Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is May 20, 2022

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Whether you’re working in the office, at home, in the air, or on the water, all boating enthusiasts can participate in Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2022. This fun day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

“Bring the fun on Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! No matter your age, this is a great opportunity to share with others your love for boating – and be entered for a chance to win a prize,” said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe Boating Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters and the lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign.

Here’s how to participate:

      1. Wear a life jacket wherever you work
      2. Snap a picture
      3. Post the picture on social media with the hashtag #wearyourlifejacketatworkday
      4. Tag the Safe Boating Campaign (@boatingcampaign)

Boaters will randomly be selected to win prizes from the Safe Boating Campaign throughout the day.

“Share about your favorite boating activity and why you boat responsibly with your family, friends, and colleagues on this day,” said Pentz.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2020, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

There are many options for boaters when it comes to choosing a life jacket. When selecting a life jacket, a boater should check that it is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for the water activity, and fits properly.

National Safe Boating Week will take place following Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day from May 21-27, 2022. During this week, the Safe Boating Campaign will provide daily tips for boaters on social media. Follow the Safe Boating Campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @boatingcampaign.

The Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The campaign offers a variety of free and paid resources to support local boating safety education efforts. Learn more at www.safeboatingcampaign.com.

About the National Safe Boating Council

Established in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. For more information about NSBC programs and professional development opportunities, visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-April 2022

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Race Results from our April 16, 2022 race.

The day was quite windy and we had a fleet of 7 boats the Saturday before Easter.

  • Kiss, Aragorn & Pau Hana started at Noon.
  • Atsa II and Simplicity started at 12:07
  • Consigliere and Marilee started at 12:14

The track took us from the start line to the A mark. Kiss was first to round followed by Atsa II. Consigliere, MArilee, Aragorn & Pau Hana all passed the A buoy within feet of each other.  Everyone raced clean around buoy 26 and down the bay to the B buoy.  There was a second white buoy within the close proximity of the B mark and it caused some confusion. with  the actual B mark.  Kiss maintained her lead from start to finish. Consigliere and Atsa II crossed the line within the thinnest of margins, Marilee was a few minutes behind them with Simplicity, Aragorn and Pau Hana closing out the race together.

After hearing some boat to boat chatter on the radio after the race, I reviewed RaceQ’s to determine if anyone had cut the route short and missed the B mark. According to Race Q’s, Consigliere, Marilee and Aragorn did not pass the B mark correctly. You all still had a great race.

Here are the results from Saturday April 16, 2022.

First Across the Line:

      1. Kiss
      2. Consigliere*
      3. Atsa II

PHRF Finish Order:

      1. Kiss
      2. Consigliere*
      3. Atsa II

Collins HC

      1. Kiss
      2. Pau Hana
      3. Simplicity
      4. Atsa II
      5. Marilee*
      6. Consigliere*
      7. Aragorn*

* Completed the course but rounded the incorrect B Buoy.

See you all soon out on the water.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-February 19, 2022 Saturday (7.9 nm)

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Saturday, February 19, 2022 was a prodigious day for sailing. Blue skies, light winds from the SW were predicted.  Everything was pretty much as the forecasters said.  Actual winds were varying from 8-12 knots. Few white caps on various areas of the racecourse. The tide was high at 11:30 AM and would be ebbing until 5 PM.  The tide would be taking the fleet toward the bridge during the race.

We would like to thank all who attended the Awards Ceremony at Pier 32 Marina last month. I think representatives from most of the boats that raced in 2021 were present.  Food, drink and prizes were enjoyed by all.  A gift certificate to the famous La Maze Steak House in National City was given to Jimi Laughery, dockmaster at Pier 32 Marina, for all his support over the years.  Thank you all who contributed to this effort.

Fifteen boats were circling the starting line for the noon start.  This is the largest number of boats ever assembled for the South Bay Family Sailing Series.  WOW!  Maybe we need four groups leaving the starting line at different times of our pursuit race so we do not have any collisions. The starting horn started the first group consisting of Miller Time III, BlewByU, Fast Sunday, Aragorn, Pau Hana, KISS, and Madam Wu crossed the line. Five minutes later the horn launched the second group Estate Sail, Bon Temps, and Simplicity.  Finally, at 12:10 the third and final group of Marilee, Consigliere, Elusive, Ran, and Madison 3.  Madison 3 is a first-time racer with a Hunter 42.  It appears to be outfitted with numerous sails so should be a fine sailor. We hope to see you out sailing with us often.

WELCOME Madison 3!

