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Videos from 2016 Model Boat Parade of Lights


Filmed from David Manley’s RC Yacht.


Filmed from Mark Weber’s dock in our RC harbor.

The San Diego Argonauts kicked off the Christmas season with our own RC Model Boat Parade of Lights around the San Diego Model Boat Pond. Public joined, and we had a fantastic turnout of 20+ boats and around 100 spectators. Our thanks to KUSI for morning coverage of the event!

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: San Diego Model Yacht Pond

Ideas for easy RC model boat lights.

LED Light Strings http://amzn.to/2f0vI0n
EL Wire (electroluminescent wire) http://amzn.to/2gezGjN

In case you’re new to the mini Parade of Lights, here’s a video from January 2015:

Come join us on a Saturday morning at the San Diego Model Boat Pond or on Facebook.

2017 IOM Mid-Winter Regatta

Hosted By: the San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club

When: Feb. 11th & 12th (Marblehead “Run What Ya Brung” on Feb. 10th)

Where: the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, San Diego, CA

Notice of Race:  You are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 IOM Mid-Winter Regatta

FORMAT: Fleet Racing utilizing HMS 2016 for scoring and fleet management

SCHEDULE:

02/10/17: Friday / Marbleheads
08:30…….Check-in, Event Measurement, Class & AMYA Certification Check (for IOM’s)
10:30…….Skipper’s Meeting
10:50…….Warning Signal
11:00…….Race (Marbleheads only)
17:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
19:30…….Social Event Non-host dinner @ Fiddler’s Green Restaurant, 2760 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA 92106 (619) 222-2216

02/11/17: Saturday / IOM
08:30. . . . . .Check-in
09:30. . . . . .Open Practice
10:30. . . . . .Skipper’s Meeting
10:50…….Warning Signal
11:00…….Race
17:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
17:00…….Phil’s BBQ

02/12/17: Sunday
09:30…….Open Practice
09:50…….Warning Signal
10:00…….Race
16:00…….No race start after or at the PRO’s discretion.
16:30…….Awards Ceremony

Lunch starting at 12:30 Depending on progress of racing there may not be a formal lunch break.
Skippers will have time to have lunch in between heats.

RACE STAFF:

Race Chairman: Robert Hirsch USA
Principal Race Officer: Fred Rocha USA
Protest Committee: TBD
Official Measurer
: Mike Eldred USA
Scoring & Timekeeping: Fred Rocha USA
Administration: San Diego Argonauts

RULES: The regatta will be governed by RRS 2017-2020, this Notice of Race (NOR), the Sailing Instructions (SI) the International One Metre Class, HMS 2016 and The Equipment Rules of Sailing. The Sailing instructions shall prevail in case of conflict with this Notice of Race.

ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to all IOM class boats. All entrants must be current members of AMYA or their National Authority and have a valid IOM measurement certificate.

REGISTRATION and EVENT MEASUREMENT: Boats with a valid measurement certificate shall be presented for registration on Friday/Saturday, Feb. 10th/11th between 8:30 and 10:00 at the sailing site for event measurement. No boat shall be eligible for racing until it has been registered and measured for the event.

WEIGHT SPOT CHECKS: At the discretion of the Race Director, spot checks of sailing weights of randomly selected boats may be conducted during the event. In addition, the top 5 finishing boats in each of the racing days may be weighed.

SCORING and RACING SYSTEM: Scoring will be carried out in accordance with the HMS 2016. Promotion/Relegation Six-(6). The number of boats promoted and relegated may be adjusted by notice in the SI’s or at the discretion of the Race Director at the skippers meeting.

PRE-REGISTRATION and FEES: Please this is a must, in order to assure no Radio Channel conflict early on, this really help speeds things up on race days. Also allows us to have adequate amount of food and drinks. Entries are to be made using the official entry form below and forwarded to:

Robert Hirsch
10795 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92131
858.663.5702
rhirsch01@gmail.com

Entry fee is USD$50.00per boat and includes lunch and beverages for the 2 days and Phil’s BBQ (Sat. end of day). Fees are payable by check to San Diego Argonauts mailed to the above address or on line (I will provide a PayPal registration link once the AMYA has it set up).

FREQUENCIES: Permitted frequency bands are FCC-approved surface bands. Transmitters on 75 MHz must be narrow band certified. Radio frequencies will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis. NO CONFLICTS will be allowed. Each competitor is required to have a minimum of three (3) additional frequencies available. 2.4 Ghz radios are permitted and are exempt from rule E2.4 in the RRS.
AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 positions in the final results.
LIABILITY: All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. ISAF- IRSA, IOM ICA, AMYA, USA NCA, San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club and or any other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the Country and County of this event.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than Sun. Feb. 5th, 2017. Late entries may be accepted on site only at the discretion of the Race Chairman. Any late entry will be responsible for entering with an unassigned frequency. Late entry shall be paid in cash. There is no refund.

2017 IOM Mid-Winter Regatta ENTRY FORM

LIABILITY: All those entering or taking part in this Regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. ISAF-IRSA, IOM ICA, AMYA, USA NCA, San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club, regatta staff, and or any other parties involved in the organization of this event disclaim any and all responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.
At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves including the decision to participate or continue shall rest with the competitors. By entering this event, it is deemed that you accept these conditions. Competitors are advised to ensure that they have adequate insurance that provides coverage for public liability and their possible injury in the Country and County of this event.

CONDUCT: Poor competitor behavior can reflect negatively on the sport, and all competitors are advised that their actions will be under scrutiny by race officials. In the event race officials witness any behavior which they deem to be a breach of good manners or sportsmanship, or which may bring the sport into disrepute, the Principal Race Officer assisted by race officials will protest the party (ies) in accordance with RRS 2 or 69.1.
The PRO, all race officials and observers have been directed to record any incidents which will be dealt with to the full extent available to the Protest Committee. Penalties available to the Protest Committee include exclusion from the race in question or subsequent races, exclusion from the regatta, or other action within the Committee’s jurisdiction.

FEE: USD$50. 00 per boat.
Make check payable to: San Diego Argonauts]

For online/PayPal registrationhttps://form.jotform.com/63554183318963

ENTRY DEADLINE: Feb. 5th, 2017

If you are mailing a check, please Send to:

Robert Hirsch
10795 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego, CA. 92131
858.663.5702
email: rhirsch01@gmail.com

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Name:
AMYA #:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone:
Email Address:
Sail #:
Country:
Hull #:
Hull Design:
Hull Color:
Channel: Primary Secondary Alternate
Emergency phone #:
Emergency contact name:

By signing this entry form I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in the Notice of Race above.

Signature:

Date:

Mail or EMAIL this form with copies of AMYA Card, Boat Certificate and Fee

For online/PayPal registration… look here for the link as soon as the AMYA has it set-up