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.

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-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

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.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-January 15, 2022, Saturday, (7.4 nm) (4.8 nm)

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Wonderful race.  Wonderful awards ceremony.  Thanks Pier 32 Marina.  Here are the results:

Saturday January 15, 2022 was a fantastic day for sailing.  The one thing we left out of our advertising regarding our South Bay Family Sailing Series: “We will sail on race day rain, or shine”  That should be corrected to “rain, or shine, or tsunamis”.  Everyone was worried there was going to be NO wind.  My weather app said there was going to be wind gusting from the east to 24 knots at 1PM.  Low tide was at 2:30 PM so the tide would be going out during the whole race. There were grey skies, light winds and drizzle. It was supposed to be a short race as there was an Awards Ceremony and party for the race winners for 2021 at Pier 32 Marina after the race.

Thirteen boats were circling the starting for the noon horn. With the noon horn the first group of our pursuit race were off. This class consisted of; Pau Hana, Fast Sunday, Madam Wu, Aragorn, Miller Time III and BlewByU.  Five minutes after the first group crossed the line our second group Bon Temps and Estate Sail started the course. Finally, at 12:10 the third group of Marilee, Osprey, Consigliere, Ran, and Elusive headed for the first mark.

It appeared the US Navy had tampered with our “A” buoy.  The new position was about ½ mile to the east of the old position. This made the race more “interesting”.

By the second mark Estate Sail was in the lead followed closely by Consigliere and Elusive. At the third mark R28 the wind died. Up to that point in the race the winds were 6-10 knot range and the boats were all progressing nicely.  With a party to attend, prizes and trophies to claim, it was announced that the race ends at R28.  The distance would be 4.8 nm.  Times and places would be judged by raceQs.  However, it appeared only 11 of the 13 boats recorded the race.  We will do our best to recreate the finish times.

First was Elusive 13:12:03, followed by Consigliere 13:12:15, Estate Sail 13:14:02, Bon Temps 13:16:09, Marilee 13:16:41, BlewByU at 13:17:30, Osprey 13:20:34, Fast Sunday 13:33:58, Aragorn 13:34:56, Miller Time III 13:38:24, Pau Hana 14:00:32, Madam Wu 14:08:08. Ran and BlewByU?????????? We will put BlewByU at 13:17:30 and Ran at ?

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

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We will report things a little different this month and see how everyone likes it.

ACTUAL FINISH PLACE / HANDICAP FINISH PLACE / PHRF FINISH PLACE

Elusive                            1                      2                      1

Consigliere                 2                      4                      2

Osprey                         5                      1                      7

Marilee                        3                      5                      6

Estate Sail                  4                      3                      4

BlewByU                    7                      6                      3

Bon Temps                 6                      8                      5

Aragorn                       9                      7                      8

Fast Sunday                8                      9                      9

Miller Time III           10                    10                    10

Pau Hana                     11                    11                    11

Madam Wu                 12                    12                    12

 

AWARDS PRESENTATIONS at PIER 32 MARINA January 15, 2022

Congratulations 2021 WINNERS

First Place Miller Time III, Second Place: Astra, Third Place: BlewByU

A special award The Mike Collins “I love to sail” Award goes to Fast Sunday.

Enjoy your trophies.

Thank you Pier 32 Marina for 11 years of support

The trophies, the tee shirts, the eats and drinks at the party, the raffle prizes

If you were not there-You Missed a fine time with fellowship, prizes, eats and drinks

Our NEXT race is Saturday, February 19, 2022

We hope to see you all there. Win a trophy next year.

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series-2021 Awards Ceremony

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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 fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com

 

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

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.
  • 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 – dandreesen1@gmail.com or 619-884-6157 or Ted Bowler fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com 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.

I HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS THAT THE NAVY HAS MOVED THE ALPHA BUOY FROM THE LISTED LOCATION. THE RACERS WILL NEED TO LOCAT THE ALPHA BUOY AND SAIL AROUND IT.

  •  “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.