Sail Fleet

February 2020 Race ResultsTo All South Bay Racing Participants:There was a great time to be had  last Saturday in the South Bay Family Sailing Series, with nine boat participating.  We enjoyed warm weather, welcome sunshine and fairly consistent winds in the 8 to 12 knot range.  Sharing the fun in the sun pursuit race were: Miller Time III, Fast Sunday, Madam Wu, Bass Boat, Atsa II, Phryxus, Astra (BSA), Ran and Marilee…Tide was coming in at the start of the race, and yet most competitors chose to head into it towards the  San Diego Bay Bridge before tacking to a port rounding of the first mark — Alpha.  Three captains chose to head west toward Bravo before tacking and as luck would have it,  we enjoyed a building wind to carry them to the first mark. ( A pursuit race is always fun for the crew of the Marilee as we can see and photograph many of the competitors.) 

For more information re the Sail Fleet go to the Sail Fleet Page

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!  

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Sun Road Boat Show 2020

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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 (SDSPS.org) 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 SDSPS.org

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

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.

Mega Yacht in San Diego Bay

Mega Yacht “Aviva”

This beautiful 210 ft yacht was seen leaving San Diego Bay on Thursday evening 10/10/2019. The registered owner is Aviva Global Ltd, managed by ship manager Hill Robinson Intl-USA. According to wikipedia: Aviva plc, founded in 2000, is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has about 33 million customers across 16 countries. In the United Kingdom, Aviva is the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider. with annul revenue of Revenue: 17.8 billion GBP (Great Britain Pound 2018)

Aviva accommodates up to 16 guests in 7 cabins. She also houses room for up to 20 crew members. She flies the flag of the Cayman Islands.

Aviva has a top speed of 16.50 knots and a cruising speed of 14.00 knots. She is powered by a twin screw propulsion system. She also has a range of 6,000 nautical miles.

This from the Aviva Super yacht website: Aviva is a custom motor yacht launched in 2007 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Germany and most recently refitted in 2012. Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) is a famous German shipyard with a global reputation for highest quality custom made motor yachts from 45 to 125 metres. Aviva measures 68.00 metres in length and has a beam of 12.3 metres. She has a gross tonnage of 1,845 tonnes. and a deck material of teak. Aviva has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure. Her exterior design is by Reymond Langton Design. Aviva also features naval architecture by Abeking & Rasmussen.