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2019 RC Scale Boat Events

Dust off your boats and 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 Jeff Sparksworthy jsparksworthy@gmail.com.

July 20, 2019 – “Tug-O-War”

  • Bring your tugs. We’ll measure their pulling power against a scale and have tugs pull each other across sight lines. We will also have a weighted barge pull.
  • 9:00am-noon

October 26, 2019 – “Taffy 3”

  • This is an effort to honor Taffy 3 crew and squadron members, survivors and their families by building, displaying and running 1:96 scale model Taffy 3 warships at this historic event. (For questions about this event contact Neil Boyle npboyle@yahoo.com)
  • https://taffy3modelships.weebly.com/schedule.html
  • 9:00am-noon with formation runs at noon and 2:00pm.

December 7, 2019 – “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Model Boat Run / Fleet Gathering”

  • A run of 1:96 scale ships & boats at Santee Lakes.  Argonauts with 1/96 scale ships are invited to run with the Task Force 96 group.
  • 9:00am-4:00pm

December 21, 2019 – “2019 Model Boat Parade of Lights”

  • A magical evening run involving tiny boats and lots of little, beautiful lights.
  • 5:00-8:00pm

Argonauts / WWCC Booth at North County mini Maker Faire

Argonauts & Western Warship Combat Club will have a combined booth promoting model boating. Come volunteer at or visit the booth and show off RC model boating.

All attendees are interested in making things…let’s show ’em little boats!

Plus, you can’t beat the amazing location of the Antique Gas & Steam Museum.

More info: on North county mini Maker Faire: https://northcounty.makerfaire.com/

Argonauts Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285939349020236/

2016 Model Boat Parade of Lights

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

Ideas for easy RC model boat lights.

In case you’re new to the mini Parade of Lights, here’s a video from January 2015:

(Edit December 22, 2016)

On December 14, we had 20+ boats in the water and about 100 spectators!  What an awesome event.  Thanks David Manley for putting together this video filmed from the bow of his RC scale model yacht.