The General Membership Meeting

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

The General Membership Meeting
Sunday, July 10, 2022 2 pm -5 pm

De Anza Cove
2701 N. Mission Bay Drive at De Anza Road

Based on available space. Look for us around the perimeter of the parking lot

Time for a summer BBQ!!! Bring your favorite side dish or dessert and join the other SDSPS members for a day on the bay.  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.

Members are $5.  Guests are $10.

The activity for this GMM will be NOTHING! 

Just a day to hang out with other boating members and catch up.

Please RSVP your attendance and Potluck Item by July 7, 2022  to: Carl Schwartz at carls1199@yahoo.com or leave a message: 619 528-9111.

Walk-ins welcome.  Bring a potential new member.

South Bay Family Sailing Series – Sailing Instructions: May 21, 2022

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(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)                            

When:   May 21, 2022
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 One second blast of the air horn.
    • Group B.-Start 12:06 One second blast of the air horn.
    • Group C.-Start 12:12. One second blast of the air horn.

It will be a “Pursuit Race

    • Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III, Pau Hana, Aragon.
    • Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail
    • Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Osprey, Consigliere, Marilee Madison 3, Serendipity III
    • If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

Please download and use the RaceQ’s application so you can track the fleet and replay the race.

 Racecourse #4 REVERSE

    • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (staring line)
    • Buoy “B” to Port
    • Buoy “C” to Port
    • Buoy “R30” to Port
    • Buoy “B” to Starboard
    • Buoy “R26” to Port
    • Buoy “A” to Starboard
    • Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A” to port (finish line)

Course Distance 8.6nm

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Ted Bowler fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com or 619-334-7150 before end of day Sunday 5-22-22.

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

  • “A” (N32 40.465 / W117 08.737) 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.

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.

The General Membership Meeting and Dinner

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America’s Boating Club – San Diego

Cordially invites you to
The General Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 6-8 pm

New Location!!

Bay Park Fish Company
4121 Ashton Street
San Diego, CA 92110

 

All members of the San Diego Sail & Power Squadron and their guests are invited to attend the General Membership Meeting, with no-host cocktails at 6 pm.

The business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Meal orders will be placed from their menu.  Separate checks for each party.  Alcoholic beverages available for purchase as well.

Join the other boating members for an evening together.  Come and see what is happening with the San Diego Club!  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 by May 8, 2022 to Carl Schwartz at carls1199@yahoo.com or call at 619 528-9111.  Walk-ins are welcome.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-March 19, 2022

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What a race for March. Certainly “March Madness”. Here are the results.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-March 19, 2022
Saturday (?????? Nm.)
Saturday, March 19, 2022 was a wonderful day to be sailing. If you were not out there you really missed a typically fine San Diego sailing day. The sun was shining, with blue skies, and the winds were constant from the west at 10-14 knots. The white caps were just starting to appear on the surface of the water. High tide was scheduled at 10:30 so the current would be ebbing for the whole race.
The Racecourse was a little different. Every boat was to determine their own sequence of buoys. Many questions from captains flew around the internet prior to the race. What is the definition of “rounding”? Is it safe to complete a 270* turn around the buoy?, etc., etc. Well, Dan (Marilee) decided to shake up the course. “March Madness” is a perfect description of the course. At each of the three starts 12:00, 12:05, and 12:10 boats raced off in different directions. We might be able to sail a race like this, however, how would you come up with a way to calculate the finish???? Dan said, “I think I have a way”. It appears he has done it.
There was wonderful participation for this unconventional race. 15 boats were circling the starting line for the beginning of the race, Consigliere, Madison 3, Osprey, Estate Sail, KISS, Ran, Atsa II, Marilee, Malu, Bon Temps, Miller Time III, Aragorn, Serendipity 3, Pau Hana, and Fast Sunday.
We have not seen Mike and crew in Atsa II for a while so it was good to see him back.

