in this exciting hobby. Feel free to show off your stationary engines as well.

  • Static displays and live steam demonstrations welcome!
  • 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, August 28, 2021 – “Gray Day & Commodore’s Lunch”

It’s your day to “Bring out the Gray” to join our fleet of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, and other military vessels for a great day of sailing these classic warships. Be warned, however, that there may well be some subs, and a Bismarck or a Yamato lurking in the waters along with a German Schnell Boat, just to keep it interesting.
SDA Members – Please Join Us for Lunch – Members of SDA can all join us for our Commodore’s Lunch in which we host our members for a sandwich and chips meal on the green at the pond when the smoke of battle settles down for a brief cease fire.

  • 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, December 18, 2021 – “2021 Model Boat Festival of Lights”

  • Come celebrate the holiday spirit with the San Diego Argonauts Scale Division Model Boat Festival of Lights inspired by San Diego’s popular annual event. Bring the family, some lawn chairs, some hot chocolate, and a camera to get big time enjoyment from this small scale festival of lights.
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm