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SDA 2020 Mid-Winter IOM Regatta report

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:

Corinthian Award: Doug McLellan

Fifth Place: Craig Mackey – 67pts

Fourth Place: Michel Roure – 66pts

Third Place: Gary Boell – 48pts

Second Place: Mark Gollison – 41pts

First Place: Denis Rogers – 32pts 

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

 Notice of Race 

Present by The San Diego Argonauts – AMYA #8 


Santa Barbara Summer Fun Regatta 

When: Saturday August 24, 2019 

Where: Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, San Diego CA 


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. 




Phone: _______________________________ 




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. 



Mail this entry form along with check to: 

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