Boat across the line order Start Group Finish First across Adj. Finish PHRF HC PHRF Adjusted finish time PHRF FINISH Collins HC
Consigliare 3 1:14:12 1 1:04:12 111 0:51:15 1 11
Madison 3 3 1:15:00 2 1:05:00 114 0:51:42 2 2
Osprey 3 1:15:15 3 1:05:15 60 0:58:15 5 1
Estate Sail 2 1:17:48 4 1:12:48 116 1:01:01 7 8
Kiss 1 1:18:44 5 1:18:44 219 0:53:11 3 6
Ran 3 1:18:46 6 1:08:45 101 0:56:58 4 5
Atsa II 2 1:22:00 7 1:17:00 144 1:00:12 6 7
Marilee 3 1:22:25 8 1:12:25 72 1:04:01 9 12
Malu 2 1:27:17 9 1:22:17 150 1:04:47 11 4
Bon Temps 2 1:27:18 10 1:22:18 140 1:05:58 12 14
Miller Time III 2 1:29:00 11 1:24:00 171 1:04:03 10 10
Aragorn 1 1:34:58 12 1:34:58 267 1:03:49 8 3
Serendipity 3 3 1:40:00 13 1:30:00 114 1:16:42 13 13
Pau Hana 1 1:47:36 14 1:47:36 228 1:21:00 14 9
Fast Sunday 1 2:04:33 15 2:04:33 273 1:32:42 15 15

Congratulations: Osprey, Madison 3, Aragorn, Malu

Our next race is :
Saturday, April 16, 2022. Same time, Same Place
We hope to see you all out on the water again.
BRING A FRIEND

The General Membership Meeting and Dinner

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America’s Boating Club San Diego

Cordially invites you to

The General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Friday, March 11, 2022
6-8 pm

 Maggie’s Café
3232 Greyling Dr. St. D
San Diego, CA 92123                                     

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.  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 by March 7, 2022 to Carl Schwartz @ carls1199@yahoo.com or call 619 528-9111. 

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.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-November 20, 2021 Saturday, (7.4 nm)

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The third Saturday of November, November 20, 2021 was an excellent day to go sailing.  If you were not out on the water you really missed a wonderful day.  The winds had been light and fog was in the area a few days before the race.  Everyone was expecting light winds and wondering if we could even have a race.  The professional weather predictors predicted light winds of 5-8 knots.  As it turned out we had light winds out of the NW at 7-11 knots that were constant throughout the race.  On the Beaufort scale this is Beaufort Force 2-3. These conditions probably favored the smaller boats.  The fog had lifted and there were slightly blue skies with 50% high thin cloud covering.  There was a high tide of 6.6 ft. at 1000, so the tidal flow would out going during the whole race.

An update on the racing boats: Mike Collins (one of the originators of the South Bay Family Sailing Series handicap system) sold his boat Marilee to Dan Dreesen.  Dan is happy, however, we all are going to miss his boat, Quack Attack on the race course.  Astra is being sold, so Mike Philbrook and his scouts will have a new boat on the race course next month.  Everyone is hoping it is NOT as fast as Astra.

8 boats were circling the starting line for the noon horn.  The first group consisting of Fast Sunday, Miller Time III and BlewByU were off at the first horn.  This was a pursuit race so the starting line would not be crowded.  The second group was across the starting line at 12:05 and consisted of Simplicity, Estate Sail and Bon Temps.  Finally, at 12:10 the third group of Marilee and Astra began the race. At the first mark BlewByU was in the lead, followed by Miller Time III, Bon Temps, Simplicity, and Estate Sail.  The Marilee and Astra were close behind.   Miller Time III put up their spinnaker and everyone thought the race was over.  All were worried Estate Sail would fly their spinnaker as well.  However, by the second mark Miller Time III was slightly behind Simplicity and Estate Sail did not fly their spinnaker.  By the third mark, Bon Temps had taken over the lead.

The across the line finish times were:  Bon Temps 13:35:10, BlewByU, 13:37:40, Marilee 13:39:11, Simplicity 13:40:00, Astra 13:40:10, Estate Sail 13:41:37, Miller Time III 13:44:17, Fast Sunday 13:54:13.  WOW within 19 minutes 8 boats crossed the finish line.  Every boat was within close proximity to the finish line.  This is how we want all races to finish.

Putting all this information into the Mike Collins Handicap System we have the following:

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

Congratulations Simplicity, BlewByU, and Miller Time III

Which boats are in position for a TROPHY at the end of the year?

Putting all these numbers into the PHRF rating system reveal: BlewByU, Simplicity, Marilee, Astra, tie for 5th  Estate Sail, Bon Temps, Miller Time III, 6th Fast Sunday.

Congratulations all racers.

Next race:  Saturday, December 18, 2021

We hope to see you all there for the final race of the year.

WHICH BOATS ARE RECEIVING TROPHIES?

 

Notice of Race

Race Announcement

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

When:   November 20, 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 #25 Course Distance approx. 7.4 Nm

  • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
  • Buoy “A” to Port
  • Buoy “C” to Port
  • Buoy “R28” to Port
  • 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 or Ted Bowler SV Bon Temps fiddlersgreen47@gmail.combefore 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.