It was nice to see KISS, Ran, and Madam Wu out on the water as we have not seen them for a while.

Tacking to the first mark KISS, BlewByU lead the way.  Miller Time III and Fast Sunday were really moving along, and it looks like receiving trophies at the Awards Ceremony have really increased their resolve to win. Reaching to the second mark the boats started to spread out. Slowly the large boats were gaining on the smaller boats passing them one at a time.  By the 5th mark Marilee and Consigliere had moved to the front.  Bon Temps was in third place rounding the final mark and heading for home.  Elusive was about 1/8 mile behind, but on the final downwind leg to the finish line they caught up and beat Bon Temps by 2 seconds.

Crossing the finish line was Marilee 13:39:43, Consigliere 13:39:56,  Elusive 13:42:12, Bon Temps 13:42:14,  Estate Sail 13:44:23, KISS 13:46:28, Ran 13:47:30, BlewByU 13:49:20, Simplicity 13:50:00, Miller Time III 13:54:03, Madison 3 13:55:55 Aragorn 14:00:02, Fast Sunday 14:01:46, Pau Hana 14:12:52, Madam Wu 14:20:00.

Changing all these numbers into corrected time and placing them into the Collins Handicap System we find the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations:  First: Aragorn, Second: Simplicity, third: Madison 3, and forth: Pau Hana

FINE RACING!

Dan (Marilee) has created a spreadsheet and it is attached to this report.  Please note you will have 1. across the finish line times and places 2. PHRF handicap finish places and 3. Collins Handicap finish places.  Pier 32 Marina will continue to award prizes according to the Collins Handicap System.

However, I understand that sailors are working on giving prizes according to the PHRF Handicap system.  This is GREAT!  More prizes and more winners. What could be better.

Our next race is:  Saturday, March 19, 2022

We hope to see you all there.

 

GMM – Change of Watch

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San Diego Sail and Power Squadron
America’s Boating Club – San Diego

Cordially invites you to

The General Membership Meeting
Change of Watch

Saturday, January 15, 2022
6-8 pm

Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego 92106

Menu includes an entrée, salad and vegetable, rolls and butter, coffee, tea and cake for dessert.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

      • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Caesar Salad and Fingerling Potatoes $31
      • Blackened Sea Bass with Caesar Salad and Fingerling Potatoes        $48
      • Chicken Cobb Salad $21

The Executive Committee works long and hard throughout the year for the Power Squadron.  Let’s recognize the efforts of those that are currently serving on the board and welcome the new board members!

Please RSVP your attendance and MENU CHOICE per person (no sharing) by January 8, 2022 to Carl Schwartz at carls1199@yahoo.com or call at 619 528-9111.

No walk-ins please

San Diego at the Parade of Lights

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America’s Boating Club, San Diego
Cordially invites you to

The 50th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Sunday, December 12, 2021 4pm – 8pm
Parade starts at 5:30 pm

Tunaman’s Memorial
Set Your GPS to:  1718 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106

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Bring your favorite side dish or dessert and join the other SDSPS members for an evening at the Parade of Lights.  Hot Dogs, hamburgers, condiments, and water will be provided.

Beer and wine will be allowed (BYOB) but NO GLASS BOTTLES!

Be sure to bring chairs and a small tablePre-Registration is Required. 

Cost is $5 per person. 

The activity for this GMM will be NOTHING! 

Just a day to hang out and enjoy the Parade.  Bring a potential new member.

 Please RSVP your attendance and Potluck Item by December 7, 2021

 to Carl Schwartz at carls1199@yahoo.com or leave a message: 619 528-9111.

 

General Membership Meeting and Potluck

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 America’s Boating Club San Diego

Cordially invites you to

The General Membership Meeting and Potluck

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 6-8 pm

Debbie Lenart Residence, 9413 Calle Del Lago, Santee, CA                                     

Last GMM of the year!!  Join the other boating club members for an evening together.  Come and see what is happening!

Bring your favorite dish or dessert.

Wine, beer, soda and water will be provided.
Cost is $5 per person. 

RAFFLE
$5 for One Ticket
$20 for Twenty Tickets
Items include: Sextant, Life Jacket, and more.
Must Be Present to Win  

Please RSVP your attendance and Potluck Item by November 4, 2021 to Carl Schwartz @ RSVP@sdsps.org.

South Bay Family Sailing Series – October 16, 2021 – Sailing Instructions

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South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

When:   October 16, 2021
Where:  San Diego South Bay
Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES
Start race Q’s 11:45
First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:05, Group C.-Start 12:10. One second blast of the air horn.

