San Diego Bay are closed. The decision is effective as of March 24

San Diego Bay closed effective as of March 24

Port of San Diego parks, which includes beaches, parking lots, piers, and boat launches, around San Diego Bay are closed. The decision is effective as of March 24, is consistent with the County of San Diego’s amended public health order, and follows similar moves by the State of California and local city governments to further discourage non-essential gatherings of any size.  Read more here.

Additionally, per an amendment to the County’s amended public health order on April 3, boating for recreational purposes, watersports, or swimming are prohibited on or in public waterways and at beaches. This order is effective as of 12 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2020 until further notice. Therefore, San Diego Bay is closed to recreation – including boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and recreational fishing – until further notice.

March 13 GMM Cancelled


Given the high concern nationwide and more recently locally for maintaining social distancing, it is appropriate that we cancel our March 13th Dinner Meeting.

Contributing to this decision is the fact that the Corona Virus is dangerous for the age of the very people that make up a large majority of our gathering.  This has been a challenging decision for us to make and we appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.Regards,

Doug Bass, SN

Commander San Diego Chapter of America’s Boating Club

Power Squadron District 28 Conference

Welcome to San Diego as the San Diego Sail & Power Squadron hosts the District 28 Spring Conference.  Join us for social time, meeting conference and dinner.  Meetings and dinners are open to all District & Squadron members, families and quests.  All meetings and events will be located at the Southwestern Yacht Club, a venue located along the shores of San Diego Bay.  Various hotels are located in the area or contact us to make arrangements for a private home stay.  Come for the meeting, stay for a vacation!  


Sun Road Boat Show 2020

San Diego Sun Road Marina Boat Show

One watch (two hours)volunteering at the Power Squadron (America’s Boating Club) Boat Show Booth Sign Up at the San Diego Sail and Power Squadron web site ( San Diego Sunroad Marina, 955 Harbor Island Dr, January 23-26, 2020 Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-6. Sign up at he San Diego Sail and Power Squadron website

Boaters make a plan

For our annual halloween raftup it was warm and sunny but we only had one boat interested in coming to la Playa Bay, so instead, we had a barbeque at PJ’s Point at Southwestern Yacht Club. Even that had did not go as planned as a wedding party was using the point for a photo opp. So being adaptable boaters, we dragged the picnic table into the parking lot and using our portable grill by the dumpster. This is now our annual ‘dumpster’ party! Great burgers and dogs from the grill, german beer, and festive halloween desserts. It was great fun and I can’t wait until our next get together.

SDSPS Club members at BBQ
Impromtu BBQ


AMERICA is the world’s most famous racing yacht. Winning the ‘Royal Yacht Squadrons’ 100 Guinea Cup in 1852. This low black schooner from New York Yacht Club won the race around the Isle of Wight. They donated the trophy to the club, starting the America’s Cup Race.

The original America boat was destroyed during WW2 but this replica rebuilt in 1955 is now berthed in America Cup Harbor of Shelter Island in Point Loma San Diego doing daily pleasure cruises and charters. With a length of 139 feet and  mast height of 105 feet she can carry 77 passengers and crew.