South Bay Family Sailing Series-2021 Awards Ceremony


At  Pier 32 Marina, Waterfront Grill, 3201 Marina Way, National City, CA 91950

 4PM-4:30PM after our Saturday January 15, 2022 race

 Awards for all boat captains in attendance, Trophies for last years winners, raffle and prizes.  Meet the captain and crews you have been sailing against all year.  Make suggestions on how to improve our fun racing series.

Sponsored by Pier 32 Marina

Thank you Pier 32 Marina

We hope to see you all there.

 Questions contact: Ted Bowler 619-212-2417, 619-334-7150 or


Sailing Instructions – South Bay Family Sailing Series

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South Bay Family Sailing Series

(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

 Sailing Instructions: January 15, 2022
When: January 15, 2022 Where: San Diego South Bay
Time: 12:00pm Local GPS Time Race


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

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

Racecourse #24 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” 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 – or 619-884-6157 or Ted Bowler or 619-334-7150 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21.

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


  •  “A” (N32 39.9968 / W117 08.918) 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.

GMM – Change of Watch


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 or call at 619 528-9111.

No walk-ins please

Squadron Education Class Schedule 2022


All classes are at the Southwestern Yacht Club at 1830 (6:30PM) unless notified of an alternate time and place. The club is located at 2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106. For further information contact the SEO P/C Doug Bass, JN

Advanced Marine Navigation
Instructor: Doug Bass
Explains the of the use of a chart and plotting a course, use of GPS for inland and coastal recreation boating
Course dates are on Mondays for 10 weeks.
February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2

Americas Boating Course (ABC)
Instructor: Mike Philbrook
Introduction to boating operation, rules and safety
May 13 & 14 (2 days – Friday Night and Saturday)

Seminar Series
Instructor: Various
Various boating topics are discussed at each session
Sessions are on Mondays.
June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1

Cruise Planning
Instructors: Ted & Claudia Bowler
Learn some of the ins and outs to make your next long cruise a success
Course dates are on Mondays for 8 weeks
August 22, 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17

Offshore Navigation

Instructor: Dave Baer
Learn to navigate in open water using a sextant and the sun
Course dates are on Mondays for 9 weeks
October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19

South Bay Family Sailing Series-December 18, 2021, Saturday, (7.4 nm)


Sorry for the late publication of the race results. I try to publish the results within the week following the race. However, I could not open up the Mike Collins Handicap System.  I was told Google was changing servers and that was the reason the program was not accessible. So, finally here it is:

The third Saturday of the month, our race day December 18, 2021, was a prodigious day for sailing.  This was the holiday season so we were not expecting our average number of boats as everyone would be out shopping.  The winter winds had been light again leading up to the weekend race. Wind predictions were for 4-6 knots from the NNW, approximately 300*-310*. The projected course had two downwind legs, so this might be a spinnaker run. With the projected light wind, the smaller boats might have an advantage.  The tide would be low at 3 PM so the current would be ebbing the whole race.

Circling the starting line were 10 boats. There were 3 new boats present, Pau Hana with Todd Borjesson, Aragorn with Mike and Anne Peters and Osprey with Mike Philbrook and his scouts.

WELCOME new boats.  We hope to see you out every month.

With the noon horn the first group crossed the line consisting of BlewByU, Fast Sunday, Pau Hanna, Aragorn and Miller Time III.  Three minutes later the second group crossed consisting of Simplicity and Bon Temps.  Finally. six minutes after the first group the third group crossed the starting line consisting of Osprey, Marilee, and Consigliere.

At the first mark BlewByU was first to round followed by Consigliere and Fast Sunday.  By the second mark Consigliere rounded first followed by BlewByU and Bon Temps. From the second mark to the third mark was the first of two downwind legs.  Miller Time III, Bon Temps raised their spinnakers trying to follow previous examples of spinnaker flying by Estate Sail, Ran and Elusive.  Another upwind leg, downwind leg, reach and the final downwind leg showed the across the line finishers are: Consigliere 13:50:54, Osprey 13:51:28, BlewByU 13:53:00, Bon Temps 14:00:23, Marilee 14:00:32, Miller Time III 14:09:47, Fast Sunday 14:13:34, Simplicity 14:14:30, Aragorn 14:25:34, Pau Hana 14:29:00.


Putting all this information into the Mike Collins Handicap System we end up with the following:

Osprey, BlewByU, Aragorn, Pau Hana, Fast Sunday, Consigliere, Simplicity, Miller Time III, Marilee, Bon Temps

Putting all this information into the PHRF Handicapping System we get the following:

BlewByU, Consigliere, Osprey, Bon Temps, Marilee, Fast Sunday, Simplicity, Aragorn, Miller Time III, Pau Hana.

8 of 10 racers ran their raceQs.  Go watch the race on South Bay Family Sailing Series December 18 race on the Smart Phone App: raceQs.  Next race can we get 10 out of 10?

Our next race will be Saturday, January 15, 2022. It will be the first race of the new year.

We hope to see you all there.

NOTE:  We are going to try and have the 2021 Awards Ceremony at Pier 32 Marina after the race. More information later.  Who will win the Trophies?  Who will win the prizes?