It will be a “Pursuit Race

Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III
Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Astra, Consigliere, Marilee.

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

 Racecourse #22 Course Distance approx. 8.1 Nm

Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
Buoy “C” to Port
Buoy “R38” to Port
Buoy “B to Starboard
Buoy “R32” to Port
Buoy “A” to Starboard
Buoy “R30” to Starboard
Buoy “B” to Port
Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Dan Dreesen, SV Marilee via text or Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or  619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21. Bon temps will not be participating in October.

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

“A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
“B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
“C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday – Results

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South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday, (8.1 nm)

Saturday, September 18, 2021 was a terrific day for sailing.

On this day there were many boating activities throughout San Diego and one of the primary ones was the Beneteau Cup.  During this two day event sponsored by Beneteau San Diego they assign a professional sailor to help each owner sail their boat.  There are two races on Saturday, one race on Sunday with a final awards party at the San Diego Yacht Club.  Many of the boats from our South Bay Family Sailing Series were sure to attend.

For the start of our race the wind was from the NW with white caps just starting to appear for the noon start. No other events were scheduled for the South San Diego Bay, so we had the race course all to ourselves. Winds were predicted to be 7-8 knots, but the actual wind velocity was 12-14 knots.  There were 7 boats circling the starting line.  Off with the first group with the starting horn was Fast SundayEight minutes later the second group was off and consisting of Serendipity III, Atsa II , Simplicity and Bon Temps.  Finally, the third group consisting Astra and Consigliere were off 15 minutes after the first group.  The captains of the second and third group were all in a quandary regarding their late starting times, 8 minutes, and 15 minutes respectfully as these postponing times had never been used.  Tacking up to the first mark everyone was gaining on the leaders.  On the reach to the second mark everyone was even closer.  At the finish everyone was very close.  Finish times across the line were Consigliere 13:33:15, Bon Temps 13:33:44, Astra 13:36:56, Astra 13:37:15, Serendipity III 13:45:50, Fast Sunday 13:55:00.  Simplicity did not finish the race so there was no time (DNF).

Putting all these times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we get the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations- Atsa II, Fast Sunday, and Astra

Thank you all for the emails regarding the Race Results.  It is nice to know there are people actually reading our report.  Sorry for the late report.  I wanted to make sure I started my raceQs so I put it on my cabin top.  When I moved to push the button to start it was NOT there.

One of the things I lost on the phone was PHRF Scoring System.  When I looked for the app to add it back to my phone it was not there.  If anyone knows of an app, or a computer scoring system using the PHRF let me know.  The one I used in the past required; length of race course, individual PHRF of each boat, and corrected finish time.

 

Next race is October 16, 2021

 BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE

BRING A FRIEND WITH A BOAT

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series – Sailing Instructions

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South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

Sailing Instructions: September 18, 2021
When:   September 18, 2021
Where:  San Diego South Bay
Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES
Start race Q’s 11:45
First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:08, Group C.-Start 12:15 . One second blast of the air horn.

 It will be a “Pursuit Race
Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III
Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Astra, Consigliere

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

  • Racecourse #13 Course Distance approx. 8.05 Nm
    • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
    • Buoy “A” to starboard
    • Buoy “R26” to starboard
    • Buoy “B to port
    • Buoy “R32” to starboard
    • Buoy “C” to starboard
    • Buoy “B” to starboard
    • Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Ted Bowler, SV via text or Email fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com or  Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or Text – 619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

  • “A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
  • “B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
  • “C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

The General Membership Meeting

America’s Boating Club of San Diego
Cordially invites you to

The General Membership Meeting

Saturday, September 11, 2021
6-8 pm

SOUTHWESTERN Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA 92106

Summer Time is Fun Time!!!  Join the other boating members for an evening together.  Come and see what is happening with the San Diego Club! Meal orders will be placed from their menu below.  Separate checks for each party.  Alcoholic beverages available for purchase as well.  You can also just join us for an evening!  Come early to socialize.  Please let us know you are coming so we have enough seats available.

Invite a friend or someone that is interested in our mission and what we do.

Please RSVP your attendance and MENU CHOICE PER PERSON (no sharing) by September 3, 2021 to Carl Schwartz at rsvp@sdsps.org or call 619 528-9111.      No walk-ins please.

Menu includes an entrée, salad and vegetable, rolls and butter, coffee, tea and cake for dessert.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Caesar Salad and Fingerling Potatoes $31
  • Blackened Sea Bass with Caesar Salad and Fingerling Potatoes $48
  • Chicken Cobb Salad $21